New Harmony exceeds California energy conservation requirements by 32 percent, and Build-It-Green certified the project with 197 Green Points.
The 69 one-, two- and three-bedroom, below-market-rate rental units are affordable for those with low-incomes. They range in size from 667 to 1,131 square feet.
Operable windows allow for natural ventilation, and each apartment has a patio and large south-facing sliding glass doors (that face away from I-80). An outside fresh-air intake on the south side of every apartment, feeds fresh air into the HVAC system through MERV 11 filters.
A 190kW PV system provides about 80 percent of the electricity needed for all units. There is also a community garden.