Miralon Clubhouse Palm Springs, CA

A resident amenity clubhouse located in Palm Springs CA is scheduled to open in Spring 2018.  Miralon is targeting zero net energy consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site.  The building is also intended to exceed California Energy Code requirements by 15%.  The clubhouse will feature a photovoltaic entrance canopy, high-efficiency plumbing, lighting and mechanical systems with mixed-mode functions that support natural ventilation.  The master plan represents an "Agrihood," Agrarian-Centered Community, where localized neighborhood farming is a sustainable alternative to the model of industrial agriculture that is damaging our environment and threatening human health. In addition to the health, environmental and socio-economic benefits of local farming, the Miralon Farm offers volunteer opportunities to learn what crops can be grown and how to take care of them, as well as, opportunities to learn how to transform what is harvested into fine cuisine through workshops and cooking demonstrations.  Masterplan architectural guidelines for residential lots require Builders to introduce additional sustainability methods such as gray water systems, high-efficiency plumbing fixtures, lighting and mechanical systems as well as roofing with high SRI (Solar Reflectance Index).