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What does a sustainable San Diego look like?

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For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. To support this lifestyle shift, Swinerton Builders is committed to development that is lean, green and promotes a sustainable vision of urban living.

This means mixed-use communities that allow people to live near where they work and play. It means walkable and bike-friendly neighborhoods and convenient amenities to control sprawl. It means proximity to public transit systems to reduce reliance on driving. It means smaller living spaces that save energy without sacrificing style.

The newly built Ariel Suites tower brings all of these elements to San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood in a livable, luxury package. Swinerton partnered with owner Ariel Suites LP and designer AVRP Studios on the 24-story high-rise, which is centrally located at the intersection of Kettner Boulevard and Beech Street. It features 224 residential units ranging in size from 800 to 1,200 square feet, plus more than 17,000 square feet of ground-level retail and commercial space.

With four green roofs to help conserve energy and bring a slice of nature to the urban setting, Ariel Suites aims to integrate San Diego’s famed outdoor lifestyle with the perks of its cosmopolitan core. An extensive pool deck features a fitness center, fire pits, water features and deluxe lighting features. Every unit has a balcony, providing tenants with sweeping harbor and ocean views.

Since creating one of the nation’s first green buildings back in 1970, Swinerton has remained at the forefront of sustainable construction practices. On every project, we look for opportunities to “go green” through energy-saving features, use of recycled materials and minimizing construction waste. When building Ariel Suites, the project team adopted the motto “Run thin to win,” with a focus on efficient, streamlined operations to meet the sky-high goals of this modern urban environment. We know that building green is not only the right thing to do, but the smart thing to do.

Swinerton provides commercial construction and construction management services throughout the United States and is a 100 percent employee-owned company. Recognized nationally since 1888, Swinerton is the preferred builder and trusted partner in every market it serves — proudly leading with integrity, passion and excellence. Swinerton.com.

-Submitted by Swinerton Builders.

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