Ace: Sustainability

Designed to GreenPoint Rated Gold Certification, all homes at Ace will be powered by electric energy. Every residential unit will have its own electrical and water meter, encouraging efficient use. 

Offering nine Electric Vehicle charging stations, 90 secured bicycle parking spots and enhanced public spaces featuring indigenous pollinator/butterfly attracting species of trees and planters, the construction of Ace commits to hiring local trades and laborers and supports the neighboring Insight Housing's HOPE Center.  

Grosvenor's 2030 Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (WGBC)

Ace will meet Grosvenor's 2030 Commitment to achieve Net Zero Operational Carbon through thoughtful design elements, all-electric appliances, efficient lighting, and the purchase of carbon offsets. 

Environmental - committed to net zero

Electric Vehicle chargers


Bicycle parking spaces


Parking ratio


Environmental highlights

Energy & connectivity

  • Designed to GreenPoint Rated Certification
  • Voluntarily removed all natural gas systems from units
  • Carbon offsets will bring emissions for landlord-controlled space to zero by 2030
  • Utilizing composite architectural precast panels, which:
    • Reduce heating energy by up to ~30%, compared to typical construction assemblies.
    • Reduce global warming potential (GWP) by over 60%, compared to traditional curtain wall systems.

Transit-oriented development

  • 90 secured bicycle parking spaces on ground floor bicycle room
  • Nine Electric Vehicle charging stations on site, and infrastructure to support 17 additional stations 
  • AC Transit bus passes provided to all residents and employees
  • 36% parking ratio (the proportion of apartments that come with a parking space)
  • Site is located two blocks from the Downtown Berkeley BART station and one block from the UC Berkeley Campus


Trades supported


To Affordable Housing Fund


To Public Art Fund


Social impact

Housing & Philanthropy

  • Voluntary partnership with Insight Housing’s HOPE Center project, an affordable housing development committed to serving Berkeley’s veteran and chronically homeless populations. Funds donated supported:
    • the purchase of 56 televisions for supportive housing units
    • welcome basket items
    • gift cards to distribute to clients in need
  • Contribution of over $6M to the City’s Affordable Housing Fund 


  • Commitment to First Source hiring, a program which promotes local hiring
  • Project Labor Agreement with 28 trades, supporting stable, local union careers
  • Contribution to the City’s Streets and Open Space Improvement Plan Fund 

Arts & Culture

  • Contribution of over $500k to the City’s Public Art Fund
  • Enhance public open spaces with trees, planters, new paving and a new build-out on the sidewalk
  • Installation of an Interactive Kiosk Experience, which assists with wayfinding through Berkeley


2023 GRESB results


GRESB Development*


Above peer average


Governance at Grosvenor

Environmental objectives in North America

  • 2030 WGBC Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment 
  • 4-stars 2023 GRESB Development Benchmark Results 
  • 91/100 Overall Development ranking (14 points above industry peer average of 77)
  • *2nd Ranking for GRESB Development Score within Americas/Non-listed/Core/Closed end (within peer group)
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Principles offer guidance for Net Zero Carbon, Sustainable Buildings, Sustainable Businesses and Communities, Health & Wellbeing, and Nature & Biodiversity objectives

Certain information contained in this page, including, but not limited to, the environment, social and governance targets set within, are forward-looking statements regarding Grosvenor’s goals and objectives, and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates, projections, opinions and beliefs. Forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and actual results may differ materially from those reflected within. Grosvenor does not assume any obligation to update such information, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by law. 

April 2024.

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