OGI develops residential, commercial, mixed use, and hospitality projects, using accomplished external and interior architects to create an unparalleled real estate project. OGI demonstrates firm commitment to raising the benchmark for the real estate sector across our markets.
Sustainable Housing Industry
OGI is interested in Sustainable houses industries which are cornerstones of communities that provide a high quality of life and economic and social value, and minimize impacts on the land, water, air and natural resources that support them. Our understanding of what this means will evolve with knowledge, experience and new supportive technologies, practices, tools and frameworks.
OGI develops a consensus on a quantifiable sustainable housing definition that emphasizes healthy indoor environments, resource conservation, environmental sustainability, affordability, energy efficiency and renewable energy, and a strategy for adoption and maintenance.
OGI seeks to partner with public and private sector organizations to develop customized sustainable housing solutions. While our approach typically seeks to co-develop housing with local development partners, we can also assume the role of lead developer or development consultant.
OGI seeks sustainable housing solutions in our territories; a clear emphasis has been placed on reducing long-term utility and maintenance expenses, grid independence, tenant health and environmental impact. Of equal importance is the long-term return on these investments. With this in mind, OGI partners with housing providers to identify and assess multiple sustainable housing solutions for individual sites or an entire housing portfolio.
OGI buildings aim to be low in embodied energy, use energy efficiently, generate electricity, collect and recycle water, are passively thermally comfortable and provide safe indoor air quality. Our vision is for these goals to be shared throughout the building industry.
Sustainable Mixed Use Development
Sustainable OGI housing envisions creating a powerful positive social impact on the community through job training and through the development of beautiful affordable housing, while minimizing its impact on the environment. The design maximizes green surfaces and will implement technologies to reduce storm water runoff. Water usage will be minimized through native and xeriscaping landscaping outside and low-flow fixtures inside. Energy costs will be reduced by maximizing natural day lighting with thermally-efficient windows and exteriors, and highly-reflective roofs throughout.
Amenities of OGI Sustainable housing with mixed use development includes a clubhouse, an organic community garden, significant common green space – all with respect to the past, while embracing the future. We also believe we should make a vital contribution to the landscape, to the communities we help create, and to the environment as a whole. We aim to achieve this through our commitment to excellence in design, sustainability, and addressing the needs of our customers and their neighbors.
Advancing Technologies and Practices
OGI Undertakes research, development and demonstration activities to advance and commercialize:
Integrated design processes and tools to optimize housing design and performance and minimize incremental costs: More cost‐effective, high performance building envelope systems focusing on super‐insulation materials and assemblies, air leakage control, next‐generation windows and materials with high levels of recycling and reuse. Highly efficient integrated heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems Economical, packaged renewable energy systems, including combined solar electric/thermal systems, that can be easily integrated and enable houses to produce as much energy as they consume on an annual basis. Smart house/grid and energy storage technologies that optimize the electrical energy used in houses, including using electric vehicle batteries when available
User dashboards that can display real‐time electricity, gas and water usage and other measures of housing performance, including indoor air quality.
Processes that minimize and manage waste generation from building construction, renovation and demolition.
Highly efficient fixtures and appliances, low‐maintenance landscaping, rainwater capture, grey water reuse and neighborhood design.
Healthy construction products, design and systems to minimize pollutant emissions, and features and systems to ensure healthy indoor living conditions.