Back Bay Passive House

2015 - First Passive house project in Back Bay Boston.   The deep energy retrofit deployed  non foam based, vapor open assemblies sensitive to 19th masonry brown stone construction.  The design incorporated a new 4th story penthouse using first known application of a PH Fire Wall in MA, new state of the art building and automation systems, continuous fresh air, and contemporary interior finishes. 

 

Cambridge Net Positive Passive House

First Certified Passive house in the City of Cambridge MA.  Project certifications include PH Certification, Net Positive,  Indoor Air-plus, LEED Platinum,  and a Building HERS Score of -11.   Design strategies included developing a subtle street presence, capturing sweeping vistas along the rear, and maximizing natural daylight for a 4 bedroom and aging in place ground level. 

 

Roxbury Deep Energy Retrofit

Two family residence in the heart of Roxbury Boston undertook an expansive addition while getting an envelope and building systems overhaul.   Exterior design maintained existing openings and re-imagined it's detailing with simpler lines. 

 

Cambridge Deep Energy Retrofit

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Somerville Deep Energy Retrofit

Comprehensive building overhaul including thermal bridge free and airtight envelope, continuous fresh air, upgraded building systems, and new interior layouts and finishes. 

 

Beacon Hill Deep Energy Retrofit

Sited along the Charles River, a 1900th industrial building was re-purposed into apartment housing in the 1930's and is now undergoing it's 3rd interior  renovation.  The project carefully preserves the integrity of its exterior masonry walls while bringing up the interiors to modern styling using passivehouse methodologies. 

 

Cambridge Prefab Passive house 

The design build team is planning a comprehensive prefab passive house approach for new single family in Cambridge MA.  It targets LEED Platinum, Net Zero, and is slated to be the first certified prefab PH project in the City of Cambridge.   The exterior and interior architecture is based on Victorian design principles while being built with state of the art envelope and all electric building systems.  Its roof orientation and massing is designed to capture surplus power for the use of an electric car. 

 

Cambridge Multi Family Passive house 

Raising the roof for a new two family passivehouse adjacent to Central Square.  Project is targeting for Passive house Certification, LEED Platinum, and Net Zero Design.  

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