Climate Resilience Building Case Study

E+ 226–232 Highland Street

Address

232 Highland Street, Roxbury

Status

Completed

Key Features

Sustainability: Green Building, Carbon Reduction

Team
Developer/Design Manager Urbanica, Inc.
Architect of Record Urbanica Design
LEED Consultant Interface Studio Architects
Energy Consultant Conservation Services Group
Mechanical Engineer Engineering Design Build

The project is certified LEED for Homes Platinum with 90.5 points and has achieved HERS ratings between -6 and -9 across all four homes. The project utilizes high efficiency Heat Recovery Ventilator for air exchange and ductless mini split systems to provide heating and cooling. Hard surface flooring, cleanable walk-off mats, and areas to promote shoe removal beside the entryway all seek to create an environment with fewer respiratory irritants. Interior finishes feature low VOC paints and FSC certified cabinetry. The building envelopes are designed to be thermally robust; double-stud wall construction, high insulation levels, prevention of air infiltration at seams and transitions, and the installation of triple-glazed high performance windows all help to reduce heating and cooling energy use. All appliances are Energy Star rated.

232-Highland_Site-Plan 232-Highland_Solar-Array 232-Highland_Solar-Panel-Performance 232-Highland_Street-View-(2)

Share This Article:

  • Boston Planning & Development Agency
  • One City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201
  • Tel: 617.722.4300  Fax: 617.248.1937
  • © 2020 Boston Planning & Development Agency