232 Highland Street, Roxbury
Sustainability: Green Building, Carbon Reduction
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.