E+ Housing

Mixed Use Development
New Construction

Boston, MA 
2013 (un-built)

 

This design for 44 units of housing that generates more energy than it uses was a finalist in a 2013 development competition for Mission Hill in Boston, MA. It is urban infill on a larger scale: filling in a multi-lot site that has a residential neighborhood up the hill and a commercial one down on the busy street that follows the river. The proposed central walkway highlights the connection and transition from the upper, more residential Parker St. to the lower, more commercial Terrace St. The change is elevation is significant: 37’. The central walkway and the community garden are the foundations of this verdant site plan.

The project’s built environment is meant to mirror and blend the two existing building typologies of the site. All of the buildings are required to provide enough combined roof area to handle the multitude of solar electric (85%) and solar thermal (15%) panels required to generate enough energy for the occupants. A water storage tank built into the hillside stores the energy from the solar thermal panels to pre-heat the domestic hot water for the on-demand hot water heaters. Electric air source heat pumps supply the heating and cooling. The building envelopes are state-of-the-art with regard to energy efficiency and moisture control, yet utilize a “low tech” approach and are no more costly to construct than a typical multi-family development.

All in all, this project captures our latest thinking on larger net-zero multi-family housing.


 
 
  North Main Street /  2014   Mixed Use Development New Construction 

North Main Street /  2014

Mixed Use Development
New Construction 

  Battey Street / 2013    2-Family Residential New Construction

Battey Street / 2013 

2-Family Residential
New Construction

  Bayley Street Lofts / 2005   Multi-Family Residential Mill Rehab 

Bayley Street Lofts / 2005

Multi-Family Residential
Mill Rehab 

  Monohasset Mills / 2002   Multi-Family Residential Mill Rehab

Monohasset Mills / 2002

Multi-Family Residential
Mill Rehab

  Garden City Housing / 2014   Multi-Family Residential Renovation & New Construction

Garden City Housing / 2014

Multi-Family Residential
Renovation & New Construction

  Hanoian / 2012   Single-Family Residential New Construction

Hanoian / 2012

Single-Family Residential
New Construction

  Chasin Residence / 2008   Single-Family Residential New Construction 

Chasin Residence / 2008

Single-Family Residential
New Construction 

  Hubbard Residence / 2004   Single-Family Residential Renovation 

Hubbard Residence / 2004

Single-Family Residential
Renovation 

  32 Southwick / 2002   Single-Family Residential Renovation

32 Southwick / 2002

Single-Family Residential
Renovation

  E + Housing / 2013    Mixed Use Development New Construction

E + Housing / 2013 

Mixed Use Development
New Construction

  Box Office / 2010   Commercial New Construction 

Box Office / 2010

Commercial
New Construction 

  1 Sims Avenue / 2006   Commercial Renovation 

1 Sims Avenue / 2006

Commercial
Renovation 

  Wagner Residence / 2002    Single-Family Residential New Construction

Wagner Residence / 2002 

Single-Family Residential
New Construction