31 Jan '16, 5pm

These super-insulated and tightly sealed townhouses produce more energy than they consume.

These super-insulated and tightly sealed townhouses produce more energy than they consume.

These super-insulated and tightly sealed townhouses produce more energy than they consume, providing a prototypical model for energy-positive housing development through public-private partnerships. The first project completed under the City of Boston’s E+ Green Building Program, the homes are certified LEED-H Platinum, with HERS ratings between -6 and -9. The highly-efficient envelope and ductless mini-split and HRV systems minimize loads, while solar PV and thermal panels on the roof produce renewable energy . The design treats energy performance and historic context simultaneously, inverting the traditional townhome’s vertical bay to register the triple-height internal circulation zone on the façade.

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