Here’s an excellent discussion of the overall benefits to the tenants of this social housing project for low-income tenants in a high-cost area. It’s a six-story building with 98 units in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Plus, it spells out the benefits to society of building right.
“In each case, the goal is to give heating and cooling systems very little to do. ‘With airtightness and thermal continuity and control, the building envelope is doing the bulk of the work that we typically rely on our systems to do’,” notes the architect, who is now working on other Passive House projects in the region.
—30 April 2020