Building Tour: The Distillery in South Boston Passive House January 31, 2019

  • 31 January 2019
  • Start time : 05:30 PM
  • End time : 07:00 PM
  • Event Host : USGBC MA
  • Event Location : The Distillery in South Boston, 516 East 2nd Street, Boston, MA, 02127, United States
Event Description

In South Boston, there is an old rum distillery retro-fitted to be a Passive House. The Distillery North is now leasing 1-2 bedroom and studio apartments. Join USGBC MA for a behind the scenes presentation about the architectural features of the space, as well as a tour of the location.

Features include:

  • No drafts, temperature gradients, or excessive dryness and humidity
  • Uses 95% less energy HVAC compared to a building in its class.
  • Advanced air filtration that removes hazardous particulates from city air
  • Extra insulation and triple-paned, openable windows, making it quieter than other buildings.
  • Conveniently located and easily accessible
  • Resident parking, interior and outside lots 360 degree city views from the roof
  • High-end finishes and high ceilings
  • In-unit washer and dryer
  • Roof access with grow beds

The challenge of the project was how to make PH construction– which would meet certification, with 90 – 95% reduction in thermal energy requirements. Overcoming this problem involved innovative design, sourcing, construction methods, and sequencing, as well as education of the General Contractor and strict oversight.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC MA
  • Cost
    • $ 30.00
  • Event type
    • Green Building Tour

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