NESEA Pro Tour: Deep Energy Historic Mill Retrofit, Friday May 20, 1 - 5 pm, Westford, MA

  • 20 May 2016
Event Description

NESEA Pro Tour: Deep Energy Retrofit of Abbott Mill
Friday May 20, 1 - 5 pm, Westford, MA

The Abbot Mill complex consists of 13 former woolen mill buildings dating from the late 1800’s, now on the National Register of Historic Places in Westford, MA. This Pro Tour will showcase the six years of work that it took to rehabilitate this historic industrial property into a modern, high-performing residential complex. Deep energy retrofit building systems were applied throughout the complex, including several innovative common areas. Canal water-powered heating and cooling system to run without electricity or gas for most of the eight months it is in operation.

This project utilizes modern green building technologies while incorporating features unique to this historic site: for example, a closed loop water source heat pump system which is fed by the existing canal system that runs through the complex.

Phase II of the project (another four buildings) will be underway during the Pro Tour, and available for viewing.

Project Features

230,000 sq. ft
Winner of several awards, including Engineering News Record 2013 Best Renovation
gas and electric split systems in outbuildings; water source heat pumps in Main Building; CAR exhaust vent systems throughout ; Condensing dryers
original 85kw hydroelectric generator that was repaired and restored in 2014
Two levels of underground parking beneath the mill buildings
Canal water powered heating and cooling system to run without electricity or gas for most of the eight months it is in operation
350KW of photovoltaics on the roof

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