USGBC MA Green Building Tour: The Distillery in South Boston Passive House- Thursday, December 1st

  • 01 Dec 2016
USGBC MA Green Building Tour: The Distillery in South Boston Passive House- Thursday, December 1st
Event Description

Green Building Tour: The Distillery in South Boston Passive House

Thursday, December 1st
5:30 – 7:15 PM

516 East 2nd Street
Boston, MA 02127

There's a city block in South Boston which has on it an old rum distillery which has about 150 working artists. The new building is the first of two, and will be completed around Thanksgiving. It will be certified as a Passive House. The challenge of the project was how to make PH construction-- which would meet certification, with 90 - 95% reduction in thermal energy requirements-- easy and economical to build. This is a problem in design, sourcing, construction methods and sequencing, education of the General Contractor and subs, and strict oversight.

There's a lot of activity around PV, electric vehicles, food production, indoor air quality, architecture which promotes exercise, the integration of the environmental aims with the arts community, and more.

This is a 60,000 s.f. building, to be followed a second 90,000 which will push the technologies and concepts another step. In the end, there will be about 300 people on the site.

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