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Title: Fort Devens. Cold Climate, Energy-Efficient, Market-Rate Townhomes

In 2009, Mass Development issued a RFP for teams to develop moderately priced high-efficiency homes on two sites within the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone. MassDevelopment, a Massachusetts agency that owns the Devens site (formerly Fort Devens Army Base, in Harvard, Massachusetts), set a goal of producing a replicable example of current and innovative sustainable building practices with a near-zero energy potential. Metric Development, as primary developer and construction manager, formed one of the successful teams that included CARB and Cambridge Seven Architects (C7A). This report describes the development of high performance, affordable, and replicable designs developed by the team in test homes and plans to move forward with the next buildings.
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  1. Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), Norwalk, CT (United States)
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Report Number(s):
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308; KNDJ-0-40342-03
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), Norwalk, CT (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B) (Building America)
Country of Publication:
United States
triplex; townhouse; energy efficiency; double stud walls; air tight envelope; air-sealing; compact HVAC design; solar site-planning residential; residential building; CARB; Building America