A new development is on the boards in DC that will be the city's first "certified" net-zero energy, affordable housing property.
Cycle House, an 18-unit building planned for 1520-1522 North Capitol Street NW (map), aims to break ground in September and achieve net-zero energy performance utilizing the Passive House building standard.
The development, from Urban Green and Heleos, will have studio to three-bedroom units for households earning between 30% and 60% median family income (MFI). Energy efficient features will include solar panels, high efficiency air-to-water heat pumps, and EPA water-sense fixtures and low-flow shower heads that help reduce water consumption by 30% or more compared to traditional apartment buildings.
The project, designed by Emotive Architecture, will also be constructed using modular super-insulated wall systems from Blueprint Robotics that offer a high performance building thermal envelope for the building.
If all goes according to schedule, Cycle House, which will have space for a restaurant on the ground floor, could deliver late next year.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_all-affordable_net-zero_project_planned_for_north_capitol_street/21276.
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