Jamaica Plain Green LOFTS - Boston, MA

This new energy efficient triplex in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston offers three rental apartments in a loft-inspired modern style.

The layout maximizes flexibility, space and amenities. The units include open floor plans, and walk-in closets, and the upper level offers 10 foot ceilings, a private roofdeck, and a private garden area.

RENTAL APPEAL. Designed for the rental market, the combination of amenities makes the units rare and desirable. Each unit in the new building offers a fresh progressive aesthetic, low utility bills, in-unit laundry, healthy indoor air quality, and a private outdoor space; collectively a combination difficult to find in Boston.

LANDLORD BENEFITS. Construction costs were managed from a strong investment perspective, keeping hard costs low while still achieving the vision. To reduce future operational costs, decisions for increased durability and low maintenance were prioritized throughout the design process. Lower utility costs mean a larger percentage of tenant income can be allocated to rent rather than electric or gas bills. The small, simplified heating and cooling systems will also minimize operational cost. 

AESTHETICS. The contemporary exterior carefully complements the surrounding neighborhood vernacular, while remaining a distinctly fresh and new building. Inside, the units embrace utilitarian modern design – clean, bright, uncluttered, and welcoming.

COMFORT & PERFORMANCE. The units have reduced carbon emissions, reduced energy consumption (near Passive House performance), greatly increased thermal comfort for the occupants, and the unique condominium association has acquired an electric car (Nissan Leaf) for the common use of the owners, complete with a driveway charging station.

 

 

SERVICES: GREEN ARCHITECTURE

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DESIGN BASICS

Square Footage: 3,300
Dwelling Units: 3  

AMENITIES

In unit washers/dryers
Shared electric car

ENERGY

Air Leakage: 0.23ACH@50pa
Super-insulation

 

PROJECT TEAM

ZeroEnergy Design
Architecture
PlaceTailor
Construction