Michael H Cole Building
This LEED certified mixed use building offers two dwelling units and commercial office space.
Use. This LEED Gold certified mixed use 3300SF building includes 2000SF of commercial office space on the first level with two 650SF rental apartments above.
Envelope. Continuous rigid foam on the exterior is taped and paired with spray foam in the cavities to yield a super-insulted and airtight envelope.
Systems. The office space is served by a natural gas boiler (hydro-air) coupled with a split cooling system. The residential spaces are both served with ductless mini-split air-source heat pumps which provide heating and cooling. Ventilation is provided by dedicated outdoor air systems by way of energy and heat recovery ventilators. There is an energy recovery ventilator that provides balanced ventilation for the office and heat recovery ventilators for the residential apartments. Two heat pump hot water heaters provide domestic hot water for the residential units.
Renewables. On the roof an 11kW solar electric system offsets all the building electricity consumption annually.
Certification. The building is LEED Gold certified by the US Green Building Council.
SERVICES: CONSULTING PROJECT
- ENERGY Consulting
- Mechanical Design
- LEED CONSULTING
LEED Gold Certified
2x6 Wood frame walls
2x12 Wood frame roof
Exterior Polyiso Foam Board
Open Cell Spray Foam
Ducted air source heat pump (Comm)
Ductless air source heat pumps (Res)
Heat recovery ventilators
Heat pump hot water heaters