PORTLAND, MAINE – A June 5, 2017 article featured in the Bangor Daily News discusses the critical goals the Bayside Anchor project team needed to achieve to meet rigorous Passive House design standards. Wright-Ryan Construction served as Construction Manager on the Bayside Anchor project.
Excerpt from the story:
“[Jesse Thompson, Kaplan Thompson Architects] says the 45-unit project had to meet a lot of goals: construction had to be cost-effective enough to qualify for affordable housing tax credits and financing through the Maine State Housing Authority and the project’s co-developers — the city public housing authority and affordable housing group Avesta Housing.
It also needed common areas and office space for organizations like Head Start and a community policing station, and it had to be ultra-efficient.
Finally, it had to meet the needs of tenants like Peter Janes, who was one of the first to move in this winter.
‘I know it had great insulation. I had to shut off my heat in February — it was too hot,’ he says.”