BREWER, Maine – “The 54,000-SQUARE-FOOT VILLAGE Centre Apartments in Brewer, Maine—developed and owned by Community Housing of Maine (CHOM)—was just awarded its final PHIUS (Passive House Institute U.S.) certification after opening its doors in May. And the best news? It’s an affordable project.
The 48-unit building—designed by CWS Architects with sustainability consulting by Thornton Tomasetti and constructed by Wright-Ryan Construction—had to be the epitome of energy efficiency. Wright-Ryan developed cost benefit analysis and detailed estimates to support challenging decisions between various window details, five wall section alternatives, and more than ten different HVAC options to help the team select and install the highest-performing, most cost-effective systems possible…”
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