Restoration Gardens II project in Baltimore, Maryland
Quinn Evans is also proud to have worked with The Community Builders on both the Cityview at McCulloh and Monument East projects in Baltimore to support the client in rehabilitating existing senior apartment buildings to make quality affordable homes that are healthier, more energy-efficient, and resilient. And these energy efficiency efforts are paying off. The renovation of the twin highrise towers at McCulloh resulted in a 42% improvement over pre-construction blower door test results. Monument East, another highrise multi-family project, is scheduled to be completed by the end of January 2020, and is already resulting in a 48.5% improvement in blower door testing with completed units and a 30% overall energy savings thus far.
What more can be done to further improve sustainability in affordable housing? At Quinn Evans, we conduct post-occupancy evaluations to continue to learn from our projects even after they’re built. This helps make sure the building is operating efficiently and that our design meets occupant needs. This process is facilitated by more data from building metering systems long after the building is in service, as well as regular resident surveys. We hope to continue the work and learn from our clients, tenants, and communities to make great and affordable homes.