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Oak Street Artist Lofts

The Oak Street Artist Lofts is the first affordable multi-family development in Maine to receive LEED Platinum certification.

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Project Details

Project Partners
CWS Architects
Owner
Avesta Housing
Location
Portland, Maine
Completion Date
Area
30,000 ft²
Sustainability
LEED Platinum Certification
Number of Rooms
37
Oak Street Artist Lofts in Portland, Maine. Sandy Agrafiotis photo
Oak Street Artist Lofts in Portland, Maine. Sandy Agrafiotis photo
Oak Street Artist Lofts in Portland, Maine. Sandy Agrafiotis photo
Oak Street Artist Lofts in Portland, Maine. Sandy Agrafiotis photo

Overview

The Oak Street Artist Lofts feature 37 affordable housing units marketed toward artists. The 30,000-square-foot complex was certified with LEED for Homes Mid-Rise Pilot Rating System, a system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council as a third party certification program and consists of both mandatory and optional credits.

We provided sustainability services to CWS Architects for the residential center, which opened in 2011.

Highlights

  • The building met LEED Silver certification and Architecture 2030 Challenge requirements to receive partial funding from the city of Portland.
  • The project is the first affordable multi-family development in Maine to receive a Platinum rating.
  • Sustainable initiatives include a super-insulated envelope with minimal air infiltration, heat recovery ventilation, solar hot water, and dedicated bicycle parking.

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