Mulberry at Park Apartments
ENERGY STAR© MF Highrise;
Enterprise Green Communities
Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) provided sustainability consulting and certification services for Mulberry at Park Apartments, a 68-unit affordable multifamily building located in Baltimore, MD. The noteworthy project undertaken by Enterprise Homes, Inc. achieved triple green certification under Enterprise Green Communities, ENERGY STAR Multifamily High Rise, and LEED for Homes Multifamily Midrise Silver level certification. Even more important, this development serves a tremendous need in the community by providing high-quality affordable living spaces.
SWA provided energy efficiency and sustainability consulting, comprehensive design review, energy modeling and analysis, construction inspections and building performance testing. Several standout energy conservation measures define the sustainable design, including a highly efficient central HVAC system, double-pane low-E windows, low-flow plumbing fixtures, ENERGYSTAR appliances, LED lighting and smart system controls. An insulation strategy known as ‘flash and batt’, which utilizes a combination of spray-foam and fiberglass insulation, contributes to a hyper-tight building envelope within project budget.
Residents in Mulberry at Park will benefit from secure bicycle storage and outstanding access to transportation and community resources, including banks, grocery stores, and clinics in this urban infill property. They will also enjoy access to a green roof, and might hope to spot the insects and birds that are expected to congregate there. Indoors, low-emitting finishes, formaldehyde-free Forest Stewardship Council certified cabinetry, continuous ventilation, and MERV 8 filtration along with a strict smoke-free building policy protect air quality in the home.