Cambridge, MA – Callahan Construction Managers (Callahan) announced the completion and grand opening of Squirrelwood Apartments, a passive house certified affordable housing development located in Cambridge.
Squirrelwood Apartments is made up of 12 buildings, 10 that have been newly renovated by Callahan Construction Managers and Davis Square Architecture, as well as two new infill buildings and an addition to an existing building constructed by Callahan. The renovated buildings feature kitchen and bathroom remodels, new flooring and windows throughout, as well as updated exterior facades including new siding and roofing.
The apartments is located in The Port, a neighborhood next to Central Square, and provides affordable rent and contemporary features and amenities including central or in-unit laundry, professional landscaping, outdoor seating areas, secure controlled access, resident services portal, professional property management, energy Star appliances, inclusion of certain utilities, modern and quality fixtures, and designs.
Meeting the passive house standard alone reduces energy consumption by an average of 60% from standard construction, and the building’s energy reduction could be closer to 70%. In addition, with its solar panels installed, the new buildings will be net zero energy buildings.