Continuum, the retail and residential development at Barry's Corner in Allston, MA has achieved LEED NC v2009 Gold Certification. The 416,000 SF development, at the intersection of North Harvard St. and Western Avenue, boasts an energy use reduction of 25.88%..
Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, for Samuels & Associates, Harvard University, and Weiner Ventures, the development includes 325 rental apartment units, 36,000 SF of retail at ground floor, and approximately 225 below-grade parking spaces.
The residential units are furnished with energy star compliant appliances, high quality low-voc interior finishes, low flow/high efficiency plumbing fixtures, as well as large operable windows to provide both ample daylight and natural ventilation. The building envelope incorporates thermal insulation, air/vapor barriers, and high performance windows.
The Green Engineer provided sustainable design consulting, in the form of LEED Project Management, Energy Modeling, and Article 80B support and documentation.