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May 3, 2005

Eaton Row to Open for New Homeowners

Innovation featured in affordable, single-family residences

NEW HAVEN, CT - The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH)-in collaboration with the City of New Haven, the Housing Authority of New Haven, and Jonathan Rose Companies, Inc.-will celebrate the grand opening of the Eaton Row residential development at 11:30 a.m., Friday, May 6 on the new Frances Hunter Drive. Sitting on a five-acre site in the city's Dixwell neighborhood, the project provides 27 new single-family, three- and four-bedroom residences with half of the homes to be affordable for lower income families.

All of the units are comprised of four factory-built modules, which ensured a quick and reliable construction process. Garages, porches, and decks were then built on site. Modular housing is just one of the many PATH-promoted innovations in the Eaton Row project. The homes also feature compact heating and cooling distribution, programmable thermostats, tankless gas water heaters, fiber-cement siding, low-flow plumbing fixtures, air admittance valves, and recycled content carpet.

Furthermore, the developer and architect worked with The United Illuminating Company's Conservation and Load Management ENERGY STAR Homes team to research and maximize energy efficiency measures to reduce long-term housing costs and create healthy environments for the new homeowners. As a result, the level of insulation in the walls and roof exceed standard home specifications. All homes are equipped with ENERGY STAR qualified appliances and comply with all of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's standards for the ENERGY STAR rating for homes. The design team also looked for environmentally friendly, or "green," materials to finish the homes, such as flooring and exterior siding.

For more information:
Scott T. Shepherd

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