New Haven, Connecticut
Final Case Study Report [.pdf, 581 KB] August 2005
PATH partnered with the Housing Authority of the City of New Haven and a subsidiary of Jonathan Rose LLC, The Affordable Housing Development Corporation, to build the final phase of the Eaton Row HOPE VI Revitalization. This final phase featured 27 affordable hybrid-modular homes at market-rate, sold to first-time homebuyers. The two-story single-family homes, adjacent to Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, have full basements and are designed with traditional features to help blend into the existing neighborhood. All units are factory--built, four-box modulars; garages, porches, and decks were built on site by the contractor. The first two phases of the HOPE VI project, also complete, included both low-income and market-rate rental units.
The developer, nationally known for sustainably oriented projects, was eager to incorporate green material selections and energy efficiency into the project, but limited by the affordable cost targets. PATH technical advisors were able to provide input on the use of technologies to achieve the project goals within the defined cost parameters. PATH recommendations included:
- Using modular construction to speed construction, increase job-site security, and alleviate weather-related construction delays (coastal New England can have severe winter weather conditions)
- Optimizing building envelope and mechanical systems through the use of energy modeling software
- Using low- and no-cost alternate materials with better sustainable and indoor-air-quality characteristics than standard materials
- Choosing high-durability, low-maintenance exterior materials
- Providing building access and interior design that promotes accessibility and visitability
PATH is coordinating with all partners to promote the demonstration site as a model for energy-efficient affordable homebuilding in New Haven and other similar climate regions. Site preparation and infrastructure work began in August 2004 and the project was completed in the Spring of 2005.
The project incorporates the following PATH-recommended technologies and techniques:
This project has been completed
Content updated on 11/20/2006