Fort Devens: Cold Climate, Energy-Efficient, Market-Rate Townhomes

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


In 2009, Mass Development issued an RFQ and subsequent RFP for teams to develop moderately priced high-efficiency homes on two sites within the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone. MassDevelopment, a Massachusetts agency that owns the Devens site (formerly Fort Devens Army Base, in Harvard, Massachusetts), set a goal of producing a replicable example of current and innovative sustainable buildingpractices with a near-zero energy potential. Metric Development, as primary developer and construction manager, formed one of the successful teams that included CARB and Cambridge Seven Architects (C7A).
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages44
StatePublished - 2013

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), Norwalk, Connecticut

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-57986

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102013-3903


  • air sealing
  • air tight envelope
  • Building America
  • compact HVAC design
  • double stud walls
  • EE
  • energy efficiency
  • residential
  • residential buildings
  • solar site-planning
  • townhouse
  • triplex


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