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Affordable housing unit


Single and Multi-Family Residential
New Construction & Retrofit
37,000 SF (Scattered Site)
Philadelphia: Mantua

Scattered across twenty sites, this Pennsylvania Housing Financing Agency (PHFA)-funded project retrofits existing rowhomes and infills vacant lots with energy-efficient affordable housing. The project aims to increase cohesion of an already vibrant neighborhood by adding a housing bracket needed throughout the city. Both existing masonry rowhomes and new-construction sites have achieved certification under the U.S. Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready Homes and the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED programs. An example of how to transition Philadelphia’s existing rowhomes into healthy housing models, WPRE VI will reinvigorate the neighborhood with equitable, all-electric, climate-conscious living.

WPRE scattered sites


U.S. Green Building Council LEED GOLD Certification
U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home

Building Envelope (New Construction)

Slab On Grade: R-10

Above Grade Walls: R-27.6

Roof: 61.6

Windows: Average SHGC 0.3, average U-Value 0.3

Building Envelope (Retrofit)

Slab On Grade: R-10

Below Grade Walls: R-28

Above Grade Walls: R-21

Roof: R-49

Windows: Average SHGC 0.4, average U-Value 0.32

Project Team

Developer: West Philadelphia Real Estate

Architect: Bright Common

Energy Rater/Verifier: MaGrann

Structural Engineer: Structure Labs

Mechanical, Electric & Plumbing: J+M Engineering

Photography: Sam Oberter

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