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Cathedral Square Receives Vermont Green Building Award for Elm Place in Milton

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Cathedral Square Receives Vermont Green Building Award for Elm Place in Milton

MILTON, VT – Cathedral Square’s Elm Place in Milton received a Green Building Award last week at the eleventh annual Vermont’s Greenest Building Awards, hosted by the Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN). This award is given to projects demonstrating energy use intensity at least 50% below the regional average energy use for buildings of the same end use and incorporating other sustainability features.

Completed in 2017, Elm Place features 30 one-bedroom apartments for modest- and low-income older adults located on a smart growth site in the heart of Milton’s downtown. The 28,000-square-foot energy efficient building is Vermont’s first certified Passive House multifamily residence. Elm Place amenities for residents include covered parking, laundry facilities, on-site secure storage, an exercise room, a community kitchen/dining area, and gathering spaces. A digital dashboard near the entry displays real-time energy usage and trends. Outdoor highlights include raised garden beds, a walking loop and outdoor courtyard, a pergola, and a bocce court. SASH® (Support and Services at Home) is also available to residents on-site at no charge.

"We are thrilled with this award, which sheds some light on the highly efficient, affordable housing development work that has happened in Vermont over the past decade," shared Cathedral Square’s Director of Real Estate Development Cindy Reid, who accepted the award. “A huge thanks to all of our partners on this project, including Duncan Wisniewski Architects, ReArch Construction Co and all of their subcontractors, Engineering Services of Vermont, Efficiency Vermont, Eco Houses of Vermont, and Hardy Structural Engineering.”

To learn more about Cathedral Square housing communities, please visit: www.cathedralsquare.org/about-our-housing/

To learn more about Vermont Green Building Network, please visit: www.vtgreenbuildingnetwork.org

Milton Independent