Henry Bros. Co. is building Conservatory Apartments in Chicago at 414 N. Central Park Boulevard, just north of the landmark Garfield Park Conservatory.
The four-story building will include 43 units on floors 2-4, and ground floor common space. This space will feature a community room, a bicycle room, and laundry facilities. A property management and development office also will be on site. The project was funded through various sources including IHDA, debt and equity, along with other grants.
Conservatory Apartments will be the largest multi-family building in Chicago to meet the Passive House Institute of the United States (PHIUS) standard. This standard emphasizes energy-efficient structures that use continuous insulation, high-performance windows, and other measures to enhance indoor air quality. Five basic principles that drive PHIUS design are no thermal bridging, superior windows, mechanical ventilation and heat recovery, quality insulation, and airtight construction. The only other Passive House-certified affordable housing project in Chicago has only six units.
Conservatory’s wood-frame exterior envelope will be masonry on the first floor and a Cupaclad® siding system for the rest. This will help Conservatory Apartments to comply with stringent PHIUS energy efficiency standards.
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