Multi-Family Housing: Under Construction Through Final Product

Exterior of building A

Event Date: 

Friday, November 15, 2019


Northampton, MA

CEU Information: 

CEUs: AIA 3.0 LU/HSW; certificates of attendance provided to all attendees

$25 Members/$35 Non-Members

Attendees toured two projects built by hosting company Sunwood Builders: a 13-unit condominium project and a 28-unit co-housing project. Because these two projects are being built by the same team, similar design and construction techniques are being used on both, which gave attendees the unique opportunity to see very similar projects in very different stages of development in the same tour.

Site 1

  • Type of Construction: New (complete as of summer of 2019)
  • 13 Unit Condominium project
  • Mid-30s HERS rating
  • Planned 14kw pv array

Site 2

  • Type of Construction: New (complete as of November 2020)
  • 28 Unit Cohousing Community
  • 4,000 SF Common House
  • Estimated Mid-30s HERS rating
  • Planned 25kw pv array
Insulation Package (covering both projects):
  • Under Slab = Rigid Foam R-15
  • Interior Foundation Walls = Rigid Foam R-15
  • Exterior Shell = Rigid Foam R-7.5
  • Exterior Walls = 2 x 6 Construction w/ Dense Pack Blown Cellulose R-21
  • Attic = 17" Blown Cellulose R-60


Tentative Schedule

12:30 PM

Doors open, registration, networking and coffee

1:00 PM

Welcome by NESEA

1:10 PM

Overview of the project by the host

2:00 PM

Tour of project begins; attendees rotate through content-specific stations

3:45 PM

Group Reconvenes back at initial meeting point

4:00 PM

Reception with light refreshments

4:15 PM

Q&A Panel with members of project team

5:00 PM

Event Concludes


If you have questions about this event, you can contact Florence at or 413-774-6051 x10.



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