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Folsom Powerhouse: A Mixed-Income Green Development for Center City, Philadelphia
Postgreen Homes is teaming up with Equinox Management & Construction LLC to build a 31 unit, mixed-income green housing development near Center City in Philadelphia. Topped off with green roofs and photovoltaics, Folsom Powerhouse is an energy-efficient, eco-friendly project that will serve as a model of ecological urbanism. Located in the neighborhood of Francisville, the residential complex is a clean energy-producing powerhouse that will revitalize its surrounding area.
Postgreen Homes is an Inhabitat favorite, responsible for the likes of a number of great green projects in Philadelphia like the $100K House and the Avant Garage. Postgreen is collaborating with Equinox, who also has experience with green projects in Philadelphia, to build the 31 unit housing complex 18th & Folsom Streets. The site was allocated by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA), who wanted the project to contribute to the neighborhood in a sustainable way to invigorate the area.
Postgreen and Equinox are also aided by ISA Architects, who designed the project, and Studio Bryan Hanes, who is responsible for the landscaping. The development will feature energy efficient design, with solar power, green roof technology and advanced storm water management practices. It’s proximity to public transit, nearby shops and the Francisville community center will give residents great access to amenities and necessities. “Our proposal adapted Folsom’s fabric and the City’s best practices in urban planning”, explained Chad Ludeman, President of Postgreen Homes. “The Powerhouse name is indicative of our commitment to extreme energy efficiency, giving residents the power to live with community and environmental consciousness in mind”.
Construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2013.
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