Castle Square

Boston, MA

Pinck & Co. was OPM for the renovation of this 500-unit affordable housing complex in Boston’s South End, one of the largest redevelopments in the City’s history. A major face lift transformed the façade and created a more dynamic and visually exciting exterior, and a deep energy retrofit produced vital efficiencies. Innovative solutions in construction logistics, energy and green design, and operations throughout resulted in the revitalization of this landmark affordable housing development. 

Deep Energy Retrofit. Since the 40 year-old Castle Square complex had numerous capital needs, the decision was made to not only renovate, but to also make the building incredibly energy efficient. This ‘Deep Energy Retrofit’ involved major system replacements including building envelope, HVAC upgrades, and solar hot water with a goal of reducing overall energy costs by 70%. As a result, Castle Square became the largest affordable housing complex in the United States to receive USGBC’s LEED Platinum Home Certification.

Quick Facts:

Complete:  2012

Construction Value:  $46.4 M

Architect:  Elton + Hampton

 Contractor:  CWC Construction  

Tags:  Housing