Chinburg Builders announced today that it has completed construction of a new energy efficient and "green" retail and housing development at Jenkins Court in Durham, NH. This new project furthers Chinburg Builders focus on developing and offering energy efficient options addressing both retail and housing needs.
Developer Matt Crape of CF VENTURES, LLC, selected Chinburg Builders as the construction management firm for the project. According to Crape, "Chinburg Builders was very professional throughout the process. They provided great solutions to a design build in a tight period. The attention to detail, responsiveness and relationships with great subcontractors all contributed to the success of the project."
The eleven-month project transitioned the former Houghton’s hardware store into a four- story, energy efficient building that offers commercial retail space on the first floor and office space on the fourth floor. The second and third levels offer 10 residential apartment units with six, single bedrooms per apartment.
Geoff Spitzer, Chinburg Builders' senior project manager and LEED certified professional stated, "This property is the first of a new standard of student housing in Durham. By forming an elite construction team including talented designers and engineers combined with the construction management expertise of Chinburg Builders, the owners were able to leverage a great location re-develop it to provide low-energy, high-efficiency housing and retail space - a ground-breaking transition for the Durham community. The infill project had a zero lot line and presented unique challenges with close neighbors, unexpected ledge and very little space to load or store materials. We credit a strong relationship with the Town of Durham and extensive communication with helping us to meet the 11 month timeline to have the building ready for students on August 1st."
Each six-bedroom unit offers quartz counter tops, laminate flooring, tiled floors, two bathrooms, and stainless steel appliances. With a goal of quality, integrity, and energy efficiency, Chinburg Builders incorporated the use of green spray foam insulation to reduce energy costs, which minimized the property's carbon footprint. In addition, high efficiency boilers, low energy lighting, and Energy Star windows and fixtures all combined to offer environmentally friendly housing and retail options for the Town of Durham. With water, heat, and air conditioning included, and a passenger elevator for accessibility and convenience, these new rental properties will provide a safe, healthy living and working environment for students and businesses for years to come.
About Chinburg Builders
Chinburg Builders (chinburgbuilders.com), founded in 1987, is a fully integrated development and construction firm with over 20 years of experience in New Hampshire and Maine. Chinburg Builders has been building Energy Star homes since 2002 and is committed to innovative, sustainable and energy efficient building practices. With a commitment to sustainable development, Chinburg Builders is recognized for quality design and construction.