How to Find Affordable Boston Apartments Being Renovated

It is important to find something within your budget and research the area fully before you live there. When you look for Apartments for Rent Boston you will find that they vary pretty widely in terms of price. Recent reports would suggest that renting a Luxury Apartment in Boston is not cheap any more as more people flock to this vibrant city to work and live.

A housing complex in the heart of downtown Boston is being renovated according to recent reports. It is a complex that was built in the 1960s, and is therefore relatively modern but will be further renovated and updated to LEED standards or green construction. The apartments will be available at reasonable prices to rent or buy and will come complete with high quality insulated walls, solar roof panels and technology that allows air to be sealed in tight. The great thing about the renovations and improvements being made is that it is expected to cut the energy consumption of these apartments by around seventy per cent. This will not be at any additional cost to the residents. The complex is a large one at around five hundred homes and apartments.

The insulation that has been seen mainly in Europe until now will incorporate metal panels that are built around the exterior of the building. This sandwiches six inches of foam that creates a barrier to protect the interior of the home. This alone makes this renovation fairly unique. They will form a barrier and defense against air infiltrating the home.

Other features that will help the environment will include cabinetry that is free from formaldehyde and carpets and paints that are low in VOC. The whole project is being taken on as part of the study into disease control and prevention by the United States of America. Amongst other things, the studies compare air quality in different homes. Additionally LED lighting will be utilized in these renovations to a high standard. These along with the solar panels will be very energy efficient and save a lot of money in energy bills.

The project itself is being run by WinnDevelopment who are based in Boston. They help to develop and manage mixed income and multi-family properties throughout the country. The company only recently started focusing on the LEED standards of quality in order to build and renovate housing that was affordable for all. This will mean that more people will be able to find houses to rent at prices they can afford the rent on. This is a major project that once finished will provide hundreds of energy efficient apartments for Boston.

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