FOLSOM FLATS

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Client: Onion Flats

Completion Date: 2012


These units intended as rentals are rooted in the tradition of the historic triplex buildings that are prevalent in the surrounding neighborhood. Most unique to FOLSOM FLATS is its intention to become one of Philadelphia’s first Net-Zero-Energy residential communities and one of the country’s largest. FOLSOM FLATS intends, therefore, to achieve net zero energy consumption and net zero carbon emissions annually, with all energy required for heating, cooling, lighting and domestic hot water generated on-site.  As a model of sustainable development, our proposal articulates an urban, social and financially sustainable strategy that matches its environmental commitment. 

- 25 residential units (mixture of 1, 2, & 3 bedrooms), 26,000 SF