Ohio senior living Passive House project wins top prize in Affordable Housing Finance’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards

September 19, 2019

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Affordable Housing Finance (AHF) magazine just announced that Ohio’s first Passive House-certified affordable housing project, Fairwood Commons, is the overall winner in the AHF Readers Choice Awards.

The project, developed by Woda Cooper Companies with design by PCI Design Group and sustainability consulting by Sol Design + Consulting, earned PHIUS+, LEED for Homes Platinum, and DOE Zero Energy Ready Home certification.

Fairwood Commons will provide affordable housing for seniors in Columbus Ohio, offering 54 one- and two-bedroom homes for residents 55 and older, as well as an onsite wellness center.

“With the pressure of gentrification, seniors who had been in the [Franklin Park] neighborhood had no new viable options,” Joseph McCabe, vice president of development at Woda is quoted by AHF as saying. The ongoing energy savings are significant, he added. “We project that Fairwood Commons uses less than half the energy of comparable new construction multifamily buildings.”

Read more in AHF’s “AHF Announces 2019 Readers’ Choice Award Winners.”