Henry Adams provided the MEP engineering design for the new 4-story, 32,400 SF mixed-use building. The project includes 35 apartment units total, including three penthouse apartments. The ground floor includes 6,600 SF of retail and 2,400 SF of lobby and support space. The Baldwin was created to provide affordable housing for residents that earn 30 and 50 percent of the area’s median income.
The mechanical scope included HVAC and associated building controls, plumbing including sanitary, vent, water, gas, fire suppression. The building is conditioned by direct expansion split system heat pump units with supplemental electric heat. Each apartment unit is provided a vertical indoor air handling unit and associated remote heat pump/condensing unit. Apartment units have wall-mounted digital thermostats with 7-day programmable settings. Individual bathrooms are exhausted through local Energy Star qualified ceiling-mounted toilet exhaust fans ducted to the exterior façade. The plumbing fixtures are drained by gravity through soil, waste and vent stacks and house drains to the public sewer located in H Street.
The electrical scope included power, lighting, and fire alarm, communications including voice and data. The electrical distribution system was designed to provide a cost effective, reliable system for low-rise, retail/multi–family housing in the DC Area. Typically, 35 percent of a building’s energy usage is related to lighting, either in the production of light itself, or in the additional refrigeration required to offset the heat generation created by the lighting system. Energy efficiency was achieved on the Baldwin project through selective use of efficient lamps and ballasts as well as automatic controls.
|Owner||Insight Property Group|
|Architect||Maurice Walters Architect, Inc.|