All recipients of ZEOS Demonstration funds will develop stock plans to ensure replicability of their zero energy designs.

The projects are:

ZEOS Round 1 Awards

  • Essex Rd (Caldwell & Johnson): to construct a single-story duplex rental for seniors 55+ in North Kingstown. The development includes two, one-bedroom, one-bath units. Caldwell & Johnson has built this model previously and are committed to providing much needed affordable housing for seniors in the North Kingstown area.
  • 91 Carrs Lane, 12 & 15 Bloom Court, Cottrell Farms (Church Community Housing Corporation (CCHC)): to construct eight, single-family homes in Jamestown, Tiverton, and Middletown. Seven of the homes will be new construction and one includes the rehabilitation of an existing building. CCHC will also develop a building manual that will be easily replicable by small homebuilders.
  • Sheridan Small Homes (One Neighborhood Builders): constructed five, small single-family, solar-powered homes in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence. Homes will be constructed as part of a training program with Providence-based, non-profit Building Futures and in partnership with the Rhode Island School of Design and the City of Providence.

ZEOS Round 2 Awards

  • Brookside Terrace II (Dakota Partners): construction of a 48-unit, garden-style rental housing development in East Greenwich. The development includes one-bedroom and two-bedroom units for households earning less than 60% AMI (Area Median Income). Dakota Partners will also be achieving PHIUS (Passive House) certification and is committed to providing much-needed affordable housing in the East Greenwich area.
  • Lockwood Plaza (WinnCompanies): retrofit of sixteen (16) low rise, townhouse-style units in Providence. Lockwood Plaza will serve as a demonstration project for the state as the developer will rehabilitate existing brick buildings by adding exterior insulation, solar PV, and electrifying the building to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These units are restricted to tenants earning 60% or less AMI.
  • Bourne Mills III (The Armory Revival Company (TARC)): construction of a 59-unit apartment building adjacent to Historic Bourne Mill in Tiverton. Forty-seven (47) units will be restricted to tenants that earn 60% or less AMI with the remaining 12 units restricted to tenants earning 120% or less AMI. TARC has also committed to meeting PHIUS certification and the RI Stretch Code.


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