In 2018, H.P. Cummings started construction on The Laurentide Apartments alongside Champlain Housing Trust, Evernorth, Duncan Wisnieski Architecture, and our Subcontractors. The Laurentide Apartments was completed in 14 months and was fully occupied by the end of 2019. The U.S. Department of Energy announced in March 2023 that the building had achieved The Novel 40 Award and the Energy Equity Award. Our diligence in creating an air-tight building envelope earned us both of these awards, and we are proud that we have a great team that helped meet those goals.
The Novel 40 Award recognizes new buildings that demonstrate building envelope performance improvement of 40% over code due to the incorporation of emerging high-performance envelope technologies. In aggregate, the improvement in building envelope performance for the Laurentide Apartments project was over 50%, earning the team a Novel 40 award.
The Energy Equity Award recognizes the community served, including providing housing opportunities for lower-income earners and those coming out of homelessness.
To read more about these awards, please visit High Profile’s article “Salas O’Brian Recognized with DOE Awards.”