PBN: Five Questions With: Jennifer Hawkins, Oct. 2019
By Mary MacDonald- October 2, 2019 10:30 pm
Jennifer Hawkins is the executive director of ONE Neighborhood Builders, the developer of the soon-to-begin Sheridan Small Homes, a development of affordable, net-zero homes in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence.
The five standalone condos, which are two bedrooms each, were designed by Jonathon Knowles, a professor at Rhode Island School of Design. The homes will be built by Building Futures, using apprentice labor. A groundbreaking is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 28.
PBN: Is this the first net-zero home in Providence, and what does that mean?
HAWKINS: I think it's the first affordable [one], targeted to low- and moderate-income households. A deed-restricted property. It's a passive home. That means the systems and the siting and the materials of the home are done in such a way as to use the natural environment. We have triple-pane windows. We have an all-electric system. All of these things make the home extremely efficient.
Courtesy of Providence Business News