Battleboro Food Co-op
PROJECT TYPE: New Construction
BUILDING TYPE: Commercial/Residential - Multi-use
NUMBER OF OPENINGS: 125
UNITS AND APPLICATIONS: Infinity Double Hungs, and Integrity Single Hungs
ARCHITECT: Gossens Bachman Architects
DEALER: WW Building Supply
The Brattleboro Co-Op building is a unique synergy of “good ideas”: Locally grown food, and Energy Efficient Affordable Housing. Located at one of the busiest intersections in Southern Vermont, this land has formerly been used as a Hotel, a Lumber Mill, a Factory, and even an Ice Cream Shop. The idea for the Co-Op was developed by The Windam & Windsor Trust (non profit) in the hopes of providing affordable, yet durable and energy-efficient, modern living spaces that would renew downtown Brattleboro. The Food Co-Op on the ground level thrives, while the residents on the floors above enjoy an urban lifestyle.
Infinity Windows from Marvin played a central role in the design of the living spaces. The developers, having a successful relationship with the local Marvin Windows
retailer, chose Infinity Windows for aesthetic reasons as well as their superior durability. High performance in extreme weather was also a crucial factor, as Vermont winters have been known to be harsh. In 2012 the Brattleboro Co-Op building was recognized by the EPA with a “Smart Growth Achievement Award” for energy efficiency.
The new building façade was made to align with other downtown buildings along the Main Street sidewalk, restoring the historic development pattern. The building design used many green and regenerative strategies, including recycled heat from the Co-Op’s refrigerators to heat both the Co-Op and the apartments; locally harvested construction materials, a solar photovoltaic system to generate electricity, and storm water runoff treatment and filtration process.
-Infinity Windows helped the Brattelboro Co-Op achieve the “Smart Growth Achievement Award” from the EPA in 2012
-With the harsh winters of Vermont in mind, the Co-Op selected Infinity and Integrity® windows due to the supreme durability of the Ultrex® fiberglass material
Battleboro Food Co-op