The work-scope included comprehensive remediation of thermal boundary in front and rear attic spaces and extensive targeted air sealing and enclosure of open chase-ways. The project is complex due to the historic framing details, as well as delicate due the fresco painted vaulted ceiling below the grand staircase.
Smith purchased the building in 1889 and operated it as a boarding house. Today it is used as an administration building for Student Affairs. This project is one of many that has been designed to support the "Strategic Climate Action Management Plan" (SCAMP), which has the goal of making Smith College carbon neutral by 2030.
This may have been one of my personal favorite projects of the year. The Pick job evolved from a 'take Mass Save to the next level' to a comprehensive whole house building retrofit.