200 Tyler St.


WinnDevelopment is in the process of redeveloping the long vacant East Haven High School building into 70 new mixed income, elderly apartments. Originally constructed in 1936, The Tyler, financed in large part through a LIHTC award from Connecticut Housing Finance Agency (CHFA), is targeting certification through the Passive House Institute’s EnerPHit standard. With the support of SWA, The Tyler has integrated several high performance systems and construction details in order to pursue EnerPHit certification – including a whole building air infiltration target, thermal comfort criteria, and peak heating and cooling demand thresholds – while complying with stringent and challenging historic preservation requirements. The Tyler is expected to be completed in June 2020.

High-performance products used in the project:

  • ERVs: AnnexAir
  • Mitsubishi VRF for heating and cooling
  • Air infiltration details – exterior walls, 1’ perimeter at each floor/ceiling to address thermal bridge, underside of roof decking. There’s a lot of spray foam in the building.
  • Custom pre-insulated panel for window return to reduce cold spot…not sure that will make sense out of context though. The windows and curtain wall system here are the most challenging part of the project due to historic, and historic took precedent over energy performance.
  • Solar PV
  • Aeroseal for ventilation ductwork

Architects
The Architectural Team

Consultants
Petersen Engineering
Steven Winter Associates

General Contractor
Keith Construction

Photographer:
The Architectural Team