Nubian Ascends Housing


Nubian Ascends Housing

Residential: Affordable Multi Family

Roxbury , MA | 2027

  • 17.4K GSF
  • 1 Company
  • 1 Professional


Nubian Ascends Artist Housing is a 4 story affordable 15 one-bedroom unit building designed for local artists. This project fits into a larger development on the block that activates and enlivens a current parking lot in Nubian Square. The housing will be along a new pedestrian corridor called Artists Way which will feature pop up fairs and other programmed events. Around the block new lab space, a new cultural performance arts center and art gallery space will bring artist to the area and more economic opportunities. The artists who live here will have places to work on the campus. The housing will be Passive House and feature a ground source heat pump for the heating, cooling and DHW systems.

Project Owner

Nubian Ascends Partners, LLC

Is the project achieving or targeting net zero energy?


Is the project Net Zero or Net Zero Ready?

Net Zero Ready

Project Size in GSF


Category of height


Number of residential units


How is the building all-electric for heating?

Air-source Heat Pump

What other systems are used for heating?

Air-source Heat Pump

Is the service hot water all-electric?


What is the primary system type for domestic hot water?

Air-source heat pump

On-site renewable energy


Is the owner purchasing off-site renewable energy to offset all electricity consumption?


The construction cost difference from "conventional" to being net zero "ready" (including incentives) for this building is

We didn't calculate the cost premium

Certifications related to Energy / Carbon


Site EUI

12.8 kBtu/sf/year

Net Site EUI

12.8 kBtu/sf/year

The EUI is


What is the climate zone for this project?

5A Cool Humid

Project Team