St. Peter Residential
A $7.4 million affordable housing complex, this project will likely serve as the first in the state of Louisiana to achieve net-zero energy consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the building is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created onsite.
An interior courtyard designed to offer residents an inclusive community gathering space
Utilizing a combination of passive and active strategies, including a highly efficient HVAC system, lighting controls/fixtures, and appliances, the energy demanded to maintain the health and comfort of occupants is minimal. In tandem with these interventions, a partnership between SBP and Entergy provided the means for 450 solar panels and a battery array capable of producing and storing the same amount of power required to operate the building year-round. The building is designed to encourage community engagement, which includes a wellness center (for yoga and mediation), a common/meeting room with kitchenette (for both tenants and the public), and a series of public/private outdoor spaces (for socializing, meditation, and community gardening.) The project was designed to primarily house veterans, specifically single mothers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and provides a calming oasis intent on building community in a dense urban environment.