Safford Memorial Shelter

Client: WSP Flack and Kurtz

Architect: ARQ Architects

Project Size: 4,700sf


  • Design phase assistance
  • LEED energy modeling

The Safford Memorial Shelter is a major renovation and addition to create a comfortable high-performance animal shelter for the Animal Rescue League of Boston. Integrating energy modeling early into the design phase allowed the design team to identify measures with the highest energy impacts. A number of technologies were investigated including ground source heat pumps, radiant floor heating, solar assisted-hot water, energy recovery, natural ventilation and tempered dedicated outside air.