Drexel University

James Murphy replaced a dilapidated three unit apartment building he owned on the campus of Drexel University with a modern, energy efficient eleven unit, three stories, an apartment building in 2007. The building was designed and constructed to minimize tenant utility expenses and building maintenance expenditures. Operational cost savings were achieved by employing rain screen wall technology that eliminates exterior thermal transfer, specifying energy efficient lighting and appliances and paying particular attention to construction details. The result: two bedrooms, two baths all electric apartments that consume $90 to $120 dollars a month of electric usage… during winter months!