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A Green Residential Building in The Bronx, NY.

  • 2668 Decatur, is a six story 18 unit building consisting of one studio, 11 one bedrooms and 5 two bedrooms. Decatur Green is situated on a 4,577 square foot lot with a total floor area of 15,771 square feet. It includes a community room and outdoor sitting area for tenants. All tenants will earn up to 60% of the areas median income and pay no more than 30% of gross income toward rent.

    This development designed by OCV Architects focuses on construction strategies to increase envelope performance (i.e. wall assembly strategies, increased insulation, low-e windows), installation of high efficiency building and elevator systems, computer heat sensors, light fixtures, water delivery fixtures that control the volume of water delivered to each unit and selections of environmentally-friendly materials (i.e. bamboo and linoleum floors) and products that maintain healthy air quality conditions (i.e. low VOC paints, primers, sealants and adhesives).

    Additionally, Decatur Green highlights a 3,000 gallon rainwater harvesting and filtration system that implements a renewable source of water to service the toilets within each residential unit.
  • Construction year
  • 2007
  • Size in sq. ft.
  • 8513
  • No. floors
  • 6
  • Certification
  • Enterprise Green Communities
  • Energy Efficiency Features
  • Envelope construction
    High-efficiency lights in the residential units
    Motion-sensor lights in the common hallways and stairwell
    Magnetic elevator
    Energy Star appliances and air conditioners
  • Green Products

    • Low VOC paints and primers, sealants and adhesives

    • Bamboo floors

    • Recycled and quarried tile

  • Water Conservation Features

    • 3000 gallon rainwater harvesting and filtration systems to service toilets within each residential unit

    • Special roof drains and structurally engineered roof to detain water on-site allowing slow release into the city sewer system after peak demand

    • Low flow, faucets, shower heads, toilets and incorporated flow restrictors

  • Transportation

    • Mass Transit- Kingsbridge Station, eight minutes from the D,B train, eleven minutes from the 4 train.
      Fordham Station-five minutes from the Metro-North

  • Window brand
  • Guardian ClimaGuard RLE 71/38 Coating/Glazing
  • Amount and type of insulation
  • Project insulates all cold water piping. Uninsulated cavity wall.
  • Type of building (home, school, commercial, etc.)
  • Residential
  • Designer
  • OCV Architect
  • Builder
  • Galaxy Construction Corp.
  • Building Style
  • Six story, 18 units.
  • Fuel Type
  • Gas, Lochinvar Boilers, 96% efficient.