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A Green Residential Building in brooklyn, ny.

  • Greenbelt will be the first mixed-use commercial and residential building seeking LEED certification in Brooklyn, New York, an urban borough of 4 million. Greenbelt seeks to demonstrate that green development can be sensitive to the environment through energy effiiciency, water conservation, less toxic materials, recycled and rapidly renewable materials. Greenbelt also wishes to show sensitivity to the community and cultural space in which it operates by working with local artists to develop and purchase the ground floor for dance rehearsal and performance. Greenbelt hopes to show that even a relatively small project can have a majorly positive impact through careful planning, design and big ideas. Site is still under construction. Steps must be climbed. As a result, pets and persons with disabilities may have a hard time accessing the upper floors.NY 1
  • The site is located on Manhattan Avenue between Jackson and Withers Streets in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It is about six blocks from the Metropolitan exit on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. It is also four blocks north of the
  • Construction year
  • 2007
  • Size in sq. ft.
  • 14
  • No. floors
  • 4
  • Certification
  • LEED Registered/Certified:Energy Star Building
  • Green Energy Features
  • Photovoltaics
    Heat Recovery Ventilation
  • Energy Efficiency Features
  • Energy Star Appliances
    High-performance Windows
    Zoned HVAC
    Compact Fluorescent Lights
  • Green Products
  • Low-VOC Paints and Adhesives
    Certified Wood
  • Water Conservation Features
  • Low-flow fixtures
    Rainwater collection
  • Transportation
  • Bicycle Friendly
    Public Transport Access
  • Amount and type of insulation
  • thermafiber batt
  • Type of building (home, school, commercial, etc.)
  • multi-unit residential and ground floor commercial
  • Designer
  • Greg Merryweather
  • Builder
  • Dwelling Research / Propeller Group
  • Construction or renovation cost
  • 3.5 mil
  • Building Style
  • modern
  • Fuel Type
  • gas
  • Annual heating fuel consumption
  • 3,000 therms gas
  • Annual electricity use
  • 45,000 kwh