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Serviam Towers

A Green Multifamily residential in Bronx, NY.

  • Serviam Towers are two identical, modern multi-family apartment buildings. Built on the campus of The Academy of Mount St. Ursula, the building provides 160 units of housing for seniors in a secured setting. The buildings share a green roof with its neighbor, Serviam Gardens. Serviam Towers features its own media room, yoga/tai chi room, game room, gym, and several lounges and public gathering spaces. It is surrounded by a landscaped garden.
  • Contact Cathie Brady ([email protected]) to schedule an appointment
  • 325 E 198th Street, Bronx, New York. D train to Kingsbridge Road, walk north on the Grand Concourse to E 198th Street (two blocks.) Take a right on E 198th and continue for two blocks. Serviam Towers is on your left.
  • Construction year
  • 2008
  • Size in sq. ft.
  • 144
  • No. floors
  • 9
  • Certification
  • Enterprise Green Communities
  • Energy Efficiency Features
  • Serviam Towers is lit entirely by fluorescent, motion-sensitive lighting. Heating and air conditioning costs are kept down by the green roof, which does not absorb as much heat as a traditional roof and provides better insulation. Each unit has its own PTAC unit. Low-energy argon-filled windows prevent solar gain and insulate the building. An energy efficient boiler allows the heat to run without using much energy.
  • Green Products
  • The building incorporated Benjamin-Moore Eco-Spec / paints for all interior work.

  • Water Conservation Features
  • Serviam Gardens has the following low-flow fixtures:
    - Eco-Flush High-Efficiency Toilet with Dual Flush (1.3 GPM)
    - Low flow bathroom faucets, kitchen faucets and shower heads (all 2.0GPM)
    - High efficiency front load washing machines

    In addition, Serviam Gardens has 8,000sq ft. extensive green roof.
  • Transportation
  • Serviam Gardens is located less than half a mile from the New York City subway and Metro-North commuter rail services. It is also served by the Bx34, Bx1 & 2, Bx41, and Bx55 busses for local service around the Bronx.
  • Window brand
  • ClimaGuard RLE 71/38
  • Type of building (home, school, commercial, etc.)
  • Multifamily residential
  • Designer
  • OCV architects
  • Construction or renovation cost
  • $31 million
  • Fuel Type
  • Gas
  • Company Public
  • Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation
  • Owner/Developer
  • Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation
  • Residential type
  • Affordable , Rental
  • Number of units
  • 160