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The Silhouette

A Green Residential in Brooklyn, NY.
  • 272 21st Street
  • Brooklyn
  • NY
  • 11215
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  • The Silhouette, a condominium building located at 272 21st Street in Brooklyn's Park Slope, is slated to become the first low-rise new construction condominium building in New York City to attain both LEED Platinum and Energy Star certifications, once completed.

    The Silhouette's advanced green features, such as its state-of-the-art garden roof, solar panel array and new urban "community connectivity" make it among the most eco-friendly residential buildings in America.
  • Construction year
  • 2009
  • Size in sq. ft.
  • 5
  • No. floors
  • 5
  • Certification
  • Energy Star Homes, USGBC LEED (Seeking certification or certified).
  • Green Energy Features
  • Solar panels mounted on the roof.

    Garden roof.
  • Energy Efficiency Features
  • Triple + double paned windows and sliding glass doors.

    Energy Star appliances.

    High Velocity A/C and Heat.

    Temperature regulating facade.

    High efficiency gas boilers.

    Natural hallway lighting system.
  • Green Products
  • Milk based paint.

    Low VOC paint.

    Low VOC floor varnish.

    FSC Certified Wood.

    Recycled Concrete, Steel, Carpet.

    Reduced finish materials.

    Intensive Green Roof (approx 1200 sq.ft.)
  • Water Conservation Features
  • Dual Flush Toilets (0.9GPF/1.6GPF)

    Rainwater Recapture Cisterns at each Balcony + Backyard.

  • Transportation
  • 6.5 Blocks to Subway.

    1.5 Blocks to Bus Lines on 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue.

    Bicycle Parking in the Basement.
  • Window brand
  • Bonneville Windows and Doors.
  • Amount and type of insulation
  • Vegetable based spray foam insulation.

    Double insulated walls.

    Exterior insulation R value: 32

  • Type of building (home, school, commercial, etc.)
  • 1-4 family residential
  • Designer
  • Development Group: Giancola Contractors Inc; Green Envy Development Group Inc; Ridge Iron Works, Inc; Summit Strategic Advisory, Inc.