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February 10, 2013

Eco Brooklyn Show House

This project is a complete gut renovation that is being rebuilt with 90% recycled materials. The goal is to show that green building can be done below normal building costs. The project is highlighted at www.EcoBrooklyn.com. Photo: (c) Eco Brooklyn, Inc.

E 35th Street Townhouse

This project involved the gut rebuild of a 5,000 sq. ft. townhouse on E 35th Street in Manhattan. Existing floor joist and subflooring systems were completely replaced. All new plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems were installed. An advanced home theater system was installed. Full interior buildout of bathrooms and two kitchens was conducted.

The Solaire

America’s first environmentally advanced residential rental tower. The Solaire is located in Downtown Manhattan’s most desireable waterfront neighborhood – Battery Park City.

Tribeca Green

The building is the 2nd residential “Green” building in NYC. There are 274 apartments. The building has a 2 story Limestone base and brick and glass exterior facade. The building will file for a LEED GOLD rating in 2005.

Tribeca Town Homes

Tribeca Townhomes consists of 6 duplex & triplex apartments one one bedroom one two bedroom and 4 three bedrooms.

Third & Bond

Located at the intersection of the Carroll Gardens and Gowanus neighborhoods in Brownstone Brooklyn, Third & Bond is a modern adaptation of the traditional townhouse featuring 44 luxury residential condominiums. Designed by Rogers Marvel Architects, Third & Bond will offer high quality and beautiful finishes suitable for families and young professionals who seek “green” living in a friendly and convenient neighborhood. Third & Bond is expected to be LEED-Gold and ENERGY STAR labeled to certify that it has met stringent requirements for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. Currently it is on target to be one of the first residential projects in Brooklyn to receive both green building accolades. Third & Bond is featured weekly on the real estate blog, Brownstoner. Each week, postings describe a different part of the development process from acquisition to design to selection of finishes to offering plans and more.

The Silhouette

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.

93 Nevins

93 Nevins comprises two 3,000 sf homes, “Nevins” and “Pacific”, featured in Natural Home magazine and the New York Times as showcases for healthy green design and furnished entirely by Room & Board. Built according to US Green Building “Pacific” is light and airy in feel, while “Nevins is warm and inviting; integral to both “Nevins” and “Pacific” are healthy finishes, energy-efficient radiant floor heating, blown in insulation, air tight building shell, gas powered chiller-heater, water-conserving and energy-efficient appliances and fixtures, electricity generated by photovoltaic array, sustainably harvested and local materials and finishes, and planted terraces. Each unit also has its own garage or workshop. Developer: R & E Brooklyn and Green Depot; Architect: Tony Daniels, Cycle Architecture; Sales: Emily Fisher, Halstead Development Marketing

The Edge

The Edge is one of the largest residential projects in New York City to implement sustainable design and green construction. The Edge is seeking certification under the USGBC’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) New Construction (NC) program. The LEED certification process provides an excellent framework to help achieve a building’s green goals. Equally important is that future owners will achieve significant financial benefits through energy cost savings while occupying a more enjoyable, healthier living space which is also helping to protect the environment.

The Delta

The Delta is the 1st building in NYC to be 100% powered by solar and utilizes many renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies that significantly decrease it’s energy use by more then 75% compared with the average building. Voltaic Solaire’s goal with the project: “If we can develop a building that powers itself, on an unusual trianglular lot in one of the most code-heavy cities in the world, our hope is to serve as a model, and inspire other developers around the world to do the same.”