Location – Brooklyn, New York
Size – 786,000sf
Developer – Douglaston Development
Architect – Stephen B. Jacobs Group
Market – Residential Condominium
Date – 2012
Douglaston Development sought to differentiate this high-rise condominium project by incorporating zero- and low-cost high performance design features, and by obtaining LEED Certification. Working with the design team, SPN proposed site, landscaping, architectural, MEP and interior design options, and performed cost-benefit analyses of preferred solutions.
Sustainability goals included improving indoor air quality, daylight and views to ensure healthy living, maximize the value of the public open space and proximity to the river through native landscaping. The range of solutions include green courtyards, use of pervious exterior paving and rainwater retention and harvesting for irrigation, high-performance windows and energy efficient appliances, and the provision of underground parking for alternative fuel vehicles, carpooling and on-site hybrid ZipCars.
Sustainable Design
LEED NC v2.2 Certification
LEED + NYCECC Energy Modeling
Fundamental + Enhanced Commissioning
LEED NC v2.2 Gold Certification (the largest Gold certified residential building at the time)
More than 95% of habitable spaces have extensive daylight and views 50% of wood used is FSC certified
The building uses 17% less energy, 45% less water, and sewage discharge volume is 30% lower than NYC code.
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