Friday, December 6, 2013

Green Housing Project Set to Grow in the Bronx

Webster Green will be a new 8-story, affordable housing development at 3100 Webster Avenue in the Bronx.  Located on a former brownfield site at East 204th Street, the project by The Doe Fund will total 82,200 square feet and consist of 82 units including studio, one- and two bedroom apartments.  Upon completion in 2015, the “L” shaped building will feature numerous green initiatives, including a 70 KW photovoltaic panel system on the main roof, an extensive green roof setback, and CFL and LED lamps installed throughout the building.

Additional green features will include: sun-shading devices on the south facing windows, wall panels and skylights to maximize daylight within the corridors, a high efficiency rooftop boiler, high efficiency cooling units for apartments, central air for common spaces.

The building's exterior will include low-E thermal windows, exterior insulation, and a rainwater harvesting system that will utilize water tanks located on one side to collect water from the roofs for irrigating landscaped areas and street trees.

Located at an intersection highlighted in the City’s Webster Avenue Vision Plan, the new development will rise one block from the Bronx Botanic al Gardens.

In addition to the residential units (36 studios, 15 one bedroom, 31 two bedrooms), the new building will also include administrative and program management offices on the ground floor, as well as a community space and laundry room.

An interior landscaped courtyard will include plants and shrubs native to New York and will provide seating areas, a playground and a series of urban gardens.

Webster Green will participate in the NYSERDA Multifamily Energy Performance Program for New Construction, incorporating at least 20% energy reduction & energy efficiency options into the building’s design and we will seek LEED Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council.

NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program 

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