Building Brooklyn awards for two AEA MPP projects

The Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. is pleased to report that two residential apartment buildings for which AEA served as the NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Partner have been designated to receive 2012 Building Brooklyn Awards.

Winners were chosen by an independent panel composed of eleven Brooklyn-based architects, planners, economic development experts and city officials. Awards are based on criteria for design excellence and innovation, economic impact, sustainability, urban context/design, contribution to neighborhood, and ‘Brooklyn-ness.’ Nearly 50 nominees were considered for the awards.

Dumont Green, in Brooklyn, NY contains 176 units of affordable housing for low and middle income families with 16 Studio, 83 One-Bedroom, 65 Three-Bedroom apartments and 168,820 gross sq. ft. of residential space. Among its enhanced energy measures, Dumont Green has the largest solar PV system on a New York City multifamily building. The building was chosen for the Building Brooklyn “National Grid Energy Efficiency Award.”

The design and construction team included the Hudson Companies, developer; MHG Architects; Sideris Kefalas Engineers; and general contractor Lettire Construction. The Association for Energy Affordability was the project’s NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program Partner, providing energy consulting and construction management services, in collaboration with Bright Power.

Crooke Avenue in Brooklyn, NY provides 53 units of affordable, supportive housing in 52 studio and 1 one-bedroom apartment and 32,422 gross sq. ft. of residential space, with offices for supportive services. In addition to enhanced energy measures, the building also features community space, a garden and roof terrace. The project was selected to receive the 2012 Building Brooklyn Award in the “Residential—Supportive Housing” category.

The design & construction team included CAMBA Housing Ventures, developer; Dattner Architects; Abraham Joselow, Engineer; and general contractor Galaxy General Contracting. The Association for Energy Affordability, in its role as NYSERDA Partner, provided energy consulting and construction management services.

Under NYSERDA’s Multifamily Performance Program (MPP), residential building owners, developers and condo/co-op boards receive incentives to undertake improvements that make their buildings more energy efficient. Partners are both advocates for program participants, and expert resources who provide their energy efficiency expertise to guide the projects from application to project completion, and helping to insure that they remain on track to qualify for the program’s incentives.

An awards ceremony will be held on July 17th.

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