Grand Opening at CIL’s MacDougal Street Apartments
The Association for Energy Affordability was proud to attend the June 1st grand opening event at the MacDougal Street Apartments in Brooklyn, a new construction project containing 65 residential units of supportive housing developed by Concern for Independent Living. The project was designed by DeLaCour & Farrara Architects and Kenneth Delves, Engineer. The GC team was P&P Contracting and Capsys, a manufacturer of innovative modular housing systems used in the project.
Funded with tax credits issued by New York State Homes and Community Renewal, and grants from the New York State Office of Mental Health and the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, the project also benefits from incentives for energy efficiency from NYSERDA’s Multifamily Performance Program. AEA has been the NYSERDA MPP Partner for the project, with Xixi Chen serving as AEA’s lead energy consultant and Gina Buffone assisting in construction management roles. The MacDougal Street project is one of three NYSERDA MPP new construction collaborations between Concern for Independent Living and AEA. Rochester Avenue Apartments was completed in 2011 and Concern Heights Apartments is also expected to be completed this summer.
In addition to green new construction projects, AEA recently assisted an existing 51-unit CIL property on Long Island with energy upgrades under a special ARRA-funded Weatherization Assistance Program project for targeted supported housing and transitional residences funded by the US Department of Energy and NYS Homes and Community Renewal.