July 16, 2012 Contact: Damaris Moné
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Email: dmone@aeanyc.org
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AEA on Winning Teams of Two Energy Saving Projects

Bronx, NY (July 16, 2012)  – Last night the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce awarded the 2012 Building Brooklyn Awardsto twelve projects, including two winners and a total of four nominations of residential apartment buildings for which the Association for Energy Affordability (AEA) served as NYSERDA Partner under the Multifamily Performance Program.

The twelve 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.

Crooke Avenue, in Brooklyn, NY  

The winner of the Residential – Supportive Housing Award provides 53 units of affordable, supportive housing and 32,422 gross sq. ft. of residential space, with offices for supportive services. In addition to energy efficient features, the building provides community space, a garden and roof terrace. The design and construction team included CAMBA Housing Ventures, developer; Dattner Architects; Abraham Joselow, Engineer; and general contractor Galaxy General Contracting.  

Dumont Green, in Brooklyn, NY  

The winner of National Grid Award for Energy Efficiency 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. AEA and Bright Power divided the roles of the MPP Partner on this project. Among its enhanced energy measures, Dumont Green has the largest solar PV system on a multifamily building in New York State, designed by Bright Power.    The design and construction team included the Hudson Companies, developer; MHG Architects; Sideris Kefalas Engineers; and general contractor Lettire Construction.

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. MPP 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.

AEA provided energy consulting and construction management services for both the Crooke Avenue and Dumont Green projects. This involved participating in the design process, conducting site visits for quality assurance, implementation and proper installation of measures as specified in the design and modeling phases.  AEA’s experienced team also ensures that program criteria are met in energy efficiency design and performance.

Michael Berne stated, “With AEA as consultant, CAMBA Housing Ventures participated in the NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program and completed the Enterprise Green Communities certification process.  AEA’s consulting services prior to and during construction were helpful for creating an award winning sustainable and energy efficient development at 97 Crooke Avenue.  AEA brought expertise to the design and construction teams and helped ensure that the development met all energy efficiency and green standards that CHV set out to meet at the start of the development.”




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