CAMBA Gardens Receives Excellence in Affordable Housing Award from ULI

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April 11, 2018

We are pleased to announce that CAMBA Gardens Phase I and II located in Wingate, Brooklyn, has been recognized by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) as a winner of the 2018 Excellence in Affordable Housing Development award.

Developed by CAMBA Housing Ventures, Inc., a NYC-based nonprofit, and designed by Harden Van Arnam and Dattner Architects, this affordable housing development is a premier example of sustainable and energy efficient design. Phase I and II of CAMBA Gardens provides a total of 502 units of housing and on-site supportive services for formerly homeless and low-income households.

CAMBA Gardens was realized through the rehabilitation of a previously underutilized healthcare center, as affiliated with Kings County Hospital. This retrofit provided a unique opportunity to co-locate affordable housing and supportive healthcare services, contributing to the overall health and economic stability of the community. Additionally, the development is helping revitalize the Brooklyn neighborhood with connectivity to public transportation, grocery stores, banks, schools, and parks.

As the sustainability and energy consultants, Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) facilitated the project’s certification under multiple energy efficiency programs, including ENERGY STAR® Multifamily High Rise through NYSERDA’s Multifamily Performance Program (MPP), LEED® for Homes Multifamily Midrise™, and Enterprise Green Communities®.

Phase I of CAMBA Gardens was completed in 2013 and includes 209 units. The project earned LEED for Homes Platinum and Enterprise Green Communities certification, as well as the ENERGY STAR label. The building also has a rooftop solar photovoltaic system, which reduces the building’s demand for electricity by providing clean and renewable energy to its tenants.

CAMBA Gardens Phase II is a continuation of the original project and was completed in 2017. The development includes 293 additional units of affordable and supportive housing that promotes healthy indoor air quality and has a projected energy cost savings of 22% over ASHARAE: 90.1-2007. Site features include indoor recreational and community spaces, social services, roof terraces, and walking paths. In addition, there are over 60,000 square feet of outdoor recreational and landscaped spaces.

For more information on CAMBA Gardens, click here.