EVGB on East 14th Street – Raising the Bar for Sustainable Buildings in NYC
Extell Development Company’s newest edition to their portfolio is located in Manhattan’s exciting East Village neighborhood. The project, referred to as EVGB, will comprise 160 residential rental apartments as well as retail space on the ground floor.
Under the guidance of Steven Winter Associates, Inc., EVGB is currently pursuing a range of sustainability and energy efficiency performance standards, including Silver Certification under the LEED© for Homes Multifamily Midrise rating system and the NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program (MPP). Upon certification under NYSERDA MPP, the project will also earn the ENERGY STAR® label.
SWA is proud to be a part of Extell Development’s journey through building green. EVGB is a robust development that addresses sustainability issues by reducing the building’s energy consumption and creating a comfortable and healthy indoor environment for its tenants.
SWA provided Green Building Certification for the project.
Primary Energy Conservation Measures:
The building design employs an array of sustainability strategies to achieve energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, water, and site objectives. EVGB features a high performance envelope that is thermally robust and thoroughly air sealed. Apartments are also compartmentalized using air sealing best practices and have undergone performance testing to ensure air tightness requirements are met. Compartmentalization is an important strategy for preventing conditioned air from leaving the intended apartment, thus reducing energy consumption and costs.
The project was also designed with other energy efficient systems and equipment, such as high-efficiency boilers and heat pumps to maximize savings while supporting occupant comfort. Light-color pavers were selected for the roofs and terraces to minimize solar heat gain, which helps the building stay cool during the summer months, reduces overall energy costs, and lessens the load on mechanical systems. Additionally, high-efficacy lighting and low-flow water fixtures were also added to the project, not only for their aesthetic value, but for their performance.
Furthermore, each apartment is outfitted with ENERGY STAR-labeled appliances that have been third-party verified as energy efficient.