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Seven SWA Projects Awarded at NYSERDA’s Buildings of Excellence Awards

Last month, SWA team members attended the Building of Excellence Awards, where seven SWA projects were awarded. The Buildings of Excellence competition, administered by The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), incentivizes innovative multifamily projects that aim to achieve near- to net-zero carbon emissions through design,construction, and operation.

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SWA’s Dylan Martello pictured with NYSERDA Senior Project Manager Pat Fitzgerald and members of the 425 Grand Concourse project team. Photo Credit: Dan Creighton

The competition, announced by Governor Cuomo in March, 2019 in support of his nation-leading Green New Deal, has a $40M award pool to be distributed throughout three rounds. The first round of awarded 28 projects, which were announced on October 29, 2019, received $18 million.

The second round of the competition recently launched with projects eligible to receive up to $1 million. Proposers must demonstrate how a project will spur low to net zero carbon buildings, commit to sharing project design costs and construction techniques, and how the project displays quality and innovation.

SWA is proud to be a part of the seven outstanding projects and teams listed below that exemplify a commitment to high-performance buildings with minimal impact on the environment.

 

La Central: $1 million

  • Owner/Developer: La Central Manager II, LLC c/o The Hudson Companies, BRP Companies, ELH-TKC LLC, Breaking Ground, and Comunilife
  • Architects: MHG Architects and FXCollaborative
  • Passive House Consultant: Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

 

Linden Court: $1 million

  • Owner/Developer: Blue Sea Development Company & Gilbane Development Company
  • Architect: Chris Benedict R.A.
  • LEED Certification and PHIUS+ Verifier: Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

 

425 Grand Concourse: $750,000

  • Owner/Developer: Trinity Financial and MBD Community Housing Corp.
  • Architect: Dattner Architects
  • Sustainability and Passive House Consultant: Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

 

Sendero Verde: $750,000

  • Owner/Developer: Jonathan Rose Companies, L+M Development, and Acacia Network
  • Architect: Handel Architects, LLP
  • Sustainability and Passive House Consultant: Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

 

211 W 29th: $500,000

  • Owner/Developer: Sea Foam Property, LLC
  • Architect: ZH Architects
  • Passive House Technical Support and Field Inspections/Façade/Accessibility Consultant, Commissioning Agent: Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

SWA’s Chris Hamm with members of the 211 W 29th project team. Photo Credit: Dan Creighton

Tree of Life: $500,000

  • Owner/Developer: TOL Workforce LLC
  • Architect: GF55 Architects LLP
  • Sustainability and Passive House Consultant: Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

 

515 East 86th: $500,000

  • Owner/Developer: Carrera RS, LLC
  • Architect: Arquitectonica
  • Passive House and ADA Consultant: Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
SWA's Chris Hamm with members of the 515 East 86th project team

SWA’s Chris Hamm pictured with NYSERDA’s President and CEO Alicia Barton, New York State Senator Brian Kavanagh, and members of the 515 East 86th project team. Photo Credit: Dan Creighton