New York State Governor Kathy Hochul has announced $13.5 million in funding for 14 projects in the third round of the Buildings of Excellence Competition to support the design, construction, and operation of clean, resilient, and low-carbon or carbon-neutral multifamily buildings. The initiative supports the state's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85% by 2050 and ensure at least 35%, with a goal of 40%, of the benefits of clean energy investments are directed toward disadvantaged communities.
The competition has provided awards for the construction of 56 new construction and gut-renovation projects, including over 1,300 units that will serve low-to-moderate income households with 52% of the projects in disadvantaged communities.
We're honored to have one of our projects, the Watchtower Headquarters in Ramapo, New York, selected as a NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence Winner.
This multi-building campus project sits on a 249-acre site in Rockland County and includes a total of 10 residential buildings with 645 apartments housing 1,200 residents. Preservation of the natural landscape, as well as the efficiency and sustainability of the site’s operations, was at the forefront of design for the project teams. To support sustainability goals, Above Green is providing LEED Consulting Services throughout the core buildings of the site, including its offices, multi-family facilities, audio/video studios, and visitors center.
We're grateful for the opportunity to work with the Watchtower project team and can't wait to see how these sustainable projects shape up.