7. 425 Grand Concourse

Rendering of 425 Grand Concourse. Rendering by Dattner Architects

Headed by Dattner Architects, the 425 Grand Concourse development will soon arrive to the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx, taking over the former location of the P.S. 31 School Building. When it is completed in 2020, it will become the largest passive house in New York City, featuring 289 affordable apartments. The project will also include the re-opening of the Garrison playground and the establishment of both commercial and non-profit spaces (like a supermarket, a school, a medical facility and a variety of community/cultural spaces).

Due to its innovative design that incorporates New York City Active Design Guidelines, the 28-story tower is expected to operate on 70% less energy than a conventional building of similar size. According to NYC Housing Preservation & Development, it will not only meet the Enterprise Green Communities Guidelines, but also surpass them with the help of building-wide measures that include a green roof, solar-shading devices, water saving features and energy-recovery systems. In addition, apartments will reportedly have individual energy controls and energy efficient appliances.

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