4. Stuyvesant Town (East Village)

Stuyvesant Town, commonly abbreviated “StuyTown”, is a co-op located in the East Village of Manhattan. Currently the complex is undergoing the construction of a 22 acre rooftop solar panel power, which when completed in 2019, will make the apartment complex the largest private multi-family solar installation project in the country.

The 3.8 Megawatt (DC) project will consist of 9,671 solar panels and will power 1,000 apartments annually. According to Blackstone and Ivanhoé Cambridge, the panels will offset approximately 63,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions, the equivalent of removing 12,000 cars from the road a year.

Stuyvesant Town has already been making strides in becoming more ecofriendly. The complex already administers one of the largest composting programs in the city. This addition of the solar project will no doubt solidify the complex as one of the most environmentally-forward multi-family residences in the country.