Project
East 125 MEC Center - Parcel C
Location: New York, NY
Architect: Cooper Carry Architects
Client: Richman Group
Services: Green
Commissioning
Energy
Property: Residential
LEED: LEED NC Silver 2012
Size: 62000

Vidaris worked collaboratively with Cooper Carry Architects to apply the guidelines of the USGBC LEED rating system, the New York State DHCR Green Building Criteria, and NYSERDA’s MPP program to this 8-story, 49-unit affordable housing apartment complex.  Some of the sustainable features of the building include water conserving fixtures being used for a minimum of 30 percent savings, and use of low-emitting adhesives, sealants, carpeting, paint and composite wood.  Also developed was a tenant green educational program to inform the building residents on the sustainable building features, green maintenance practices, and techniques to save on energy costs. 

The project included many energy efficient features such as highly efficient roof construction and glazing, significantly decreased lighting power density in common areas and apartments and occupancy sensors in all common and back-of-house areas.  It also included reduced exterior lighting power density, Energy Star appliances, and a 90% efficient boiler serving the residential units.  Overall, the project was able to show over 21% modeled energy cost savings compared to the ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004 baseline.

The project was cofunded by the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority.