Halletts Point Building One

Location:Queens, NY
Architect:Dattner Architects
Client:The Durst Organization

Located on an elevated shoreline in Astoria, Queens, Halletts Point Building One is the first of seven buildings in a 2.4 million square foot development which features residential rentals, a supermarket, retail, esplanade, parklands, community use facilities, and renovated playgrounds.

Vidaris’ façade consultants assisted the Owner and Architect on the exterior envelope.

Vidaris’ sustainability team investigated the Enterprise Green Communities and LEED ratings, with the project settling on the latter. We provided full LEED Project Management services, ranging from initial goal setting sessions to detailed credit reviews, LEED specifications, submittal reviews, and preparation/coordination of the LEED submissions to the GBCI. Vidaris provided technical guidance on some of the more complex LEED credits, including preapproval of naturally ventilated spaces as an alternative compliance path for the minimum indoor air quality performance prerequisite.

Our professionals collaborated on the integrative process, blackwater treatment and reuse for indoor flushing, selection of products with environmental product declarations, and material ingredient reporting. We also assisted the project team in achieving innovation credits, including sustainable wastewater management.

Additionally, Vidaris at the request of the Owner, conducted advanced materials research and compared materials on the basis of environmental health.

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