Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sweet Solar Panel Building in Brooklyn Found!

SuperForester Jackson posted about this building he passed in Brooklyn covered in solar panels, but couldn't find any more info on it.

Well, I just happen to come across it on a blog called NY Eco Spaces:

"Located at 439 Metropolitan Avenue, this LEED-Gold building designed contains two duplex condos that have been designed and built to be healthy for the environment and for its occupants.

Green features include:

-Photo-Voltaic (PV) Arrays capture solar energy. Your electricity meter will actually run backwards when you generate more electricity than you use!
-Passive Heating and Cooling System: Large, south-facing windows naturally warm your apartment on sunny winter days. High-mass walls and floors help regulate temperature fluctuations in all seasons.
-Radiant-Floor Heating, along with an energy-recovering ventilation system, helps reduce energy bills and increase indoor comfort.
-Air filtration ensures the air you breathe is near HEPA standards and is some of the cleanest in NYC
-Green Roof
-Sustainably harvested bamboo floors
-Double-Glazed, laminated Low-E Glass Windows
-Energy Star Appliances
-Water-saving fixtures, including dual-flush toilets
-Built-in Recycling Receptacles
-Motion Detector-Controlled Light and Ventilation
-Low- and no-VOC finishes and materials

In addition, this development is located near three subway lines (L, G, and JMZ) and a block away from a Zipcar station, so you can easily decrease your transportation carbon footprint. And for all your organic dining needs, there's a 24-hour organic food store only a couple blocks away. So if you've ever considered buying a home in Williamsburg, but wanted to make sure you made the green choice, check out Metropolitan Green."

Nice. Go Brooklyn!


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