Our firm’s third project to achieve LEED Certification in 2017, we are thrilled to announce Prospect Plaza North has been awarded the LEED for Homes Gold Certification. All buildings within the development will be LEED certified—Prospect Plaza South (Phase I) achieved LEED for Homes Platinum Certification, Prospect Plaza North (Phase II) (LEED Gold), and Prospect Plaza Phase III is currently being designed to meet LEED standards.
In addition to sustainability, Phase I of the development received Active Design Verification for design that promotes resident health and wellbeing. Phase I’s garden plots available for residents and amenities offering outdoor play and exercise activities contribute to the project’s active design components. Prospect Plaza II also participated in the New York State Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Multifamily Performance Program (MPP) to save on energy by 20% and reduce energy bills. To achieve a higher certification, the design incorporated prefabricated precast concrete exterior wall systems and quality control throughout construction.
Overall, as the year comes to an end, we look forward to additional projects pursuing LEED and Passive House Standards. With each commission, we seek to push beyond conventional standards for sustainability, innovating high-performance approaches that align with each building program, site, and resources.