Energy Square meets the “net-zero for living” standard which combines solar panels and energy efficient features to make it an affordable housing development in the Hudson Valley that produces as much energy as it uses. Energy Square has 57 affordable rental apartments located on the upper floors of the 5-story building. There are 2 studios, 44 one-bedroom, 7 two-bedroom, and 4 three-bedroom apartments. Two apartments will be reserved for homeless adults and another 7 apartments will be set aside for homeless young adults. The building includes over 11,000 square feet on the ground floor for civic and commercial use. The Center for Creative Education provides comprehensive community-based art and job training for young adults ages 18 to 25. The building will also include a tech meet-up space/incubator.
Awards for this project:
- USGBC 2021 LEED Homes Award: Outstanding Affordable Project 2021
- USGBC Award: Exceptional Implementation of Sustainable Technologies 2021
- NYSAFAH Award for Excellence – Project of the Year 2020
- LEED Platinum Certification – Energy Square 2020