The scope of this capital improvement program consists of unit renovations and base building improvements focused
on improving energy efficiency, enhancing tenants’ quality of life, and improving indoor air quality. The project is
the first in the nation to benefit from the U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Green Retrofit Program using federal stimulus funds. Additional renovation
funding is provided by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).
Retrofits will include EnergyStar refrigerators, replacement of 32 old boilers with 10 high-efficiency boilers, installation
of thermostatic control valves in each apartment to give tenants temperature control, rooftop solar photovoltaic panels, formaldehyde-free
kitchen cabinets, recycled-material kitchen counters, EnergyStar ceiling fans, compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) fixtures and
bulbs, double-pane argon-filled low emissivity (low-e) windows, insulated exterior doors, low-flow fixtures, shower heads
and toilets, linoleum flooring to replace vinyl tile, wood floor installations using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified
wood, and non-toxic paints, adhesives and sealants throughout.
Phoenix Mechanical Piping is proud to be a team member on such a great project!