Features

Energy features on the project
Utility power icon
Utility Power
Geothermal icon
Geothermal
Electric Vehicles icon
Electric Vehicles
Solar icon
Solar
Stored Energy icon
Stored Energy
Timber icon
Timber

“NYSERDA commends this project team for going above and beyond in their thoughtful planning of a building that incorporates renewable energy, energy efficiency, electric vehicle charging and energy storage to support the grid,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, Senior Project Manager, NYSERDA New Construction. “Their collaboration with the local utility service provider to ensure benefits to the grid, as well as their development plans, show a commitment to supporting state emission reduction goals and will help achieve the mandates outlined in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act including 70 percent renewable energy generation by 2030.”

NYSERDA - New York, State of Opportunity

Utility power icon Carbon Neutral Ready

This project will be an electrified site powered by New York State’s electrical power grid. Apart from traditional fossil fuel energy sources this means the site can be powered from sustainable energy sources such as hydro-electric, solar, wind, and biomass. The predicted energy savings will exceed the state-established baseline by 15%. Additionally fossil fuels are excluded from the buildings systems except for emergency back-up.

Geothermal Energy icon Geothermal Energy

Geothermal wells use ground source heat pumps to exchange energy to both heat and cool the campus. Heat recovery chillers will recover waste water heat to heat the buildings. A back-up boiler in the event of an emergency is powered by liquified natural gas (LNG).

Source: NYSERDA.NY.GOV
Geothermal Energy
Constant ground temperature of 55°

In winter, the pumps transfer heat from the ground to warm the buildings.

In summer, the pumps transfer heat into the ground to cool the buildings.

27%

Less CO2

27% Less CO2

Combusting natural gas produces 27% less CO2 emissions than diesel fuel

Electric vehicles icon Electric Vehicles

30 percent of the parking spaces would be designed for Electric Vehicles (EV) and Vehicle to Grid energy storage.

Solar Energy icon Solar Energy

The project includes 120,000 square feet of photovoltaics to harness solar energy.

Solar Energy

Energy Storage icon Energy Storage

The project includes a 5mW utility grade battery bank to store and distribute energy on site as a micro-grid.

Source: eia.gov
Energy Storage

Sustainable Structure icon Sustainable Structure

The ten residential buildings are designed as mass timber buildings rather than traditional concrete construction. Mass timber is a new category of wood product comprised of multiple solid wood panels nailed or glued together.

Source: thinkwood.com
Sustainable Structure

“Wood stores carbon and requires less energy from harvest to construction. Harvesting and replanting increases forests’ carbon sink potential as the rate of sequestration is greater during young, vigorous growth. Active forest management mitigates wildfires, cuts carbon emissions, replenishes area waterways, expands wildlife habitat, and creates jobs in rural areas.”

Source: thinkwood.com
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