June 20, 2018 Bright Power affordable housing

Bright Power is especially proud this Pride Month to share two groundbreaking projects we’re working on: Crotona Senior Residences and Ingersoll Senior Residences. Both projects will provide quality affordable homes for low-income seniors in an LGBT-friendly environment. They will each house SAGE (services and advocacy for GLBT elders) Centers onsite. Each marks the first LGBT-friendly, low-income senior housing in its borough – Cortona Senior Residences in the Bronx, and Ingersoll Senior Residences in Brooklyn.

These two inspiring projects will meet the unique needs of their future residents. And, by integrating sustainability, they will be comfortable, healthy, and enjoyable spaces that also keep operating costs low, ensuring long-term affordability.

“I’m proud that we can deliver energy efficiency and solar power to a diverse array of clients and populations across the City. We’re able to give residents high quality, healthy places to live, while at the same time minimizing environmental impact and keeping operating costs low. We look forward to working on more projects with HELP USA, BFC Partners, and SAGE.”Jeffrey Perlman, President & Founder

Crotona Senior Residences

Crotona Senior Residences

“Crotona Senior is a prime example of a well rounded, integrated project that hits all three pillars of sustainability equally (environment, social, economic). I’m proud to work on this project, in particular, because it addresses the unique needs of LGBT seniors. Times have changed, and I’m thrilled that Bright Power can be a part of projects that prioritize the needs of demographics that would have historically been looked over.” – Andrea Mancino, Director of New Construction

Developed by HELP USA and SAGE
Located in Bronx
General Contractor: Procida
Architect: Magnusson Architecture and Planning
MEP: Johnson & Urban

Design Details:

  • Balanced ventilation for enhanced indoor air quality
  • Airtight and high-performance building envelope
  • High-efficiency HVAC system
  • High-efficiency lighting and controls strategies to enhance the ambiance
  • Solar PV design and installation
  • Active design to promote physical health
  • Community spaces to designed to enhance well being
  • Non-toxic finishes and materials

We are ensuring long-term sustainability by providing these services:

  • Enterprise Green Communities (EGC) Certification services
  • 90kW solar PV system design and installation
  • Commissioning (Cx)
  • NYSERDA New Construction Program incentive procurement and services

Read more about the project in NYREJ.

 

Ingersoll Senior Residences

Ingersoll Senior Residences

BFC Partners with SAGE is developing Ingersoll Senior Residences and will be Brooklyn’s first senior living environment that promotes diversity and safety for LGBT elders. Ingersoll Senior Residences will be a 17-story, 145-unit building that will ensure apartments are affordable to those earning below 60% of AMI while 30% of the units will be reserved for formerly homeless seniors. The onsite SAGE center will provide social services and supportive services for all residents. 

Developed by BFC Partners and SAGE
Located in Brooklyn
General Contractor: BFC Partners
Architect: Marvel Architects
MEP: Rodkin Cardinale

Design details:

  • Balanced ventilation for enhanced indoor air quality
  • Airtight and high-performance building envelope
  • High-efficiency HVAC system
  • High-efficiency lighting and controls strategies to enhance the ambiance
  • Active design to promote physical health
  • Community spaces to designed to enhance well being
  • Non-toxic finishes and materials

We are ensuring long-term sustainability by providing these services:

  • Enterprise Green Communities (EGC) Certification services
  • Commissioning (Cx)

BFC won CHPC’s Impact Award for Housing this April for their work on this project. Learn more about the project in NYHC.