Greenbelt, Brooklyn's First LEED Residences

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For starters, when complete, Greenbelt will use roughly 40% less energy and 30% less water than a comparable building.  And it looks fantastic, too — another case that living green doesn’t require throwing out your style.  Located at 361 Manhattan Avenue, the eight unit building has one- and two-bedroom condos that range in price from $599k – $815k.  In addition to all the green features listed below, I like how the developers plan to incorporate enhanced sound proofing and insulation in the walls, ceilings, and floors.  People would probably be more willing to live in attached spaces, if they knew the extraneous sounds wouldn’t be a problem.  Nevertheless, it’s clear the developers are setting a good example in that regard because Greenbelt will have the latest technology to minimize noise disruptions. 

Greenbelt will be super green with some of the following:  bamboo floors; low-VOC paints, adhesives, and sealants; 100% recycled gypsum sheetrock; abundant natural lighting; rooftop solar photovoltaics; Energy Star roof membrane to reduce heat island effect; high efficiency elevator; reflective metal panels on exterior to reduce heat gain; double-glazed, low-e windows; structural steel is made with roughly 70% recycled content; and fly ash mixed concrete.  Can’t wait to see the final product. 

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