Recently reelected Mayor Dawn Zimmer is generally supportive of green initiatives that make our city more sustainable. Here is an example of a private developer Bijou Properties being recognized for more environmentally compatible development being completed and recognized, namely the Hoboken Edge Lofts….
Mayor Zimmer to Recognize Hoboken’s First Leed Platinum
Residental Building at 1pm Today
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer will participate in a ceremony on Thursday, December 19th at 1 p.m. to recognize Edge Lofts being awarded LEED® Platinum Certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for achievement in green homebuilding and design. Edge Lofts is the first residential building in Hoboken to receive LEED® Platinum certification — the highest level in USGBC’s LEED for Homes program. The ceremony will bet at 1422 Grand Street in Hoboken, NJ.
Joining Mayor Zimmer will be principals of developer Bijou Properties and Steven Winter, former Chairman of the USGBC. The event will include details on the boutique rental building’s sustainable design, the importance of green development in urban settings and Bijou Properties’ ongoing efforts to promote a healthier lifestyle and cleaner environment within the City.
Edge Lofts has been designed and built to raise the bar for sustainable design and building practices in Hudson County and beyond. The building’s south façade will be covered by a living wall of ivy to provide thermal, acoustical and aesthetic benefits, while architectural sunshades reduce direct sun absorption at the southern corners. A 25kW (kilowatt) photovoltaic array produces onsite clean energy to offset common area energy use. Edge Lofts’ 35 residences — which are fully leased — include fresh air filtration systems, open cell spray foam insulation for maximum air and moisture control, superior sound insulation, zero VOC paint, reclaimed antique oak flooring, kitchen and bathroom tiles made with recycled contents, and Frigidaire Energy Star® appliances. The building is also Energy Star® Certified and is a 100% smoke-free environment.
Bijou Properties designs, develops & manages the highest quality sustainable buildings and has become a recognized leader in the field of green development along the Hudson Waterfront. Recent projects include Garden Street Lofts (NJ’s First LEED® Gold Residential Highrise) and The Hostess Factory, a 42,000 square-foot retail restoration including a 20,000 square-foot Green Roof. Currently under construction is Park Place, a 12-story building located at 1415 Park Avenue on the north end of Hoboken that will feature 212 rental residences, 13,000 square feet of retail space, 32,000 square feet of educational space and a six level parking garage. The $131-million project was designed to achieve LEED® Gold certification. The project recently received a 2013 Smart Growth Gold Award from the Hudson County Planning Board.