Gateway Elton Street

Gateway Elton Street

Gowanus Green

Gowanus Green

The Knick Condominium

The Knick Condominium

Organic landscaping with native, drought-tolerant plants. Photo by Diana Pau.

Organic landscaping with native, drought-tolerant plants. Photo by Diana Pau.

Green Building

Hudson is committed to developing high-performance buildings that are energy and water efficient, use more sustainable building materials, have healthy indoor air quality, and minimize negative impacts on the larger community. Hudson has developed a number of buildings to various levels of the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard and has a number of LEED Accredited Professionals on staff. However, most important to Hudson is a narrower focus on achieving the greatest possible energy efficiency with our new buildings. We are acutely aware that the long term viability of new housing requires the lowest possible increases in operating expenses. With this concern in mind, Hudson participates in NYSERDA’s Multifamily Performance Program (EnergyStar) and Enterprise Green Communities programs. Hudson is constantly assessing advances in technology and building practices in order to optimize energy use while constructing within allowable budgets.

  • Third + Bond, 44 new condominium apartments in a series of 4½ story townhouses, achieved LEED Platinum and EnergyStar status in summer 2011. T+B features a highly insulated building envelope with rain screen facade, energy recovery ventilators that recover the heat from the exhausted air to provide tempered fresh air, water conservation measures such as dual flush toilets, sustainable finishes such as FSC certified hardwood flooring, and organic landscaping.
  • At The Knick, the gut rehabilitation of a historic property in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Hudson reused the existing structure and restored the existing façade without making any penetrations for HVAC. Instead of low efficiency PTAC or window air conditioning units, individual high efficiency gas-fired boilers and centralized cooling systems are provided for each unit. High insulated vinyl windows with an ultra-low thermal transmission factor were installed to maintain the highly efficient thermal envelope. The Knick achieved EnergyStar through NYSERDA’s Multifamily Performance Program.
  • 1490 Dumont, 176 units of affordable housing in East New York, Brooklyn, is a participant in Enterprise’s Green Communities program. This building includes an 80-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system–the largest installation of its type to date on a residential building in NYC – that supplies 80% of the building’s common area electric needs.
  • At the 774-unit, mixed-income development known as Gowanus Green, Hudson is teaming with other developers to redevelop a contaminated City-owned site with a sustainable storm-water management system that will reduce impacts on the City’s overburdened combined sewer system while helping to flush out the stagnant waters of the adjacent polluted canal. The development team plans to participate in the LEED for Neighborhood Development program and develop all the buildings to LEED-Gold standards.
  • The 8-building, 100% affordable Gateway Elton Street project is designed to achieve LEED-Platinum and EnergyStar standards under the most restrictive construction cost constraints. Heating is provided using high efficiency condensing boilers and air conditioning will be accommodated using individual units placed in pre-installed thermally sealed window sleeves. Fresh air is supplied through trickle vents in the windows and kitchen and bath air is exhausted horizontally from each unit directly to the outside.


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