Bethany Terraces is a 4-story senior housing facility containing 64 studio apartments and one 1-bedroom apartment. The project was designed to Passive House (PHIUS) Standards, Enterprise Green Communities Standards, and NYSERDA Multifamily New Construction Program (Tier 3).
New York Engineers designed this project with modular construction methods in mind. Extensive coordination was done with the modular unit builder, architect, and design team to ensure that all base building systems came together during the construction process. The building consists of community spaces, program offices, and a commercial kitchen. The building is expected to be completed for occupancy in 2020.
New York Engineers provided Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing/Fire Protection design consulting for this project, and provided Construction Administration services. NYE also provided all new utilities and special inspections. The project was delivered in Revit, and was designed to Passive House standards. The project also includes a near Net-Zero design with a rooftop solar array.
HANAC, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing for New York City’s senior citizens, as well as community outreach programs. Their building in the Corona neighborhood of Queens is unique in that it will provide over 60 affordable residential apartments to seniors while using a Passive House model.
Habitat NYC has adapted the model to work in New York City's complex urban building environment. They acquire land and buildings from New York's City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development and other governmental agencies for a nominal fee.
Woodlawn Senior Living is a new 3-story 80 unit affordable independent residence for seniors (AIRS). The building has community space on the ground floor, is designed to Passive House Standards.