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Energy Star Goes Multifamily

November/December 2006
This article originally appeared in the November/December 2006 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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November 03, 2006
Along with beautifully designed brickwork and a landscaped backyard with a children's play area, residents of 1212 MLK Apartments can enjoy affordable apartments, low energy bills, and healthy indoor environments.
Up until recently, high-rise multifamily buildings have not been able to reap the performance and marketing benefits associated with the Energy Star label. That changed when, earlier this year, EPA launched its pilot program for Energy Star multifamily homes in New York, Wisconsin, and Oregon. As the New York Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) has taken a national leadership role in developing the pilot, it is perhaps not surprising that New York is the location of the first of the pilot program buildings to be completed. Built by Dunn Development Corporation and Beulah HDFC, Incorporated, 1212 MLK Apartments is a six-story building on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx. The first tenants moved in during the summer of 2006.

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