Environmental Case Study

The Long Island City project will be a 938-unit, 67-story project located in transit-oriented Queens, NY, just three short minutes to Midtown, eight minutes to Grand Central Station and 15 minutes to Hudson Yards via subway. The site was once a battery plant and the soil around the site had numerous hotspots with high levels of lead contamination. As part of our construction effort and commitment to environmental design, we remediated the soil and safely disposed of the contaminated material. By doing this remediation work, the project qualifies for tax credits under New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program. To be mindful of our environmental impact, the Long Island City project is being constructed with central plant heating and cooling for conditioning interior spaces. Each apartment in the building will have water-source heat pumps which are either fed by the rooftop cooling towers in the summer or high efficiency condensing boilers in the winter.

The building will also utilize energy recovery ventilation units for the heating and cooling of fresh air that will be distributed to common areas and corridors.

Energy efficiency and environmental performance play a key role in the design of this project with:

  • Centralized climate control system
  • Energy-recovery ventilation system
  • Efficient LED lighting programming
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Convertible gas to electric cooking
  • On-site stormwater management and native plant landscaping
  • Standard ENERGY STAR® appliances

Lumen Case Study

Lumen is being constructed in alignment with a Green Globes certification and we are in the process of pursuing this certification at the Two Green Globes level.

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Note: While Carmel Partners believes ESG+R factors can enhance long-term value, Carmel Partners does not pursue an ESG-based investment strategy or limit its investments to those that meet specific ESG criteria or standards. Any such considerations do not qualify Carmel Partner’s objectives to maximize risk-adjusted returns.