Bright ‘n Green featured in GBE – Green Building Elements
We didn’t learn anything we didn’t already know – the site of Bright ‘n Green was selected for multiple reasons, including: access to fresh markets, parks, beach and public transportation – but thanks to Walk Score, we can share it to you all nice and graph-like (you may already know how much we love charts and data!).
Green Condos nearing the finish line in Brighton Beach. Prices will start at $325,000 for a studio and go up to $850,000 for a two-bedroom with two baths. The building will sell energy back to the grid, and residents should have very low or no utility bills, as we wrote in November. There will also be composting toilets and a hot tub, said a story today in The New York Daily News.
Front and center is Bright ’n Green, Scarano’s slogan-named apartment building at 67 Brighton 1st Lane that he says — in his inimitable brash style — will be nothing short of revolutionary. “It’s wonderful!” gushed Pat Singer, the founder of the Brighton Beach Neighborhood Association. In fact, the building is meant to be “net positive” — meaning that it will sell energy back to the grid.
“BnG is unique because it’s a more typical species of urban building—a mid-rise multi-unit residence that also has a ground floor commercial space. That makes it a replicable example for future development in urban neighborhoods, which are strong markets for mixed-use real estate.”
“Like other coastal communities of Brooklyn, Brighton Beach was devastated by Sandy’s waters. But a nearly finished new construction in the area, built with a focus on efficiency and sustainability, was completely unaffected. We visited the site with the project’s architect to find out why…
Sustainable homes have been popping up in many Brooklyn nabes and now a new eco-condo complex called Bright N’ Green is putting Brighton Beach on the sustainable property map too. The 15,000 square foot, NYC Green Property-certified building by Scarano Architect PLLC will house six units complete with solar panels and wind turbines on the roof as well as a greywater system and insulated panels to boost energy-efficiency.