Greenest Apartment Building Set for Manhattan

Greenest Apartment Building Set for Manhattan

Greenest Apartment Building Set for Manhattan

Manhattan is set to get its first residential building that measures up to passive house standards, a set of green guidelines that aim to cut heating costs by 90% through the use of solar energy, better insulation and other measures. A big step in that direction took place Wednesday morning when the development arm of Synapse Capital closed on the purchase of a 9,900 square-foot lot in Harlem.

“We’ve discovered a process by which we can build a building we think will cost the same, consume less energy and create a better quality of life for the people inside,” said Al Picallo, managing partner at Synapse.

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