The Acacia, a mixed affordable and market-rate rental building at 1560 Fulton Street, just achieved LEED Gold status — the first residential building in the neighborhood to do so. The development features multiple programmable thermostats in each apartment, EnergyStar appliances, water-conserving fixtures in all kitchens and bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling Low-E windows and energy-efficient lighting. Instead of relying on the public electrical grid, the building has its own power plant, the neighborhood’s first on-site cogeneration plant. This co-gen power plant creates electricity from natural gas and is capable of providing backup power during blackouts. The building was also built with recycled and regional materials. Marketing for 105 one-, two-, and three-bedroom rental units began in late December; the building is now 75 percent full. MNS is handling all the leasing and marketing for the building.
Market-Rate Rentals Coming for Bed Stuy’s Acacia [Brownstoner]