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WHEDCo builds energy saving housing

The Women’s Housing & Economic Development Corporation has constructed new green affordable apartments.

WHEDCo has completed the largest Energy Star-certified building in the Bronx, named Intervale Green, located at 1330 Intervale Avenue.

“We hope that Intervale Green sets a new standard for affordable housing developers everywhere,” said Nancy Biberman, WHEDCo president and founder.

The 128-unit apartment complex stays true to the Bronx with its architectural design, chosen to mimic classic Bronx buildings, with red brick, stone and ironwork, and decorative cornices.

Throughout the building sculptures and works of art from native Bronx artists, often crafted of recyclable materials, are on display.

The property also contains four storefronts that will house a gourmet deli, a childcare provider, and two other retail shops.

Two private courtyards for tenants, a sculpture garden, three greens roofs with over half an acre of vegetation, dozens of new trees, and a public park round out the building’s amenities.

WHEDCo also launched an interactive website, MovingDay.org, to help families furnish their apartments.

“MovingDay.org is a unique site that lets you explore Intervale Green, peek into apartments and understand the needs of the families moving in,” noted Chris Sanborn, Sanford Media Factory, Inc.

One, two and three bedrooms units are included to suit the needs of any size family, and each apartment comes with a free computer and low-cost Internet access.

Energy Star requires buildings to achieve an annual energy savings of at least 20% less than a standard building. Intervale Green is expected to use 33% less.

The Women’s Housing & Economic Development Corporation has constructed new green affordable apartments.

WHEDCo has completed the largest Energy Star-certified building in the Bronx, named Intervale Green, located at 1330 Intervale Avenue.

“We hope that Intervale Green sets a new standard for affordable housing developers everywhere,” said Nancy Biberman, WHEDCo president and founder.

The 128-unit apartment complex stays true to the Bronx with its architectural design, chosen to mimic classic Bronx buildings, with red brick, stone and ironwork, and decorative cornices.

Throughout the building sculptures and works of art from native Bronx artists, often crafted of recyclable materials, are on display.

The property also contains four storefronts that will house a gourmet deli, a childcare provider, and two other retail shops.

Two private courtyards for tenants, a sculpture garden, three greens roofs with over half an acre of vegetation, dozens of new trees, and a public park round out the building’s amenities.

WHEDCo also launched an interactive website, MovingDay.org, to help families furnish their apartments.

“MovingDay.org is a unique site that lets you explore Intervale Green, peek into apartments and understand the needs of the families moving in,” noted Chris Sanborn, Sanford Media Factory, Inc.

One, two and three bedrooms units are included to suit the needs of any size family, and each apartment comes with a free computer and low-cost Internet access.

Energy Star requires buildings to achieve an annual energy savings of at least 20% less than a standard building. Intervale Green is expected to use 33% less.

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