Energy Efficient Projects Win a Million Dollars

November 20, 2019

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently announced its first Buildings of Excellence winners. This competition is intended to stimulate the design, construction, and operation of very low or zero carbon emitting buildings. 

Among the winning developers and design teams in the Under Construction category are two CHA project management projects. Each of these projects took home $500,000 for creating superior sustainability. CHA’s Brooklyn Project Management team is proud to be playing a leading role in these visionary buildings that demonstrate a low carbon future is achievable:

511 East 86th Street

Award: $500,000
Developed by: Carrera RS, LLC
Designed by: Arquitectonica New York P.C.
CHA Project Manager: Brandon Hall

Flow Chelsea 211 West 29th Street

Award: $500,000
Developed by: 211 Sea Foam Properties, LLC
Designed by: ZH Architects
CHA Project Manager: Jeremy Levine

For more information on energy efficient options and innovations for building projects, contact CHA Project Manager Phil Hayes.

CHA's Brendan Hall presents the awards to the winners.
Photo by Dan Creighton |

NYSERDA has also convened an advisory council from experts and professionals across New York State to help guide the competition. CHA’s Brendan Hall, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Mechanical Engineering Group - Syracuse Office, serves on the Advisory Council representing the Central New York American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Brendan was on hand to present the awards to the winners along with Mark Kruse of AIA New York State, NYSERDA President and CEO Alicia Barton, Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, and Richard Yancy of the Building Energy Exchange. Brendan, thanks for your efforts to responsibly improve the world we live in.