Hudson Development on Track for LEED-GOLD

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Lori Rafael, director of Real Estate for the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Alison Novak and David Kramer of Hudson Companies, and Karen Auster, marketing consultant for the project and head of Auster Events.

David Kramer, of Hudson development, held an open house November 12 for members of the Brooklyn Chamber’s Real Estate Development Committee at the firm’s new green, luxury residential project in Brooklyn–third + bond.

Third + bond, which is expected to receive LEED-GOLD and Energy Star designations, will be completed in the Spring of 2010. Prices range from $311,500 for a studio to $1,381,000 for a three+ bedroom with three baths. The development is approved for FHA and SONYMA mortgages, and offers mortgages with as little as 3.5% down and interest rates as low as 4.75%. Corcoran is the exclusive sales and marketing agent.

The 44 eco-friendly homes at 103-115 Third St. and 404-406 Bond St. feature the following:

Water
Dual flush toilets
Low flow fixtures
Organic landscaping with native plants

Indoor Air Quality
Low VOC paints to minimize fumes
Energy Recovery Ventilators to provide a constant stream of filtered air
Preoccupancy air flush of all residences

Sustainable Materials
Forest Stewardship Council certified, solid hardwood floors
Locally produced panelized construction system to minimize construction waste
Incorporation of fly ash into foundation concrete–reuse of industrial by-product

Energy Savings
Highly insulated building envelope to greatly reduce heating and cooling needs
Energy Star refrigerator, washer and dryer, and dishwasher
High efficiency lighting, including automatic dimmers in common hallways
Individual control of heating and cooling for each residence
Double-paned windows with low-e coating to minimize heat transference

Readers can follow the progress of third + bond on a blog about the development written by Mr. Kramer and his associate Alison Novak at http://www.brownstoner.com. More details about third + bond are available at http://www.thirdandbond.com.

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