This project will be an electrified site powered by New York State’s electrical power grid. Apart from traditional fossil fuel energy sources this means the site can be powered from sustainable energy sources such as hydro-electric, solar, wind, and biomass.scroll down
The site will be heated and cooled using ground source heat pumps.
As emergency back-up during outages, compressed natural gas will be used rather than traditional diesel fuel for generators and boilers.Source Information
The ten residential buildings are designed as mass timber buildings rather than traditional concrete construction. Mass timber is a new category of wood product comprised of multiple solid wood panels nailed or glued together.Source Information
“Wood stores carbon and requires less energy from harvest to construction. Harvesting and replanting increases forests’ carbon sink potential as the rate of sequestration is greater during young, vigorous growth. Active forest management mitigates wildfires, cuts carbon emissions, replenishes area waterways, expands wildlife habitat, and creates jobs in rural areas.”Source Information