, a new condominium in Brooklyn’s Greenwood Heights, has earned LEED-Platinum certification through USGBC
, marking it the first LEED-Platinum certified condominium in Brooklyn and New York’s first residential low-rise with this esteemed designation. The uniquely intimate condominium includes four homes designed for the highest level of style and efficiency.
The Silhouette will use approximately 60% less energy than comparable conventionally designed buildings. Sustainable features at The Silhouette include a green rooftop with solar panels that recapture energy for the building’s heat and hot water systems; a walkable roof garden that provides natural insulation; an exterior with exceptional thermal, moisture, and noise barrier capabilities; and triple glazed, Low-E coated and Argon-filled windows for superior heat and noise insulation. The Silhouette is constructed of 97.5% recycled steel and concrete and is further designed to take advantage of natural resources with a white brick southern façade that helps regulate building temperature and energy demands, as well as a storm water recapture system for irrigation.
Homes at The Silhouette are as stylish as they are efficient. All homes boast large private outdoor space, reclaimed white oak barnwood flooring throughout, walk-in closets or dressing rooms and washers and dryers. Modern kitchens include Forest Stewardship Council
-certified wood cabinets, sleek Technistone
countertops and backsplash, Spanish charcoal ceramic floor tiles and a high-performance suite of stainless Energy Star-rated appliances including Bosch
dishwashers and ovens, Thermador
cooktops and Liebherr
Bathrooms feature sophisticated touches without compromising on sustainability with air jet Jacuzzis in master baths, spacious glass-enclosed showers, Hans-Grohe
Axor low-flow fixtures, dual flush toilets and custom vanities and cabinetry made of FSC-certified wood with Technistone counters.
The building includes an approximately 1,700-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom with outdoor garden and cellar for $915,000; and three approximately 1,260-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom homes with either balcony or private green roof terrace space ranging in price from $859,000 to $930,000. aptsandlofts.com handles the sales and marketing for the building.