This LEED Platinum building is unique in the region. The facility received LEED Platinum certification in 2015 and again in 2019 and is Net Zero Energy verified. It has been certified LEED Zero Energy and LEED Zero Water. It is one of only seventeen Net Zero Energy Buildings in New York State. This building has been featured in articles by USGBC and spotlighted in Green Building Illustrated by Francis D.K. Ching.
The solar panels on the southerly facing roofs are projected to produce approximately 98% of the building’s electricity use. The walls are made with insulated concrete forms (ICF), which provide high insulative value, minimal thermal bridging, and extremely airtight construction.
The roof is made with a structural insulated panel (SIP) system which provides an R-50 insulation as well as being air-tight. The windows are super-efficient R-7 windows. High efficiency light fixtures with automated controls, porous pavers in the parking lot, and a maximally efficient mechanical system are some of the additional high performance, green aspects of the new building.
Below is a time lapse video throughout the entire construction for the office building on 231 Main St. New Paltz, NY.