Announcement | March 20, 2015

22 Tarrytown Road Receives LEED for Homes Silver Certification


22 Tarrytown Road recently received LEED for Homes Silver Certification from U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Located in the Town of Greenburgh, the 28-unit workforce housing development replaces three vacant buildings, which had previously been used as a homeless shelter and before that, as a motel.


Designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC (MAP), the building has a mix of studios, one and two-bedroom apartments. Amenities include: community and laundry rooms, outdoor courtyard, green roof and parking. The design combines a contemporary, sophisticated aesthetic with environmentally responsible materials, technology and development practices for a truly beautiful addition to the neighborhood.


“One of the main sustainable elements of the building is the timber framing structural system,” says Fernando Villa, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal at MAP. “Wood is a carbon neutral material, is a natural, organic, non-toxic, as well as recyclable, biodegradable, waste efficient and renewable. Timber framing contains low-embodied energy. It is durable and has a very long life span.”


Other green features include a high performance building envelope with exterior insulation, Energy Star individual HVAC and heating systems, Energy Star light fixtures and appliances, and large fiberglass windows. Balconies and exterior shutters serve as sun shading elements for the east and west facades. Apartment finishes are simple and durable, including formaldehyde-free plywood casework, FSC certified oak flooring, Forbo marmoleum in corridors and low-VOC paints and stains.


A 6,000 square foot extensive vegetated green roof reduces the amount of peak storm water runoff into the sewer system by 50 to 90 percent. It also improves the quality of water that flows into rivers and streams and produces a cooler ambient air through an increased vegetative cover. A portion of the rainwater collected is stored on site for landscape irrigation. The green roof also offers new habitats for flora and fauna, improves the microclimate, and reduces dust and smog levels.


In addition to a LEED for Homes Silver rating, 22 Tarrytown Road is enrolled in the NYSERDA MultiFamily Performance Program.


22 Tarrytown Road was developed by Westhab, Inc., the largest provider of affordable and workforce housing in Westchester County, NY. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing community-based solutions to poverty by engaging local stakeholders in community development activities and by building and preserving affordable housing.


To view 22 Tarrytown Road on the USGBC website click here.



Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC (MAP) is an award-winning, full-service architecture and planning firm in New York City committed to sustainable development that builds vibrant, healthy communities. The firm’s specializations include housing, educational and community facilities, healthcare facilities, commercial developments, and community planning. MAP’s clients include community groups, agencies, municipalities, institutions, real estate developers, schools and non-profits in the New York City region, such as The Community Builders, The Doe Fund, Volunteers of America, CPC Resources, Inc., L+M Development Partners, Columbia University, Lutheran Social Services of Greater New York, Procida, Enterprise Foundation, St. Nicks Alliance, Douglaston Development, The Housing Collaborative, the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, and the Fifth Avenue Committee.