First Onsite Co-Gen Apartments for Bed-Stuy

Leasing has started at Acacia in Brooklyn, which the developer is calling the first rental building in Bedford-Stuyvesant to aim for LEED silver certification, as well as home to the neighborhood’s first onsite cogeneration plant.

New York—Leasing has started at Acacia in Brooklyn, which the developer is calling the first rental building in Bedford-Stuyvesant to aim for LEED silver certification, as well as home to the neighborhood’s first onsite cogeneration plant. The 105-unit property, at 1560 Fulton St, originally broke ground in 2010.

The nine-story building offers a mix of one- to three-bedroom units ranging in size from 664 square feet to 1,177 square feet, many of which feature private balconies and terraces. Pricing begins at $1,887 per month. MNS, a residential brokerage specialist, has been tapped to lease the property by developer BRP Cos.

Building amenities include a doorman, a furnished outdoor terrace with lounge and dining areas, landscaped courtyard, and a children’s play room. Residents will also have access to a common recreation room that includes a kitchenette. On-site parking and bicycle storage is also available for rent.

According to MNS CEO Andrew Barrocas, he expects to building’s green design to attract the attention of prospective renters. The property’s green features include the cogeneration plant, programmable thermostats in individual rooms, EnergyStar appliances, water-conserving fixtures in all kitchens and bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling low-e windows and energy-efficient lighting. Acacia was also constructed using recycled and regional matters

Cogeneration, also referred to as combined heat and power, means that electricity and heat is from a single fuel source. Co-generation captures heat lost during the production of electricity and uses it, and is usually a much more efficient way to produce energy than a conventional power plant.