On Monday, a trio of co-developers broke ground on a Long Island industrial park project that will be the first such development anywhere in New York State to seek LEED certification. Located in the Moriches hamlet of Brookhaven, just west of the Hamptons, the 10-acre park will be designed to an unspecified rating and feature seven buildings offering 78,000 square feet of industrial space.
According to Vincent Trapani, head of Bayshore-based U.S.A. Industries, one of the developers, the $7 million project should open by the end of the summer and could feature a solar panel company as one of its tenants. Trapani called the development “a green supermarket” for green construction companies, and expects that it will save close to 60 percent in utility costs thanks to low-flow water fixtures and efficient insulation.
The other two developers are Minas Michaelian, whose company builds senior citizen housing projects, and Charlie Rogers, the president of Lindenhurst Fabricators.