Fit for Kings: Third+Bond Is Brooklyn’s Second LEED Platinum Building

Brownstoner chronicled its progress during construction. Now Third+Bond can also boast about Brooklyn’s second LEED Platinum rating.

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Last week, Brooklyn’s Third+Bond condominium development in Gowanus earned Kings County’s second LEED Platinum rating from USGBC. (You may recall the first: Park Slope’s Silhouette condominiums, a 5500-square-foot development that we’ve written about previously here at gbNYC.)

Located just a block from the Gowanus Canal on – you guessed it – Third and Bond Streets, the project was designed by Tribeca-based Rogers Marvel Architects and built by The KiSKA Group. Like The Silhouette before it, Third+Bond simultaneously pursued an Energy Star rating from EPA under its program for new homes.

Green features are what you would expect: locally sourced materials, double pane windows, and FSC-certified wood. Appliances in each unit are Energy Star-rated; low-VOC paints and sealants were used throughout. Efficient heating and cooling systems are also controlled within each unit and lighting systems have automatic dimmers.

Developed by Hudson, Third+Bond earned its Platinum rating under the LEED for Homes system. Studios and one- to three-bedroom layouts – including duplexes with garden space – range from the low $300s to over seven figures.

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2 Responses to Fit for Kings: Third+Bond Is Brooklyn’s Second LEED Platinum Building

  1. Builder66 Monday, July 11, 2011 at 2:24 am #

    This really is the way buildings should be desidned for the future. Locally sourced material is alo vey important, and the automatic dimmers are a fantastic energy saver. I have just forward this to everyone I know, good job!

  2. William Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 4:56 am #

    The features are really good of this building.