Two Multi-Phase, Solar-Powered Apartment Complexes

Exterior of building
Rotterdam, NY
Friday, August 17, 2018

CEUs: 3.0 AIA LU/HSW pending; certificates of attendance provided to all attendees

This August Pro Tour features two large-scale zero-net energy apartment complexes and will offer attendees the opportunity to see projects of a similar scale in two different stages.  The event will begin at the Zero Net Energy Village, which is complete and occupied and then move to Solara, which is currently under construction. Black Mountain Architecture, the firm behind both projects, will serve as the host of this event. Other project partners will also participate in the tour, sharing insights into how their work directly supported the energy efficiency and budget goals of these two sites.

Site 1 Details

  • Units: 4 buildings from a 252 unit, 12 building project
  • Square Footage: 30,000 per building
  • Type of construction: New - still under construction
  • NYSERDA Low-rise Residential New Construction Program Tier 3
  • Carport-mountain photovoltaic arrays will offset 100% of onsite energy demand
  • Anticipated to be 0.6 ACH @ 50Pa or lower during blower door testing

Site 2 Details

coming soon


12:30 PM

Doors open, registration, networking and coffee

1:00 PM

Welcome by NESEA

1:05 PM

Overview of the projects by the hosting team

2:00 PM

Tour of first site begins; attendees rotate through content-specific stations

3:15 PM

Group travels by busto second project site

3:20 PM

Tour of second site begins; attendees rotate through content-specific stations

4:10 PM

Group Reconvenes back at initial meeting point

4:20 PM

Networking during reception. Snacks provided.

4:30 PM

Q&A Panel with members of project teams

5:00 PM

Event Concludes


If you have questions about this event, you can contact Florence at or 413-774-6051 x10.

Thank You to the 2018 BuildingEnergy Pro Tour Series Sponsors

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