Backyard Redesign for Heat Reduction and Storm Water Management

The garden at 31-81 landscaping phase 1 complete
Landscaping for heat reduction & storm water management This project has accomplished: Reduction of ambient heat behind the building; Air conditioners are not used as often; Dramatically improved storm water drainage; and Provides a unique (to Astoria) backdrop for 31-81 residents....

Installation of Energy Efficient Roofing

The roof at 31-81 after replacement: facing the garden
Utilizing “White Roofing” material to lower heating and cooling costs. Utilizing a true white granule based roofing material, the roof on 31-81 now delivers both long-wearing reliability and energy savings to those living under it. Among other benefits realized after installation, the building is cooler...

Rennovation Components and Upgrades

Shortly after the acquisition of 31-81 a number of projects were undertaken to improve upon the existing internal and external structures while also helping to reduce the carbon footprint of 31-81’s residents. As part of a larger rennovation an improvement project, the following projects have...

HardiePlank Lap Siding and Upgraded Insulation

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