Hoboken condo project offers green, sustainable lifestyle
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In creating the homes at 118 Madison St., Chartier Group, in partnership with Pintak Development, has set out to not only achieve LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council but also to do so while crafting carefully considered, gorgeous living environments that surround residents in luxury and comfort.
To that end, painstaking attention to detail has gone into constructing four energy-efficient duplex homes, each offering five bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms across approximately 2,700 square feet of living space, reports Jersey Digs. And, for early buyers, the opportunity to choose select finishes, appliances and landscaping offers a level of customization that is rare in the Hoboken condo marketplace.
From the ground-floor parking garage to the vegetated “living roof” decks, each home conserves water and energy, offers high levels of air quality and humidity control while maximizing comfort and enjoyment. Concrete construction with 8-inch floor slabs, triple-pane windows and sound-attenuating insulation provides a serene environment, highly livable in both hot summers and cold winters. Airtight construction, filtered air, high-efficiency multi-zone HVAC and LED lighting attend to air quality and energy usage, while dual-flush toilets that use reclaimed rainwater address water conservation.
Throughout the building, materials have been specifically selected for their low- or no-toxicity characteristics with much of the brick from the previous structure re-used in the building’s current iteration. In fact, a 90 percent of construction waste for the entire project has been diverted from landfills and recycled.
Beyond premium green features, 118 Madison provides an array of amenities and finishes. Each duplex home includes ample outdoor space in the form of a roughly 1,000-square-foot garden or an approximately 345-square-foot green roof deck with additional open vegetated area. Floor-to-ceiling windows maximize daylight at every turn, while solid oak hardwood flooring runs underfoot.
Open, chef-designed modern kitchens are anchored by large center islands and boast energy-efficient appliances and ample storage. In the master suites, residents enjoy oversized windows, massive walk-through closets and en suite bathrooms outfitted with soaking tubs, separate walk-in showers and dual-sink vanities. Secondary bedrooms are situated near well-appointed full bathrooms and include extra-large closets and more big windows. Energy-efficient, in-unit washer-dyers offer the ultimate in conservation and convenience, and with stroller and bicycle storage, plus electric vehicle charging, 118 Madison supports its residents’ devotion to living green, sustainable lifestyles.
“118 Madison demonstrates the remarkable ability for sustainable, green buildings to create incredibly comfortable, impeccably designed living spaces that are both energy and water efficient,” said developer Thomas Chartier, founder and president of Chartier Group.
A licensed professional engineer, LEED-accredited professional and certified Passive House consultant, Chartier is a proponent of a green future for Hoboken. He is the chairman of the Committee for a Green Hoboken, co-chairman of the Hoboken Chamber of Commerce’s Urban Planning & Sustainability Council and a member of Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s Green Team, charged with promoting environmental sustainability in the city.
“Hoboken’s sensitive waterfront location and vulnerability to flooding make it an ideal location for ardent environmental action, and 118 Madison reflects what’s possible when we wholeheartedly embrace the possibility of green living,” he said.
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