Liberty Court Apartments

Location: Dover, DE • Units: 100 • Project Cost: $16.8 million • Owner: Liberty Court Apartments, LLC • Architect: Architectural Alliance • MEP: Blake & Vaughan Engineering • Builder: U&I Builders

Liberty Court Apartments

Liberty Court Apartments

Project Background

Liberty Court Apartments consists of 100 affordable, newly constructed apartments on existing slabs in Dover, Delaware. The Delaware State Housing Authority selected New Ecology through a competitive RFP to provide technical assistance during design and construction of this state-owned public housing development being creatively financed with tax credits through a newly-formed LLC.

New Ecology provided a detailed written review of the design development set of plans and specifications for high- performance and Energy Star requirements. New Ecology’s input informed equipment sizing and addition of dehumidification in one-bedroom units.

Solutions

New Ecology completed early energy modeling comparisons of various HVAC systems and insulation alternatives, which were used to guide decisions. New Ecology provided a construction document review of the final set of plans and specifications. New Ecology also provided:

  • Energy Star Rater Services for the project, sampling the various apartment types and achieving Energy Star certification.
  • An O&M manual and plan for the operations team. The maintenance staff was trained on-site by New Ecology staff with the manual to fully understand the new equipment along with a full demonstration of the instantaneous water heater kits needed for ongoing maintenance.
  • A Resident Green Guide to help residents understand the high-performance systems and how to efficiently use their apartment features.
  • HIGHLIGHTS

    1. Energy Star certified
    2. Design and construction plan review
    3. O&M manual
    4. Resident Green Guide
    5. Staff and resident training

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