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 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.
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 certified
- Design and construction plan review
- O&M manual
- Resident Green Guide
- Staff and resident training