DAYSPRING COMMONS, 227 ELM, YONKERS
A 6-story, 63-unit supportive housing project in Nodine Hill neighborhood of Yonkers developed by Westhab Inc. Yonkers-based Westhab is a community development, social and housing services organization that builds and manages high-quality affordable and supportive housing in Westchester County and New York City. To date Westhab has developed over 900 units of housing with an investment of over $134 million Dayspring Commons will consist of four one-bedrooms, 45 two-bedrooms and three three-bedrooms. Formerly homeless people are expected to occupy 30 of the units; 10 of those apartments will target young adults with children and 20 of those units will target families with a mentally disabled head of household. Another 21 units will be affordable housing for families that earn less than 50 percent of the area median income for Westchester County. The proposed complex would sit next to the former Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church at 203 Elm St. The church is currently being renovated by Westhab and it is now called the Dayspring Community Center.
Buildings’ mechanical systems include high efficiency condensing boilers designed to operate with low temperature water. Variable speed pumps, high output baseboard radiators, energy recovery ventilators and variable refrigerant flow systems for common areas.
The building was provided with a gas-fired emergency generator.
The project is designed to meet the latest Enterprise Green Communities requirements for energy and water conservation, resident health and well-being and resiliency. The buildings are at least 15% more energy efficient than the current energy code.
SCOPE OF SERVICES full MEP design, and construction administration services, energy modeling and sustainability consulting services, commissioning
227 Elm Street, Yonkers, NY
HVAC, sprinkler, plumbing and electrical power, fire alarm design and construction administration