Alloy Development Set to Complete NYC’s First All-Electric Tower at 100 Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn

Rendering of 100 Flatbush (Courtesy of Alloy Development)Rendering of 100 Flatbush (Courtesy of Alloy Development)

Alloy Development has unveiled plans to construct what will be one of New York City’s most sustainable mixed-use developments. Located at 100 Flatbush Avenue, the residential portion of the tower will be 100 percent electric, or fossil fuel independent, a first for the increasingly carbon-neutral city.

Designed by Architecture Research Office, the two public schools within the lower levels of the tower will be designed to meet Passive House standards, a framework of rigorous architectural guidelines that ensure extremely low energy consumption. These facilities include an elementary school and a new Khalil Gibran International Academy high school.

The 38-story structure is expected to break ground next spring and will eventually rise 500 feet above ground. Additional components designed by Alloy include 100,000 square feet of Class A office space and 30,000 square feet of retail. The residential area will yield 256 units.

Diagram of components within 100 Flatbush (Courtesy of Alloy Development)

Diagram of components within 100 Flatbush. Courtesy of Alloy Development

Diagram of components within 100 Flatbush (Courtesy of Alloy Development)

Diagram of educational components within 100 Flatbush. Courtesy of Alloy Development

All functions and components within the building that are typically powered by natural gas will instead be powered by electricity.

“As New York City looks to pursue carbon neutrality, buildings are an obvious target since they account for nearly 70 percent of the city’s carbon footprint,” said senior associate Jonce Walker of Thornton Tomasetti, a global engineering firm that is providing the project team with Passive House energy and Climate Mobilization Act consulting services. “Alloy’s decision to go with an all-electric building not only eliminates the burning of fossil fuels on-site but locks them into an electrical grid that will only get cleaner over time.”

100 Flatbush is expected to be fully completed by 2023 and will debut as phase one of 80 Flatbush. The second phase includes construction of a 69-story tower that will contain a mix of residential, office, and retail areas. The final phase comprises the rehabilitation of two aging structures at 362 Schermerhorn, the former home of the Khalil Gibran International Academy high school.

Rendering of area surrounding 100 Flatbush (Courtesy of Alloy Development)

Rendering of area surrounding 100 Flatbush. Courtesy of Alloy Development

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14 Comments on "Alloy Development Set to Complete NYC’s First All-Electric Tower at 100 Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn"

  1. Now that is a project. We definitely need more of these skyscrapers.
    Though the green building idea is interesting, I think the overall design Alloy Development is giving out looks a little bit too bulky, and generally just odd looking.

  2. David in Bushwick | December 13, 2019 at 7:37 am | Reply

    This is excellent news. We need to stop burning dirty fossil fuel and an all electric clean future is the answer. The City needs to start discouraging gas-fired boilers for new and renovated buildings. The NYCHA housing slated for badly needed new boilers should lead the way with electric heat pump boilers. Now is the time to save our future.

    • Jack anticommunist and antifascist | December 13, 2019 at 2:58 pm | Reply

      Oh yeah, Soviet Union used electric boilers and range ovens, so it was survived, right???
      Farting cows make our World better byproduct of their gas farting converting into 100% carbon free electricity!!!
      No meat and milk, but you boil veggy soup from nearby grass and weeds, and living happier ever after…
      With harvesting dollar bills from trees, nice!!!

    • Yeah but where is the electricity coming from? Did the developers also build a solar farm upstate?

  3. What a hoax. Electric power is not at all fossil-fuel free.

    According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), in 2017, the United States generated about 4,015 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity at utility-scale facilities. About 62.7% of the electricity generated was from fossil fuel (coal, natural gas, and petroleum), with 30.1% attributed from coal.

    On the other hand, gas is much cleaner than coal and petroleum.

  4. Hmmm – I wonder how all that electricity is going to be generated….

  5. What do the boilers run off of?

    • Electricity.

    • Jack Angry Man for Socialist Any Time | December 13, 2019 at 2:44 pm | Reply

      Electricity,and electricity coming from what,solar energy,if will be cloudy then,then from the wind..but what if no wind and no sun and sky covering with grey clouds and raining or snow, then by BillDer Blasio hershaften, and why is what if, in communist world will be no “what if” questions, everything runs and everyone happy, but if not then you go to camps and get fully explanations why “what if” is politically and ethically incorrect words, in the Socialist Utopia then…

  6. Presumably electricity. While I applaud the “Green” aspect of it, I can’t begin to imaging what it costs to run that boiler given Con ed electric rates. Also would not love not being able to have a gas stove.

    • Farting cows will be cost almost a zero, and solar and wind too, so Green New Deal under construction by comrade girl AOC and Her BillBlasio.

  7. Although beautiful, the rendering here of 100 Flatbush looks so thin, that only a ‘gumby’ could fit inside.

  8. Has there been any conversation in regards to having a backup generator to run the boiler to cut con-Edison cost?

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