From Rockland/Westchester Journal News:
Sixty new apartments planned for Mulberry Street will feature high efficiency heating and insulation to meet the greener, "Passive House" standard. They will be served by a generator to keep the power running even through brutal storms.
Each unit will also be earmarked for a senior in need of affordable housing.
The La Mora Senior Apartments are believed to be among the first by an area municipal housing authority to incorporate such green, luxury features once the building is completed, according to a project architect and city housing official.
“This is the beginning of a trend," Wilson Kimball, president and chief executive of the Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers, said of using the passive-house standard. He added, “We believe [the state] will start requiring it because it makes a lot of sense especially for seniors − they can shelter in place during extreme weather conditions, run their medical [devices] if required and maintain consistent indoor air quality and stable temperatures no matter what is happening around them.”
Read Rockland/Westchester Journal News' article "Yonkers at 'beginning of a trend' of green, affordable development; what to know," featuring the Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers.