December 2014 - 130 Park achieves LEED Platinum Certification
May 2014 - 310 Park achieves LEED Gold Certification
March 2014 - Hoboken Chamber of Commerce
Green Business of the Year
March 2012 - Smart Growth Award
Red Bridge Wins 'Gold'
The Hudson County Planning Board awarded Red Bridge the 2012
“Smart Growth” Gold Award for its M2 (M Squared) project located at 130 Park Avenue
in Hoboken, NJ. The award was presented to developers, John Heidenry, Peter Slifirski
and Robert Sussens, at an award ceremony held April 12 in The Freeholders Chambers
of The Hudson County Administration Building. Also in attendance was
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, who received an award for “Smart Growth Leadership,
” as well as other “green” developers who took home the Silver and Bronze awards.
The M2 project received the Gold Award due to the multiple green facets used in constructing
the building that will make it nearly energy self-sufficient: the building is heated and cooled via
a series of geothermal wells drilled to a depth of 300 feet which circulate a glycol fluid into each apartment’s heat pump to take advantage of the Earth’s constant temperature of approximately 57 degrees. As a byproduct of the geothermal cooling in the summer months, all units will have free hot water from the heat energy that is taken out of the apartments. The building will also have a solar array that will generate in excess of 35000kW hours per year, enough energy to take care of the entire building’s electrical needs. In addition, all lighting fixtures in the building will be ultra-efficient LEDs, all water fixtures and toilets are low-flow, hot water is tankless and on-demand, rain water flows to a storage tank so as not to burden Hoboken’s sewer system and all construction debris is recycled.The developers of M2 would like to thank their architects, Minervini-Vandermark, LLC, their attorney Robert Matule and their planner Ed Kollings as well as the Hoboken Zoning Board who believed in this project and voted unanimously to approve it. In addition, the developers want to thank the Hudson County Planning Board for approving the building and for choosing this project to win this prestigious award.All of the green building initiatives above and more will make M2, when completed in August, New Jersey’s first LEED Platinum-certified condominium.M2 consists of 10 family-friendly units ranging in size from 1251 to 2700 square feet. It is on schedule to be completed and ready for occupancy in August. M2 is fully pre-sold.
November 2011 - Community Spirit
Developer gives more than two dozen new trees to Hoboken -
Red Bridge developer John Heidenry – who’s building this new LEED-certified M2 project on Park Ave. between 1st & 2nd is doing more than just eco-friendly structures – he’s also making Hoboken “greener” in other ways.This week, six Japanese Zelkova trees were delivered, and will be installed in the area surrounding this project. Heidenry queried neighbors and got permission to donate them. Out of the 25 trees delivered so far, 13 are on city sidewalks, and the rest are on private property (backyards, etc.) Nice to see property developers who also give back, and improve the neighborhood along the way!