Commercial & Spring Creek Towers

Spring Creek Towers

Lighting Initiatives

Brooklyn, New York

Spring Creek Towers (Starrett City) is a large-scale housing development located in East New York, Brooklyn. The largest subsidized affordable housing complex in the nation, it was built in the mid-1970s and consists of 150 acres, 46 residential towers, eight garages, a shopping center, two public schools, and a large community center, and a 40-year-old co-generation power plant that provides all energy needs for the site.

To alleviate the increasing energy loads on the aging power plant, it was imperative to reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs while at the same time improving security and the overall quality of the interior and exterior environment making the site safer and welcoming.

Site Wide Lighting Initiatives

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A site wide program, thanks to a generous government grant, enabled the lighting upgrade in all 5,881 apartments, the common areas including the lobbies, and exterior areas in all the residential buildings, plus the replacement of all exterior path lighting.

This initiative also included new LED lighting and controls for a garage renovation. The lighting design was to serve as a prototype for the seven future garage renovations.

Services Provided:
Architectural Design, Sustainable Design
Project Team:
Owners: Starrett City, Inc.
For Spring Creek Towers:
Jean Lerman, Deputy General Manager
A.S. Qureshi, P.E., Director of Technical Services
Orlando Palmieri, Director of Maintenance
Devorah Fong, Director of Community Relations
Jonathan Sinagub, AIA, Project Manager
Grenadier Realty Company, Barbara Tillman, Senior Vice President
Construction Managers, Community Environmental Group, Paul Chang, Project Manager
Lighting Consultants, Buro Happold Ltd., Gabe Guilliams, IESNA, LEED AP
Supplier, Mid-Island Electric
Distributor, Stan Deutsch Associates
Electrical Contractor, Arcadia Electric, Inc.
General Contractor, M.C. Fleming Group, Inc.

Brooklyn Sports Club / Community Center

Natatorium Lighting, Ventilation, and Main Pool Filtration Upgrade

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The Brooklyn Sports Club is both a private health club and community center. The 100,000 square foot, fully accessible, facility sits on a five-acre site which includes on-site parking, tennis courts, two swimming pools, locker rooms with steam rooms and saunas, a fitness center, workout/yoga spaces, and a full-size basketball court. Senior and teenage afterschool programs are held at the facility.

A program was initiated to replace outdated fixtures throughout the Brooklyn Sports Club. Over the course of several years, we installed LED fixtures and controls throughout the facility.

Work in the Natatorium consisted of several interrelated projects executed concurrently over a period of three years. The scope of work included upgrades to the lighting systems, ventilation system and the filtration system in main pool. In effect, the work enhanced the interior natatorium environment while reducing energy consumption.

Project Team:
Owners: Starrett City, Inc.
For Spring Creek Towers:
Jean Lerman, Deputy General Manager
A.S. Qureshi, P.E., Director of Technical Services
Orlando Palmieri, Director of Maintenance
Barbara Deane, Executive Director, Brooklyn Sports Club
Jonathan Sinagub, AIA, Architect of Record & Project Manager
Mechanical Engineers, Buro Happold Ltd., Daniel Bersohn, P.E.
Lighting Consultants, Buro Happold Ltd., Gabe Guilliams, IESNA, LEED AP
Electrical Contractor, Arcadia Electric Inc.
General Contractor, M.C. Fleming Group, Inc.

Brooklyn Sports Club / Community Center

Locker Room Showers Renovation

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Reconstruction of the Women’s and Men’s Locker Room showers was undertaken to repair severely deteriorated conditions in the showers in two phases. The first phase was to upgrade the ventilation system to mitigate moisture levels in the wet area. The second phase was to reconstruct the showers.
Project Team:
Owners: Starrett City, Inc.
For Spring Creek Towers:
Jean Lerman, Deputy General Manger
Orlando Palmieri, Director of Maintenance
Barbara Deane, Executive Director, Brooklyn Sports Club
Jonathan Sinagub, Architect of Record
Martin Fleming, General Contractor
Iino, Inc., Shower screen fabrication & Installation
3form, Shower Screens
Anita Kan, Photographer

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