Urban Infill & Brownfield Expertise
Halpern has a strong track record in urban infill development, particularly in emerging neighborhoods, often on Brownfield sites. This focus creates cleaner, safer environments and developments for the surrounding communities and encourages economic activity. When feasible, adaptive reuse projects reduce the carbon footprint produced by development by revitalizing and repurposing a portion of an existing structure or reusing existing infrastructure while maintaining the neighborhood’s character. Extending the function and lifetime of materials in the existing structure reduces emissions along the supply chain.
Sustainable real estate practices are incorporated into the firm’s development approach, emphasizing tenant health & wellness and innovation. Halpern’s projects are designed to be operationally considerate of their carbon footprint by combining energy-efficient design techniques, materials, and technologies such as solar energy and high-efficiency equipment. Halpern also partners with HomeBioGas, an innovative waste diversion and energy recovery system.
Think Zero LLC is a valued sustainability partner. The firm specializes in waste reduction, diversion consulting, and zero-waste advisory work. Their partnership has helped two Halpern properties, 565 Broome SoHo and The Mason, set up low or zero-waste programs running today and have made these properties leaders in sustainability in the residential space.
Think Zero is now working to bring this approach to two more Halpern properties, 49 Fisk Jersey City and GWS Denver. Their insights and vision in sustainability ensure that Halpern is lessening our portfolio’s impact on people and the planet.