Newark Housing Authority
Sustainable exterior envelope materials
Renewable energy initiatives
Water Reduction Strategies
Locally harvested finishes
Efficient site lighting strategies
The Millennium Way Development consists of 56 dwelling units situated on 3 acres, located on 4 parcels of land in close proximity to Downtown Newark. Heritage Architecture provided design for the rehabilitation of the entire site and housing units. Green design strategies were implemented using sustainable exterior envelope materials including siding and roofing, masonry repair and retrofit, and renewable energy initiatives including solar power. Interior finishes utilized low emitting materials, water reduction strategies, and locally harvested finishes. Site-work rehabilitation focused on ADA and accessibility compliance, playground safety, and efficient site lighting strategies. Heritage then prepared bid documents to address the deficiencies and prepare the units to be ready for occupancy. The scope included site work and layout, structural and architectural work, mechanical and electrical work, and remediation of environmental hazards. Heritage Architecture assembled and managed a varied team of engineers and technicians to perform the work according to a very demanding timetable. All work was performed in order to meet Energy Star guidelines for housing, as well as ADA and UFAs accessibility requirements.