Green developer Voltaic Solaire announces the first building in New York City to power itself. The mixed-use private development, known as the Delta, was built in conjunction with IKEA, Samsung, Sharp, and other partners. It combines solar and wind energy to meet 100% of its energy needs—generating its own electricity, hot water and heat.
The Delta is on the forefront of a sustainable movement that is long overdue in New York and other dense urban areas. The building is comprised of one triplex residence and one studio residence, with attached restaurant and retail. It will be maintained as a bed and breakfast, in order to facilitate ongoing educational visits for schools, tour groups, et. al., underlining Voltaic Solaire’s ethos of philanthropy and sustainability.