The Albanese Organization (AO) is a real estate firm dedicated to creating commercial and residential buildings of distinction, quality and architectural merit that optimize value, are environmentally responsible, and enhance the communities in which they are located.
In 2000, AO started the design of this country’s first environmentally responsible high-rise residential building. The building, now known as the Solaire, was completed in 2003 and received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold designation by the U.S. Green Building Council. Solaire was designed to achieve 35 percent energy savings and over 65 percent lower peak electric demand as compared to code compliant buildings.
Currently, the firm is completing a second green high-rise residential building, the Verdesian, which is also expected to receive a LEED Gold designation this year. On Long Island, AO has just finished the major renovation of an office building utilizing various energy efficiency measures eligible for rebates from the Long Island Power Authority, including an ENERGY STAR® rated roof, an enthalpy energy recovery system, and other measures that are contributing to approximately 18 percent energy savings.
The Albanese Organization is a member of the New York Building Congress Energy Committee and the Environmental Business Association of New York. A member of the firm currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the New York Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.