The Seventy Six/

Garrison Architects

United States

Project Details



Albany, New York / United States


Unbuilt Residential

Year (Design/Construction):

2021 / -

Area (Net/Gross):

- / 41.805 m2
Operational Carbon emissions

Operational Carbon emissions (B6) kgCO2e/m2/y:

Embodied Carbon emissions

Embodied Carbon emissions (A1-A3) kgCO2e/m2:

  • The building conserves energy via solar and geo-thermal collectors and generates electricity with sun-tracking photovoltaic solar panels located in the rooftop and facade while also storing excess electricity in batteries.
  • The building harvests rainwater for vertical farming, aquaculture and irrigation, and reuses its not potable water output.
  • The building separates waste streams into composting, recycling and incineration with zero landfill contributions.

Project description as provided by the architects.

The Seventy-Six is the first mixed-use commercial and residential development to meet “Triple Net-Zero” objectives to conserve and generate energy, conserve and cleanse all utilized water, and manage waste streams without landfill contributions. It uses integrated passive and active engineering and design strategies, including tracking photovoltaic arrays and solar thermal arrays with seasonal thermal storage to achieve energy balance. All incident rainwater is harvested, and gray water is reused with constructed wetlands and a moving bed biofilm reactor treating all wastewater. Comprehensive waste management incentivizes reduction, recycling, and separation of waste streams into composting, recycling, and incineration with zero landfill contribution. The development plans incorporate biophilic design techniques that allow residents to grow food with a communal greenhouse, urban farming center, wetlands, and an irrigated planter in every housing unit. It will include hands-on learning opportunities, including a STEM training center, and hopes to educate and inspire people to reimagine urban living. The plan also addresses contemporary issues of climate change and housing equity.

Developer: SED (South End Development, LLC)

Architect: Garrison Architects

MEP Engineer: ME Engineering

Sustainability Consultant: The Levy Partnership

Sustainability Consultant: EnergyLink

Agriculture Consultant: Appleseed Permaculture

Civil Engineer: The Chazen Companies

Structural Engineer: The Chazen Companies

Link to the project on the architect  website:

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