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Fuel Cells Find a Green Home in New Haven

09/24/10 | altenergymag.com
The greenest apartment building ever constructed officially opened to its residents on August 1, 2010. Located in downtown New Haven, Connecticut, 360 State Street elevates green living from a guilt-trip to recycle and compost to an attractive and hassle-free lifestyle.

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Food co-op to save New Haven’s crisis?

09/17/10 | The Yale Herald
While Yale students have benefited from increased access to high-quality foods in the school’s dining halls over the past decade, many New Haven citizens have struggled to find fresh, healthy products in a way that fits their schedules and budgets.

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Near Yale, a 32-Story Gamble Rises in New Haven

07/27/10 | The New York Times
NEW HAVEN — This city of 123,000 has long struggled to reconcile its two faces: The intellectual oasis of Yale University and the upscale area it has spawned, and a more turbulent side that includes the 1970 Black Panther trials, a recent Supreme Court ruling that white firefighters had been unfairly denied promotions because of their race and crime that still plagues parts of the city.

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Fuel Cells Find a Green Home in New Haven

07/27/10 | Fuel Cell Insider
360 State Street, an innovative new apartment building in New Haven, Connecticut, opens to residents next week, marking the opening of the largest fuel cell installation in a residential application.

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New in New Haven: LEED Platinum Luxury Rental 360 State Street

07/26/10 | NRG Efficiency
There’s no reason why Connecticut’s cities shouldn’t have numerous green buildings — as with some of New Jersey’s faded cities, Connecticut’s urban housing stock both reflects those cities’ lost grandeur and suggests all kind of encouraging adaptive reuse projects.

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Multifamily Enters New Era of Green Building

06/17/10 | Multifamily Executive Magazine
Becker + Becker installs first large-scale residential fuel cell at 500-unit apartment community expected to go LEED-ND Platinum.

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Living the Platinum Dream: 360 State Street

06/15/10 | Green Landlady
What could Bruce Becker, Jennifer Gangi, Mayor John DeStefano, Jr., Lise Dondy, Suffolk Construction, the USGBC, the city of New Haven and the Multi-Employer Property Trust (MEPT) have in common these days?

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Fuel cell to provide clean power for downtown complex

05/29/10 | New Haven Register
NEW HAVEN — Developer Becker + Becker made history Friday, when a 400-kilowatt fuel cell was installed in its 32-story downtown apartment complex.

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360 State Street gets ‘green’ fuel cell

05/28/10 | Fox News 8
New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) – A ‘green’ fuel cell arrived at the 360 State Street tower construction project in New Haven Thursday.

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Fuel Cell In New Haven Is World’s Largest In Residential Building

05/28/10 | Hartford Courant
NEW HAVEN —The most ambitious apartment building in this city’s history won’t need much from the local electric utility, United Illuminating: 360 State Street will generate most of its own power.

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Fuel Cell Arrives; Downtown Food Co-op Planned

05/28/10 | New Haven Independent
Crews in the Gulf of Mexico Friday continued to wrestle with the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Meanwhile, a 400-kilowatt fuel cell arrived in New Haven—destined to become the largest such stand-alone clean-energy generator in an apartment complex anywhere in the world.

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New Haven building to run on fuel cell

05/28/10 | NPR News Radio
On Friday morning in New Haven, a 10-ton, 400 kilowatt fuel cell the size of a large truck was lowered into place to power a new green building project.

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Project of the Month: Becker + Becker Constructs Conn.’s first LEED Platinum residential project

04/23/10 | New England Real Estate Journal
New Haven, CT Becker + Becker, a Fairfield-based design and development firm, announced that residential leasing has begun at 360 State St., a new 32-story, $180 million mixed-use tower located in the downtown area.

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Going Green: 360 State Street

04/20/10 | NBC Connecticut
The new high rise appartment building in New Haven offers a green lifestyle.

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Housing: Transit hub may cut energy use

03/11/10 | New Haven Register
HARTFORD — Thinking of housing as a solution, experts at a forum Wednesday shared policy ideas on how more mixed-income living units near transportation hubs could conserve energy and help make housing affordable.

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360 State Hailed As National Model

03/09/10 | New Haven Independent
New Haven Independent covers the press conference held at 360 State Street yesterday with U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd, U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Ron Sims and New Haven Mayor John DeStefano.

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360 State celebrates construction benchmark

12/11/09 | Yale Daily News
One year after the groundbreaking of the 360 State Street development, architects, developers and local leaders met at the construction site Friday to celebrate the completion of the building's main structure - a completion that came both under budget and ahead of schedule, according to developer Bruce Becker ARC '85 SOM '85.

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The Year in Commercial Real Estate

12/07/09 | Connecticut Business News Journal
A mixed development bag, but hope springs eternal for 2010

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360 State Street project 'going like clockwork'

10/21/09 | The New Haven Register
NEW HAVEN - The New Haven skyline is quickly changing, and Suffolk construction Tuesday "jumped" the crane at the 360 State Street project to help finish the job on the tall apartment complex seen easily from throughout the city.

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Mystery Grocery Store Headed Downtown

10/21/09 | New Haven Independent
On a day when construction at 360 State reached new heights, architect Bruce Becker dropped some hints about what's in store back on the ground.

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Developer Working To Seal Deal With Grocer For New Haven Apartment Tower

10/20/09 | Hartford Courant
NEW HAVEN - Never mind that developer Bruce Becker is erecting a 31-story apartment tower downtown. People here want to know which grocery store he'll find for the ground floor.

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Construction going well at 360 State

10/19/09 | Yale Daily News
At the 360 State development downtown, construction workers have been adding one and a half stories per day.

"So far, we're lucky to have stayed on time and on budget," said Ed Janus, operations manager of the $190 million project.

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House of Cars: Innovation and the Parking Garage

10/17/09 | National Building Museum
Cars. We imagine them always in motion, but they spend most of their time at rest.

We have all spent time in parking garages, but we rarely stop to think about what they have meant for our cities and ourselves.

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Grocery store to come to downtown area

09/16/09 | Yale Daily News
After a yearlong search and a snub from Whole Foods, downtown New Haven's first grocery store will open shop at 360 State St.

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360 State Shoots For Platinum

06/18/09 | New Haven Independent
Thanks to a last-minute windfall from state lawmakers, a developer said he'll reach for a higher environmental standard on his downtown high-rise.

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Feature Story - 360 State Street

06/01/09 | New York Construction Magazine
Developers along with Connecticut and New Haven officials broke ground in December on a $180-million, 32-story, mixed-use tower on a long-underutilized site in New Haven's central business district.

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The Yale Effect Spreads Out

03/24/09 | The New York Times
NEW HAVEN - The corner of State and Chapel Streets was a dead spot in the central retail corridor here when economic development officials began soliciting proposals for the site in August 2006. Once home to a department store, the partially paved lot had been vacant for decades, contributing nothing but parking.

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Suffolk Const. and Becker + Becker celebrate 360 State St. groundbreaking

12/19/08 | New England Real Estate Journal
New Haven, CT Representatives from construction management firm Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., investor and financier Multi-Employer Property Trust (MEPT), and developer and architect Becker + Becker joined representatives of the state of Connecticut and mayor John DeStefano, Jr. to celebrate the official groundbreaking for 360 State St., the $180 million redevelopment of the former Shartenberg department store site.

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360 State project kicks off

12/02/08 | Yale Daily News
If Monday's sunshine and warm weather are any indicator, 360 State, the mixed-use development project in downtown New Haven, has a bright future.

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'360 State': In transit

11/06/08 | Yale Daily News
Developers broke ground on the 32-story building at 360 State late September; now, they are trying to avoid broken spirits.

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So Long "Shartenberg"... Hello "360 State"

05/01/08 | New Haven Independent
Construction equipment has rolled in, and downtown's biggest development project in years is moving forward with a new name.

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Redefining Downtown

05/01/07 | CT Business Magazine
A $160 million mixed-use project in New Haven is set to transform a strategically located surface parking lot into an environmentally friendly model for spurring urban vitality.

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Downtown Gets Dose of Density

04/13/07 | New Haven Independent
Mayor John DeStefano declared a "new phase" of downtown development - from renovating old buildings to filling in empty spaces - as he and a builder unveiled a scaled-down version of plans for a new complex of apartments, offices and stores at the old "Shartenberg site" at Orange, State and Chapel.

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City to build skyscraper

02/14/07 | Yale Daily News
In a move that could alter the New Haven skyline for decades to come, city officials announced plans Tuesday to build a 32-story tower and nearly 500,000 square feet of apartments at the corner of State and Chapel streets.

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