With nearly 20% of its 750 apartments already leased since appointment-only previews launched two weeks ago, a new sustainability-focused residence in Jersey City is kicking off its official leasing program.
Veris Residential announced availability for Haus25, a 56-story tower located at 25 Christopher Columbus Drive in Paulus Hook on April 25.
Veris, formerly Mack-Cali Realty Corp., debuted its transition to an environmentally and socially conscious multifamily REIT last December. Haus25 is the first property delivered by Veris since the rebrand.
According to the company, Haus25 incorporates such elements as energy tracking, hydropanels, charging stations for electric vehicles and more. The property was designed to achieve LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
“As we endeavor to redefine the home living experience, Haus25 is the quintessential example of how Veris Residential is outfitting our properties with best-in-class environmentally friendly design features that meet the lifestyle preferences of residents, while cultivating a true sense of community to enhance their social experience and quality of life,” said Veris Residential Chief Executive Officer Mahbod Nia in a statement. “As the first multifamily property to launch leasing since our rebrand, Haus25 encapsulates our vision and ambitions for the future — to create immersive, responsible, holistically inspired spaces that align with goals for health, wellness and sustainable living.”
Easy being green
Haus25 was designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects and features interiors by Fogarty Finger and outdoor spaces from Melillo Bauer Carman. The building offers studios and layouts from one to three bedrooms. Select residences include private outdoor spaces with views of the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty; all tenants have access to the property’s more than 37,000 square feet of gardens and outdoor amenities.
Veris said the building is designed to be one of the most water-efficient high-rises of its kind, pointing to the inclusion of SOURCE hydropanels. The renewable technology uses solar power to extract net-zero water from the air to distribute throughout drinking fountains on Haus25’s outdoor roof deck. The property also has internal WaterSense labeled fixtures installed to optimize water flow. Outside, bioretention swales at the curb collect water – that otherwise would become runoff – to percolate into soil.
Not only do Haus25’s sustainable efforts help the greater good, they help bottom lines. According to Veris, residents can benefit from utility savings thanks to energy-efficient design details like combined heat and power units, which convert natural gas into electricity and heat and provide onsite energy generation. Meanwhile, the efforts reduce greenhouse gas emissions annually equal to that of 34 automobiles. The building also includes a highly efficient central heating and cooling plant and energy-efficient lighting throughout, Veris said. Elevators at the building, which rises to 600 feet, use regenerative braking to reduce electrical demand and improve efficiency.
At the property’s onsite parking garage, 24 electric vehicle charging stations are included, and 375 parking spots for bicycles are available within the building. Situated between two PATH stations with direct access to Manhattan, Veris Residential said Haus25 has a Walk Score of 98 out of 100. The company said it “responsibly integrates buildings into communities.” For Haus25, part of that integration includes the construction of a new public school – located at the base of the building – to address the need for such entities in Jersey City’s downtown, and the creation of a new public park at the corner of Christopher Columbus Drive and Warren Street.
Keeping everyone accountable, Veris said it partnered with Logical Buildings to offer an app for residents that provides real-time data on energy usage and carbon footprint. For disposal, Haus25 offers single stream recycling onsite and options for batters and mercury lamps.
Veris Residential is handling all leasing and marketing for Haus25; initial occupancy is anticipated for later this month.