Jamaica, Queens, NY

Tree of Life, a 174 unit planned mixed use Passive House certified apartment building, is being planned in conjunction with our partner, The First Presbyterian Church of Jamaica.  Construction started in June, 2017.
The project will include a community facility component operated by the Church.  In addition, a large community health center will be included within the project.  The roof will be covered with a substantial photovoltaic array system and a gas fired cogeneration system will serve to create energy on site while also serving as a backup generator during potential power outages.
Amenities such as a gym, community room, an upper rooftop deck with sweeping long distance 360 degree views of the city, and common laundry rooms located on every residential floor will be included. Occupancy is expected during 2021.

Tree of Life is a recipient of the NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence Award, given to projects that achieve low carbon emissions and improve the quality of life for building residents.< To apply, please visit
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The Bluestone Organization
is a recipient of the
NYSERDA 2019 Buildings of
Excellence Award