Statement by City of Schenectady Officials on NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence Awards Announced by Governor Hochul

March 21, 2023

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced $13.5 million was awarded to 14 projects through the third round of the more than $48 million Buildings of Excellence Competition recognizing the design, construction and operation of clean, resilient, and low-carbon or carbon neutral multifamily buildings. We congratulate developer Jonathan Rosenblum (The Rosenblum Group) and architect Michael Roman (C2 Design Group) for winning a NYS Building of Excellence Award for The Lafayette Apartments Project in downtown Schenectady. Learn More Here:

Statement from Mayor Gary McCarthy

“We thank Governor Hochul and NYSERDA President and CEO Doreen Harris for selecting the Rosenblum Group’s newest project in Schenectady for a Building of Excellence Award.  Only a handful of projects statewide receive this award and we are very excited that this development at the corner of Lafayette and Liberty in downtown Schenectady will benefit from the funding and recognition associated the Building of Excellence program.  This once again demonstrates Schenectady’s leadership position in both downtown development and in building a sustainable environment.”

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