As frigid winds start to whip the City this winter, one Astoria complex will warm its residents while being kind to the Earth.
Acropolis Gardens, a 617-unit residence located near the Astoria – Ditmars Boulevard subway stop, announced last week that it is transitioning from oil driven heat to natural gas for use in its complex. According to the City’s NYC Clean Heat program, natural gas is considered the cleanest burning fossil fuel at the point of combustion.
Brandon Osman, managing agent of Acropolis Gardens, said in a statement, “we are always looking for ways to enhance the lives of our shareholders who live in Acropolis Gardens. Through our clean heat initiative, we could do our part for green energy that will benefit the entire community of Astoria, as well as cut back on costs, ultimately bringing great benefits to our tenants not only during the winter months, but throughout the year.”
By switching to natural gas heating, Acropolis Gardens will reduce costs about 50 percent, management said. Freed up funds will be redirected to repairs and other projects.
According to Osman, natural gas heating systems offer the added benefit of easy maintenance.
“Many buildings in Astoria were built in the early 1900s. These oil driven heating systems can be challenging to maintain and require occasional repairs. Natural gas systems, in addition to their environmentally friendly delivery of heat, require a minimal amount of servicing,” he said.
Last May, the management company overseeing Acropolis Gardens – Metropolitan Pacific Properties – was recognized by NYC Clean Heat for its commitment to converting its properties to cleaner heating fuel.