Country Club Ridge
2 Rockledge Road
Hartsdale, NY 10530
The property is bordered on one side
by the Scarsdale town line and on two other sides by the principal Hartsdale shopping area and the Metro North railroad
station, both on the perimeter of the property. Due to a slight rise in terrain and an abundance of foliage, neither the
business district nor the railroad station encroach upon or obstruct views from the property.
Residents of Country Club Ridge need no automobile transportation, public or private, for immediate access to shopping or the railroad to downtown New York City.
The co-op is garden-style spread out over 15 acres. Residents can garden, set up barbecue grills and picnic tables in front of their homes.
Six years ago Piotr Grebski, a Civil Engineer and energy efficiency expert decided to bring his expertise to the 248-unit Country Club Ridge (CCR) co-op where he lives in Hartsdale. The results have been impressive with dramatically reduced electricity consumption and a drop of up to 30% in heating oil use. That translates to annual savings of approximately $200,000 at the complex, comprised of fifty-five buildings totaling about 250,000 square feet.
Piotr, who is President of CCR’s Board of Directors, also serves on the Greenburgh Climate Action Task Force and has served on New York City energy efficiency task forces. Following a review of energy consumption and expenses at the complex, Piotr determined that the best way to improve efficiency was to focus on upgrades to the heating system. He called on support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) which has resources specifically focused on multi-family residences. That first project, improving heating efficiency, was financed through CCR’s reserves and a bank loan. Additional projects, including roof insulation, and LED lighting have been funded from the energy efficiency savings from the boiler replacements and upgrades and have therefore not required any assessments.
Piotr reports that the buildings’ residents have been supportive of the improvements and the complex’s managing agent, Hudson North Management, has been sufficiently impressed to introduce some of CCR’s improvements to other buildings under its management.
For residents and building managers interested in improving energy efficiency of multi-family housing, Piotr suggests taking advantage of all NYSERDA’s resources in addition to regular review of energy consumption and related expenses to understand the biggest opportunities for improvement. “Educate yourself and other residents,” he urges. An additional benefit he notes is that “educated residents will support future projects.”
For more information about energy efficiency resources available to residents and businesses in Greenburgh, visit Renew Greenburgh.