Environmental group awards Housing Authority for North Philly development

    It’s not even built yet and a Philadelphia Housing Authority development is already winning awards.

    The LEED certified Norris Apartments units at 11th and Norris streets in North Philadelphia are PHA’s first, and their eco-friendliness has gotten the attention of the environmental group 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania.

    The Temple-adjacent development replaces an older PHA building, but with some serious upgrades, as NewsWorks partner PlanPhilly reports: solar hot water panels on the roof, Energy Star windows, equipment and appliances, low flow plumbing fixtures, compact fluorescent light fixtures and native landscaping.

    At the Commonwealth Awards, PHA got the “Building a More Perfect Pennsylvania Award.”

    Construction is expected to finish in April.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.