What makes our project different?
The Govenor of New Jersey awarded our projects for their cutting-edge green technology, and the New Jersey Planning Officials awarded our projects for exceptional land-use designs.
We feel a duty to the community and the world to minimize our projects' carbon footprints.
What type of building materials do we use?
The exterior walls of our two-story buildings are made of state-of-the-art, fire-resistant, high-R insulated concrete forms. Concrete floors minimize sound transmission and flame spread between units. All in all, these construction methods achieve the tightest practical building envelopes. In fact, air infiltration from outside is so minimized that controlled fresh air must be brought in through heat exchangers. Our construction methods utilize our experience gained through years of solar installations on both commercial and residential projects. For more information regarding our energy-efficient construction methods.
The project would not have been possible had it not been for the generosity of Brian Perin. Brian passed away in 2017 and left an endowment of $2.4 million to the Slate Belt Veterans Association. His generous gift is the cornerstone to move the project forward. Brian was co-owner of Grand Central Sanitation. He has also left donations for Northampton Community College, St. Luke’s Hospice, Good Shepherd Pediatric Program and Burnley Workshop.
Michael Kovalevich, a Veteran himself, proposed the construction of housing for disabled Veterans. He saw firsthand how difficult it was for injured Veterans to find ADA-compliant accommodations. The motion was put on the floor for a vote and the SBVA unanimously approved the motion to proceed with the project. “The intent is to build at our cost,” Kovalevich had said. “Any excess funds would be put toward for future Veterans’ needs.”
“This project is the first of its kind in the Slate Belt,” said Leon Vanderpool, SBVA Board President. “Thanks in large part to the cooperation of Judge Leonard Zito of Bangor we have been able to move forward with this much needed project. We are thrilled to be having our Groundbreaking Celebration this October.”
The Slate Belt Veterans Association (SBVA) is a 501(c)(3) not– for-
profit association that honors and supports those who have returned home, especially those veterans with service-connected disabilities by providing affordable and energy-efficient housing.
The plan is to develop a housing complex of eight buildings on the property, two floors, in each building and two apartments on each floor. The buildings will meet all ADA requirements and will include the necessary modifications required for the benefit of Veterans with disabilities and/or their families.
The Slate Belt Veterans Administration is a 501(c)(3) and so your donation is 100% tax deductible. Your generosity will go right to work on the completion of this special project.