Much attention already has been paid to the start of the CreekView Apartments at Woodland Park affordable housing project on County Road 10.
Ground has been broken and a few of the 12 buildings overall that will be constructed at the site — providing apartments for 96 families — are going up now.
But the apartments also will be built using construction techniques that emphasize energy efficiency and green building standards.
The project is the first affordable development outside of New York City to conform to what is called the Passive House Institute Certification program, which could lead to as much as an 80 percent savings in energy consumption, according to Lenny Skrill, assistant commissioner of state Homes and Community Renewal.
“All eyes are on us to see how this project turns out,” said William A. Durdel, president of Baldwin Real Estate Corp. during a ground-breaking ceremony for the first phase of construction on Wednesday.
Baldwin Real Estate is a Rochester-based DiMarco Group company.