The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, in partnership with National Grid, was awarded $1 million from a state agency to develop Green Commons, which features the adaptive reuse of three historic buildings.

The buildings – next to Allen/Medical Campus NFTA Metro Station and the soon-to-be constructed University at Buffalo School of Medicne and Biomedical Sciences – will use sustainable practices in land use, energy and transportation. Included are the Integrated Mobility Hub, which will feature a large indoor bike-parking facility and community bike workshop operated by GO Bike Buffalo; Buffalo BikeShare bicycles and Buffalo CarShare vehicles; and an outreach and education center for GO Buffalo, involving all three groups.

There also will e the presentation of Smart Home Buffalo, a model energy home that demonstrates how to make energy improvements to existing buildings practical and tangible,

The funds were funneled through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.