HVAC Breaking News

Oct. 12, 2005: New York Opens Second Green High Rise In Battery Park City

October 12, 2005
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
NEW YORK - Governor George Pataki joined the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) and The Related Companies L.P. at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new green 24-story high-rise apartment building known as Tribeca Green, in the northern neighborhood of Battery Park City in New York. This is the second of eight planned green residential buildings.

"Tribeca Green is another critically important construction project for Lower Manhattan and a model for future residential development in New York City and across the nation," Pataki said. "The completion of this elegant, environmentally responsible tower is yet another signal that downtown's resurgence is well underway. Battery Park City continues to fulfill its commitment to encouraging environmentally-sound and responsible building."

Tribeca Green is expected to soon receive certification from the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold building. The facility has been designed to reduce energy use by over 25 percent beyond the New York State Energy Code.

Features of the new building include:

  • Photovoltaic panels capable of generating 5 percent of the building's energy;

  • A cogeneration system - a 60 kW microturbine - that will provide 10 percent of the base building electricity on a 24/7 basis and use waste heat to provide hot water;

  • 100 percent fresh, filtered, and (de)humidified air supplied to all apartments year round;

  • Natural light that is 30 percent greater than NYC code;

  • Recycling of 85 percent of construction waste, 20 percent more than BPCA's requirement;

  • A vegetated green roof to minimize heat island effect for 75 percent of open roof area;

  • Storm water catchments system expected to collect up to 15,000 gallons of water and reuse it for irrigation of the green roof and for maintenance uses; and

  • Full commissioning of the entire building.

    For more information on Tribeca Green, visit www.tribecagreen.com.

    Publication date: 10/10/2005

  • Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

    You must login or register in order to post a comment.

    Multimedia

    Videos

    Image Galleries

    2014 MCAA Annual Convention

    Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.

    Podcasts

    NEWSmakers: Julian Scadden

    Training is an ongoing process. Julian will discuss how you can generate maximum return on time and energy invested training by following a three part process. Listen to this podcast to get expert tips on training, tracking and follow up. 

    More Podcasts

    THE MAGAZINE

    ACHRNEWS

    NEWS 04-14-14 cover

    2014 April 14

    Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

    Table Of Contents Subscribe

    SERVICE CALLS POLL

    Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
    View Results Poll Archive

    HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

    plumbing-hvac.gif
    2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

    Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

    More Products

    Clear Seas Research

     

    Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

    DON'T MISS A THING

    Magazine image
     
    Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

    STAY CONNECTED

    facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con