Carnegie Hall earns LEED Silver certification
Carnegie Hall has received LEED Silver certification.
Famed Carnegie Hall in New York City has been awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The certification comes on the heels of a renovation of Carnegie Hall’s studio towers. The project entailed upgrading the two towers atop the concert hall, in addition constructing the new 60,000-square-foot Resnick Education Wing on the hall’s upper floors.
Carnegie Hall teamed with Siemens to enhance technology throughout nearly 165,000 square feet of non-performance space. As part of the towers renovations, Siemens supplied building automation, fire and life safety, and security systems to make Carnegie Hall more energy-efficient and secure.
Siemens' APOGEE building automation system deployed into the building integrates heating, venting and air conditioning controls onto one platform that can be controlled both locally by end-users and from one central location by building engineers, or remotely, if desired. It also continually analyzes electricity demand and usage to manage overall building energy performance.
An additional component of the overall project that helped Carnegie Hall achieve its LEED certification is a new 10,000-square-foot roof terrace with reflective pavers and plantings that reduce the heat island effect and the building’s overall carbon footprint. The Hall’s 450 original windows on its upper floors allows natural light to be maximized throughout the building’s renovation, which also incorporates the use of LED bulbs and occupancy sensors.
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