NYC tower tops LEED certification chart
Photo courtesy of Hudson Yards New York
Related Cos. and Oxford Properties Group’s 18 million-square-foot Hudson Yards project, the largest private real estate development in U.S. history, is a green one.
The 1.8 million-square-foot 10 Hudson Yards, the first commercial office building to deliver at the $20 billion mixed-use property, has received LEED platinum certification, the U.S. Green Building Certification’s highest rating for sustainable buildings, reports Commercial Property Executive.
“The designation of 10 Hudson Yards as LEED platinum is a testament to our commitment to resiliency, a reflection of the innovative design features and exemplifies our vision to design and develop the most connected, measured and technologically advanced digital community ever,” L. Jay Cross, president of Related Hudson Yards, said in a statement.
Related and Oxford opened the Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates-designed 10 Hudson in May 2016, bringing a 52-story high-rise of premier office accommodations and ground-level retail space to Manhattan’s West Side. The fully leased tower offers tenants — a group that includes L’Oréal USA, tech firm SAP and others — any number of amenities and extras. 10 Hudson now holds the distinction of being the first commercial office building in New York to achieve the coveted platinum rating since USGBC’s launch of the LEED v2009 rating system, the site reported.
10 Hudson scored points with a host of features, including 1.2 MW of gas-fired microturbines that generate power and hot and chilled water in a manner that is twice as efficient as traditional systems. The building also contains a stormwater retention tank that harvests rainwater for irrigating the property’s terrace landscaping, and a 100 percent raised flooring, which allows for improved temperature control and cleaner air. Another LEED-worthy highlight at 10 Hudson is the Operation and Energy Control Center, which, among other tasks, coordinates building performance.
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