The Bank of America Building at One Bryant Park is
a new 2 million plus square foot office building that
was constructed in midtown Manhattan. Designed by
Cook + Fox Architects, it is the first high rise building
to strive for a LEED Platinum Rating
Green buildings are environmentally responsible, economically viable, productive and healthy places in which people can live and work. A one-time investment premium of 0-2% of first costs can increase the environmental performance of new and substantially renovated buildings.
Starting in 1995, NYSERDA provided support to customers interested in making their buildings more environmentally responsible. Under the current New Construction Program, NYSERDA offers incentives to customers whose buildings achieve LEED or NY-CHPS certification.
Green Building Case Studies
For more information on LEED, visit the USGBC and LEED.
Green Design Charrettes
Green Design Charrettes are meetings between stakeholders of a construction project with the purpose of exploring green building opportunities and feasibility. NYSERDA will coordinate a green design charrette for the building owner, tenant or developer to assist in the "building green" process.
Design charrettes provide a forum to explore the green building opportunities specific to the project for acquiring points under the LEED rating system for LEED certification or Executive Order No. 111 compliance. Charrettes are typically for LEED certification, but can be used whether or not LEED is pursued.
NYSERDA supplied technical and financial assistance in the development of the New York City Department of Design and Construction's High Performance Building Guidelines (Sustainable Design - Department of Design and Construction), Battery Park City Authority's Residential Environmental Guidelines (Battery Park City Authority), World Trade Center Sustainable Design Guidelines and World Trade Center Sustainable Design Guidelines Reference Manual (The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation), and Green Guide for Health Care.