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CHP Generation for Tribeca Green(ST8583-1)

BPC Green, L.L.C.


The Tribeca Green project involves the construction of an environmentally-sustainable residential building, 24 stories high (plus a basement and three stories of bulkhead), with 274 apartments and approximately 356,500 sq.ft. of gross floor area. The project is located in the Battery Park City (BPC) area of Manhattan, near the World Trade Center. In keeping with the Battery Park City Guidelines, and based on the desire of the developers to create a “green,” healthy and energy-efficient building, Tribeca Green will feature numerous advanced energy-efficient and ecologically-sustainable features, and will receive a LEED Gold rating. Construction has begun, and occupancy is scheduled in summer of 2005. A 60 kW natural gas fired microturbine will be installed in the building to produce electricity for 24/7 kitchen & toilet exhaust fans, water pumps, and the inverter-battery charge for the emergency lighting. The entire recovered heat from the CHP system will be used to significantly reduce fossil fuel used for the DHW needs. A portion of the exhaust from the Black Water System containing methane gas will be mixed with outside air for combustion requirements for the microturbine.

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Project Description

The Contractor will: establish the baseline energy usage of the building prior to installing the system, develop the system's design, collect bids and release purchase orders for constructing the system, manage the construction process, start-up and commission the system, train the building's maintenance staff in the operation of the system, monitor and evaluate the performance of the system, and disseminate the results of the system evaluation.


The project will reduce peak load by 60 kW and reduce annual electricity usage by 444,628kWh/year.

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BPC Green, L.L.C.
Attn: Thomas A. McCloskey 60 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10023

Principle Investigator

Tom McCloskey

Universities Involved


Project Type:

On-site Power Production

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NYSERDA Contact Information

Robert Carver


R&D - Buildings Research

Contract Details

Start Date: 1/11/2010
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: ST8583-1

Last Updated: 4/4/2013 9