|Location:||New York, NY|
|Architect:||Gwathmey Siegekaufman & Associates|
1 Hotel is a high performance building designed and built to reduce environmental impacts. The base building was designed in accordance with LEED for New Construction version 3.0 to attain a LEED Silver certification. The project was a renovation of an existing building at 1414 Avenue of the Americas and is now a nineteen floor hotel with approximately 118,500 sq. ft. of gross floor area. The building includes hotel guest rooms, dining space, amenities and back of house spaces. A window replacement with added insulation increased the efficiency of the envelope. With high expectations of sustainability, the project utilized regional reclaimed barn wood that was available due to storms in the region while also paying special attention to the VOCs in building materials. Energy efficient and sustainable features for the project include: the mechanical system was retrofitted from a PTAC system to a four pipe fan coil system; use of low flow water fixtures; additional insulation; High performance fenestration; Reclaimed & regional materials; Occupancy sensors; Key card system; and High efficiency HVAC system.