The Verdesian
Location: New York, NY
Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Client: The Albanese Organization
Services: Energy
Exterior Wall
Property: Residential
LEED: LEED Platinum
Size: 300,000
The Verdesian is the first residential high-rise building in the United States to earn a LEED Platinum rating.  Filtered, conditioned, winter-humidified air is distributed to each room in the apartments.  All finishes are low-emitting.  Energy efficiency measures include a chiller/heater, a gas-fired microturbine and photovoltaics.  Vidaris professionals performed the energy and green/LEED analyses.  The design team included Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects for design and SLCE for AOR.  The work was co-funded by the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority.