Project
Fordham University Law School and Dormitory at Lincoln Center
Location: New York, NY
Architect: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Client: Fordham University
Services: Energy
Green
Property: Education
LEED: LEED Silver Pursued
Size: 440,000

Vidaris has been providing energy modeling, Measurement and Verification plan, and LEED consulting services for the new Law School educational/ residential facility at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan.  This 22 story building is comprised of educational spaces on the first 10 floors (classrooms, conference rooms, library, cafeteria), with a dormitory tower above.

Key sustainable features of the project include spectrally-selective glazing, efficient lighting with daylight dimming and occupancy sensor controls,  high performance chillers and boilers,  and a 100 KW gas-fired co-generation plant, which utilizes recovered heat for space heating, domestic hot water generation, and chilled water generation (through absorption chiller).

Green features include vegetated roofing and high SRI pavers to reduce the heat island effect, low water use plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems, extensive use of recycled content, regional, and FSC wood materials, low-emitting adhesives, sealants, paints, and carpet systems, and a high level of user control over lighting. The project has also incorporated extensive open space, and provided soil remediation to quality for the LEED Brownfield Redevelopment credit.

Vidaris' work has been cofunded by NYSERDA.