|Location:||New York, NY|
|Architect:||Moed de Armas & Shannon Architects|
|LEED:||LEED CS Gold 2011|
The building houses the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene of New York City. Designed by Moed de Armas & Shannon Architects and JBB for MEP, it includes many green and energy-efficient features such as efficient plumbing fixtures which achieve a 25% reduction in water use, materials containing recycled content, of low-emitting adhesives, sealants, paints, and carpets and implementation of an Indoor Air Quality Management Plan throughout construction.
Energy efficiency measures implemented by the Core & Shell included an envelope with higher insulating value than required by the ASHRAE Standard, a high-efficiency floor-by-floor water-cooled DX system, with multiple compressors and waterside economizer cycle and cooling tower optimization.Vidaris performed both energy and green consulting, and collaborated with JBB on commissioning. The work was co-funded by the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority.