|Location:||New York, NY|
|Architect:||Robert A.M. Stern and Daniel Lobitz|
|LEED:||LEED Gold Pursued|
The Abington is a 35 story luxury residential tower built at 30th Street and 10th Avenue in Manhattan, at the northern end of the High Line Park. Vidaris performed Energy and LEED consulting on the project team led by Ismael Leyva Architect and Robert A.M. Stern Architects.
Site design features include location on a former brownfield site and in close proximity to the MTA ‘7’ Line subway extension and the extensive use of vegetated rooftop space for resident use. Rooftop stormwater is captured and utilized for cooling tower makeup water and landscape irrigation. Internal water use is reduced by nearly 30% through the use of low flow faucets, toilets and showers. And on non-vegetated roof areas, high solar reflectance roof pavers and ballast were utilized to lessen the buildings heat island impact while still maintaining acceptable visual comfort.
The project incorporates energy efficiency measures for a projected cost savings of 25% versus ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004 Appendix G. Some of the energy efficiency measures include: