35 Hudson Yards

Location:New York, NY
Architect:Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Client:Joint Venture: Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group
Size:1 Million

Located in the East Rail Yards (ERY) section of Hudson Yards, a 17 million square foot development, this project includes six office floors, 217 hotel rooms, 135 residential condominiums, with retail on three floors.

Along with 35 Hudson Yards, Vidaris serves as the LEED/energy consultant for 10 Hudson Yards (LEED Platinum), 55 Hudson Yards, 30 Hudson Yards, 15 Hudson Yards, the Shed and the Retail Podium -- all LEED Gold. Vidaris also provides the LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) consulting for the entire Hudson Yards site. Vidaris has also performed a site-wide study of the energy efficiency of the 13 MW cogeneration plant.

Vidaris assisted in optimizing the energy efficiency of the design through analysis of several measures, notably:
•glazing with lower solar heat gain coefficient and lower U- factor, spectrally-selective for increased light transmittance
•efficient spandrel panels, with optimization for cost- effective installation
•measurement & verification system
•heat wheel and also heat recovery for swimming pool
•VAV systems in areas that are usually serviced by constant volume systems (assembly areas, conference rooms)
•high efficiency chillers and boilers
•hot water and chilled water from the campus cogen plant, serving part of the building

Vidaris also conducted THERM analysis to evaluate condensation potential of specific design features, with specific recommendations to avoid it.

Vidaris’ LEED consulting has included offering an evaluation of the potential for pursuing LEED Platinum for the building, and documentation support of such measures as:
•35,000 gallon stormwater retention tank, with filtration.
•Weighted heat island compliance calculations, allowing for most effective terrace and high roof material selection
•Tenant guidelines for the office, restaurant and retail spaces
•Low-water use fixtures for multiple occupancy types for at least 20% water savings compliance
Vidaris’ consulting has been cost-shared by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

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