Carnegie Hall

Location:New York, NY
Architect:SLCE Architects/ Polshek Partnership Architects/ IU + BIBLIOWICZ ARCHITECTS, LLP
Client:Carnegie Hall

Built in 1891, Carnegie Hall is both a national historic landmark and New York City landmark, and is one of America’s most prestigious concert halls. This building is one of the only remaining buildings in NYC constructed out of masonry without a steel frame.

Vidaris provided both building envelope and sustainability consulting services, which included performing energy modeling and extensive green consulting in support of both environmental and LEED goals. Sustainable development was an important objective. The massive renovation created new spaces dedicated to music education on the existing upper floors of the building while also refurbishing backstage areas - including restoring all 450 existing windows - and creating a roof garden for nearly 50% of the roof.

Other sustainability measures included selection of sustainably sourced materials with low VOC and measures for protection of indoor air quality. Energy conserving strategies focused on high-performance glazing (windows and skylights), high efficiency lighting, efficient fans and pumps and additional small chillers which run during times of low occupancy.

Vidaris building envelope team inspected the entire building envelope and developed a comprehensive façade maintenance program for providing restoration repairs to the building’s masonry, terracotta, copper cornices and roof systems.

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