City University of New York – Bronx Community College North Instructional Building

Location:Bronx, NY
Architect:Robert A.M. Stern
Client:Bronx Community College

The project was the first new academic constructed since Bronx Community College moved to the University Heights campus in 1973. The new North Instructional Building replaces an existing parking area and completes the northern side of the historic Stanford White quadrangle.  Vidaris assisted Robert A.M. Stern Architects and the project team in integrating numerous sustainable design practices and carefully selected interior finish products into the project. Building features include 27% energy savings below the ASHRAE 90.1 baseline, high-efficiency plumbing fixtures yielding water-savings by more than 40%, elimination of potable irrigation water through a rainwater storage tank and reuse system, diversion of 96% of construction and demolition waste, secured bicycle storage, and CO2 and occupancy sensor controls throughout the building. The project utilizes low-emitting products with minimal VOC emissions and formaldehyde emissions, and pursued an IAQ Plan during construction prior to flushing the building with fresh air prior to occupancy.  Vidaris also worked with the administration to develop campus policies for low-mercury lighting and low-emitting vehicle for this other existing buildings.

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