Gotham Center Tower

Location:New York, NY
Architect:Moed de Armas & Shannon Architects
Client:Tishman Speyer
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.

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