MiMA (450 W. 42nd Street)

Location:New York, NY
Architect:Architectonica and Ismael Leyva Architects
Client:The Related Companies
Size:1.159 Million

The MiMa Hotel and Residential tower was designed by Architectonica (design architect) and Ismael Leyva Architects (project architect).  It includes a 24-story hotel and 57-story residential tower, retail, a residential gym, meeting spaces, lounges (indoor and outdoor), a theater, and underground parking.  Stormwater collected from the roof areas is used for irrigation and cooling tower.  Low flow fixtures throughout the residential, hotel and commercial spaces further reduce the potable water use.  Various energy efficiency strategies are incorporated including lighting density reductions through fluorescent and LED lamps, occupancy sensors in hotel rooms and administrative spaces, highly efficient water loop heat pump system with hot water winter bypass, and efficient transportation systems.  As a result, the project shows over 21% energy cost savings over the LEED baseline.

Vidaris provided consulting services on energy efficiency and LEED/green, as well as on tax deductions under Section 179d of the Federal tax code.

The New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) cofunded Vidaris' consulting.

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