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07/02/2010

LEED-Platinum Awarded to NYC’s Second-Tallest Building

The Bank of America Tower is the first commercial high-rise property to earn LEED-Platinum

 
LEED-Platinum Awarded to NYC’s Second-Tallest Building

The Bank of America Tower, completed in 2008, is the first commercial high-rise property to earn LEED-Platinum. The USGBC recognized the entire design and construction team for its pioneering approach to providing occupants with cleaner air and more natural light, while conserving energy and other natural resources within the building.

The Bank of America Tower utilizes a wide range of strategies and technologies to enhance the health and productivity of its tenants, reduce waste, and promote environmental sustainability. A clear, high-performance glass curtainwall permits maximum sunlight and views to the outdoors while blocking unwanted heat. An advanced under-floor air delivery system allows for individual control of heating/cooling and provides clean filtered outside air.

With 55 floors and 2.1 million square feet, sustainability was a bottom to top effort:

  • A 4.6-megawatt co-generation plant meets 65 percent of electricity demands and reduces daytime peak electricity demand by 30 percent. The system also generates most of the heating energy for the building.
  • An ice storage system provides 25 percent of annual cooling requirements.  At night, excess electricity from the co-generation system is used to produce ice, which is melted during the day to supplement the cooling system.
  • An air filtration system for both incoming and outgoing air.
  • Gray water capture and reuse.
  • Waterless urinals and low-flow faucets.
  • 9’6” floor-to-ceiling windows to enhance daylighting.
  • Steel made from 87 percent recycled material and concrete from 45 percent recycled content (blast furnace slag).
  • 91 percent of all construction and demolition waste was recycled or otherwise diverted from landfill.

Anne M. Finucane, Global Strategy and Marketing Officer, Bank of America, says,“This Tower at One Bryant Park is much more than the Bank of America headquarters in New York City – it is a magnificent example of environmentally sustainable building, and it symbolizes our continued commitment to the global environment and to the city of New York."

 

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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Yaskawa drives offer quality performance for air handlers and cooling towers on the roof to secondary chilled water pumps in the basement

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
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