U.S. financial giant JPMorgan Chase this week unveiled the design for its new headquarters building at 270 Park Avenue in New York. The planned 60-story skyscraper, designed by Foster + Partners, will be the largest all-electric skyscraper with net-zero emissions, according to the firms.
The building will be powered only by renewable energy, sourced from a New York State hydroelectric plant. Moreover, it will use technology and systems to ensure efficient operation of the building and have a biophilic design, which will use natural plants and healthier building materials and furniture.
Sensors, AI and ML technologies to be integrated
The new headquarters sit will incorporate intelligent building technology with sensors, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies to predict and adapt to the energy requirements.
Water storage and reuse systems will be installed to reduce water usage by more than 40%. Further, the building will have automatic solar shades connected to HVAC systems and outdoor terraces with natural green space.
Additionally, 97% of the building materials from the demolition were reused, recycled or upcycled, surpassing the 75% requirements of the green building standard.
Other features of the new building as specified by the design will include continuous monitoring of air quality, increasing the amount of fresh air circulating within the space; the use of advanced HVAC filtration systems to ensure clean air; 50% more communal space with 25% more space per person than is standard; a state-of-the-art health and wellness center; more than 50,000 connected devices for a touchless experience; and the use of circadian lighting and 30% more daylight.