555 Greenwich Street in Hudson Square is a high performance building designed to set the bar high when it comes to carbon emissions. When completed, the 16-story, 270,000-square-foot-commercial building will exceed New York City’s 2030 climate targets for office buildings by over 45 percent and align with New York State's 2050 carbon neutral targets.
Combining wellness and sustainability
555 Greenwich‘s dedicated outdoor air systems (DOAS) ventilation system will provide tenants with improved air quality by delivering 70 percent more outside air to interior spaces. Many studies have proven that more consistent air monitoring and better ventilation positively impacts cognitive function and increases productivity.
DOAS supplies 100 percent outdoor air at a constant flow rate to the space to increase indoor air quality and control humidity levels. Using outside air to regulate the environment of a space also lessens the demand on the heating and cooling systems within the building.
Maximizing the benefits of radiant heat sources
Hydronic radiant flooring systems are being installed within concrete floors in tenant spaces. The concrete floors become a thermal mass that stores and slowly releases heat into the surrounding environment year-round. Hydronic systems decrease required operating temperatures of hot water systems, eliminate duct losses, and provide evenly dispersed heat throughout the space.
Blueprint for change
As construction manager, AECOM Tishman works in collaboration with the design team and owner to construct one of the most energy efficient office buildings ever built in New York. 555 Greenwich will set the standard for all future office buildings in New York City.