Bank of America Tower Achieves LEED Platinum Certification
The Bank of America Tower in midtown New York City recently achieved LEED Platinum certification, making it the first commercial high-rise to do so. We love seeing a beautiful skyscraper taking steps to create a more sustainable and environmentally friendly design. According to ArchDaily, the design and high performance qualities of the building are intended to set a new standard when it comes to commercial construction as well as the office environment. The building is also designed to focus on different ways to emphasize daylight, fresh air and a connection to the outdoors. Reaching 55 stories, the project also looked to bring the essence of the outdoors inside. Green roofs and an urban garden room are intended to emphasize the importance of nature and the fact that it can be found within a city as large as New York City. In addition, the insulation of the building paired with water-saving systems boost the environmentally friendliness of the structure. The folks at ArchDaily also pointed out the other sustainable efforts that make this building a great green structure:
“The building also filters the air that is delivered to the offices and can be individually controlled. Overnight, a thermal ice-storage tank in the cellar produces ice in order to reduce peak demand on the city’s electric grid. A 4.6 megwatt cogeneration plant covers 70% of the building’s annual energy use with clean, efficient power.”
We love seeing sustainable skyscrapers becoming more and more popular. If you are feeling some inspiration from The Bank of America Tower, contact Vertical Arts for more information on architecture in Steamboat Springs.