Empire State Building, 350 5th Ave.

This retrofit of one of the most iconic buildings in New York City was driven by rising energy costs in a volatile market, coupled with widespread interest in reducing carbon emissions and building energy use.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #13.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth  Ave.

By replacing obsolete and inefficient lighting fixtures with LED lighting in the three circular laylights in the Great Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art achieved increased energy efficiency, greater safety, and better aesthetic appeal.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #1.

The News Corp. Building, 1211  Ave. of the Americas

This chiller plant upgrade earned $1.8 million in incentives by reducing energy use during Con Edison’s summer peak demand periods.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #4.

125 Maiden Lane

After Hurricane Sandy, the scope of the energy efficiency retrofit of this multitenant office condo was expanded to include resiliency measures.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #4.

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New York City Housing Authority Portfolio

The NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) utilized NY Green Bank financing and Con Edison incentives to complete a massive efficiency update to buildings within peak demand pockets and buildings impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Multiple Boroughs.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #13.

Selis Manor, 135 W 23rd St

This gut renovation of an assisted-living facility for the vision-impaired included boiler replacement, envelope upgrades, installation of heat recovery equipment, programmable thermostats, and more.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #17.

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1515 Broadway

This unique tenant-landlord collaboration created a transformative sustainability program that optimizes operational efficiency, results in substantial energy savings, and fosters meaningful employee engagement.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #13.

BSREP Portfolio

1890 Lexington Avenue
1990 Lexington Avenue
1295 5th Avenue
1956 1st Avenue

This whole-building retrofit of an occupied multifamily high-rise in Manhattan improved resident comfort through envelope air sealing, LED lighting, and advanced controls.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #14.

The Charlton, 2 Charlton St.

Replacing the existing water source heat pumps with air source heat pumps reduced water waste and ensured more comfortable interior temperatures in this large multifamily building.

This project is located on Exhibit Panel #6.

Goldman Sachs Headquarters, 200 West St.

A lighting retrofit demonstration project that installed advanced lighting fixtures, controls, and shading systems. Performance was monitored and lessons were marketed broadly through trainings, exhibits, and toolkits.

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206 East 20th St.

This Passive House retrofit of a two-family townhouse reduced energy use per square foot to one-quarter of a typical New York State household.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #11.

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The Brevard, 245 East 54th St.

Following a detailed feasibility study, NYSERDA rebates facilitated the installation of a combined-heat-andpower system.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #6.

25 West 88th St.

The combination of focused Passive House construction techniques and careful restoration of historical detail during this gut reconstruction project gave new life to an Upper West Side renaissance revival row house.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #10.

Stuyvesant Town, 252 First  Ave.

This vast housing complex is utilizing a real time energy management program to optimize existing equipment operation and evaluate the carbon impacts of reducing energy use.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #17.

French Apartments, 330 West 30th St. and 325 West 29th St.

This deep retrofit of nearly all building energy systems, including a comprehensive steam system upgrade, has enhanced tenant comfort and significantly cut utility bills.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #16.

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340 East 34th St.

Through envelope upgrades, including re-cladding and window replacement, this project improved the energy efficiency, comfort, and aesthetics of a 1962 white brick residential building.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #5.

345 Park Ave.

An innovative building operating system responds to real-time occupancy data and environmental changes to predict and prescribe more efficient operations and reduce energy demands.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #12.


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377 East 10th St.

This affordable housing gut renovation meets the Passive House standard to produce comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient homes for the tenants, many of whom have lived here for more than 20 years.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #12.

4 Times Square

Recent mechanical and lobby upgrades turned this midtown centerpiece into a bestin- class tower, on par with today’s new construction.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #12.

The Crystal Building, 40 West 20th St.

By retrofitting their headquarters in New York, the Natural Resources Defense Council was able to save enough energy to power 20 average American homes.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #9.


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Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington  Ave.

One of the highest profile lighting retrofits in the world, upgrading the lighting in the iconic chevrons of the Chrysler building spire, yielded over 50% energy savings, massively reduced maintenance, and paid back in under two years.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #3.

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510 West 188th St.

A construction loan from the CPC allowed 510 West 188th Street to pursue rehabilitation and efficiency upgrades, including a complete roof replacement, envelope insulation, and a boiler replacement.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #5.

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520 Madison  Ave.

The installation of a 31-tank ice storage system has curtailed peak energy demand, reducing strain on the power grid and delivering significant cost and carbon savings.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #7.

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53 West 71st St.

This deep retrofit of an Upper West Side brownstone in a NYC landmarks district negotiated a full façade and stoop restoration while achieving Passive House certification.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #10.

Roosevelt Landings, 552 Main St.

The comprehensive retrofit of this large, occupied complex—including smart heating controls, a combined-heat-and-power system, envelope air sealing and extensive common area and in-unit measures—was awarded the 2014 Novogradac Prize For Financial Innovation.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #15.

56 7th  Ave.

The introduction of thermostatic radiator valves, steam line orifice plates, and a modern boiler control system transformed the heating system and reduced costs by eliminating over- and under-heating problems and banging pipes.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #5.

60 Columbus Circle

This after-hours lighting retrofit greatly improved the office environment, reduced lighting energy use, and shaved peak demand.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #3.

Starret-Lehigh Building, 601 West 26th St.

Lighting, heating, window, and control system upgrades transformed this 87-yearold building to better accommodate today’s sophisticated tenants.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #17.

633 Third  Ave.

To achieve Local Law 88 compliance, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center underwent a lighting retrofit that improved functionality while reducing operating costs.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #1.

Javits Center, 655 West 34th St.

After an extensive renovation and expansion, the Javits Center—the country’s busiest convention center— has been transformed into a model of revitalization, high performance, and urban wildlife habitat.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #15.

Nite Homes

70 East 127th Street, Manhattan
152 West 124th Street, Manhattan
2353 2nd Avenue, Manhattan

Deep energy retrofits—including steam to hot water conversion—of these four walk-up buildings in East Harlem was made possible with financing from NYC HPD.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #16.

Park Terrace Gardens, 72 Park Terrace

Holistic steam system upgrades and simple air sealing measures helped this co-op complex resolve heating imbalances and save an annual average of more than $100,000.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #5.

721 East 6th St.

This affordable and supportive housing facility pursued projects aimed at energy efficiency and resiliency, including lighting upgrades and air-sealing of the building envelope.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #8.

909 Third  Ave.

This building management system upgrade, driven by the chief building engineer, enabled demand response, while setting the groundwork for additional efficiency improvements.

This Project is on Exhibit Panel #4.

The House at Cornell Tech, 1000 East Loop Road, Roosevelt Island

The House at the new Cornell Tech Roosevelt Island campus is 26 stories high, includes more than 350 units, and is the tallest Passive House certified building in the world.

This project is on Exhibit Panel #18.

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