Pilot LEED for Core and Shell at Brooklyn Navy Yard

Designed by Vollmer Associates, a new building in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard will seek at least Silver certification under USGBC’s pilot LEED for Core and Shell program. The Navy Yard is in the process of expanding, adding 400,000 square feet to a complex already consisting of 40 buildings across 300 acres along the waterfront. The 89,000-square-foot, [...]

bklynnavy.jpg Designed by Vollmer Associates, a new building in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard will seek at least Silver certification under USGBC’s pilot LEED for Core and Shell program. The Navy Yard is in the process of expanding, adding 400,000 square feet to a complex already consisting of 40 buildings across 300 acres along the waterfront.

The 89,000-square-foot, three-story building currently under construction will feature large high-bay spaces on the first floor for warehouse and assembly or process uses and smaller spaces on the upper floors for multiple tenants such as artisans and light manufacturers. Completion is expected for early 2008.

A wide range of sustainable features are being incorporated in the design, including a wind turbine that will supply part of the building’s energy, a high-performance thermal envelope, waterless urinals, a storm-water harvesting system, a natural ventilation system, and recycled materials.

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