The Thoreau Center for Sustainability New York opened at the end of September and is now home to twelve non-profit organizations and programs. The Center is located at 55 Exchange Place, across the street from the NYSE, in the old JP Morgan Building, and is one of the first office spaces in New York City to register with USGBC’s LEED for Commercial Interiors rating system, in pursuit of an unspecified level of LEED certification. This is the second shared green office space that’s been opened by Tides Shared Spaces; the first, in San Francisco, is a 150,000 square foot home to over sixty non-profit tenants. Green design features at the Center here in New York include recycled and low-VOC materials, low-flow plumbing fixtures, Energy Star appliances, and lighting that’s controlled by occupancy and daylight sensors. Funding for the project came from Wells Fargo Bank with long-term financing from Calvert Foundation, Tides Foundation, and tax exempt bonds that were provided by the New York City Industrial Development Agency. We’ll follow up with more details about both the project and its certification efforts once they become available.
- Tides Opens Thoreau Center in NYC (Tides)
- Thoreau Center for Sustainability New York
- Tides Shared Spaces