Thoreau Center for Sustainability New York, 55 Exchange Place

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 [...]

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.

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One Response to Thoreau Center for Sustainability New York, 55 Exchange Place

  1. Russell Bishop Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    I have an event that you may want to post to your calendar, blog or web site.

    Andy Keller, environmental activist, is on a nationwide tour to create awareness about the waste and pollution caused by plastic bags. The tour is coming to Times Square on Monday, September 13!

    Event Details:

    Event Name: Don’t Feed the Bag Monster!

    Date: Monday, September 13, 2010
    Time: 10:00 AM– 3:00 PM
    Location: Times Square

    Come out and see the Bag Monster and his giant nest of 45,000 single-use disposable plastic bags, what the average American uses in a lifetime. The Bag Monster will try to convince you and 70 or so of your friends to dress up and become a Bag Monster too. Come on out and help the Bag Monster with his goal to cover the world with plastic bags – or kick him out of your town! This is a highly interactive traveling exhibit and should not be missed. Visit http://www.bagmonster.com for full details, or contact Wes at wes@chicobag.com for a press release.

    Thank you for your time and your efforts to raise awareness about environmental issues.

    Regards,

    Russ Bishop