Fresh off of its efforts to create a LEED for Commercial Interiors Platinum space for the National Audobon Society at 225 Varick Street, mechanical and electrical engineers WSP Flack + Kurtz are pursuing a LEED-CI Gold rating for the firm’s new headquarters space at 512 Seventh Avenue in Midtown (between West 37th and 38th Streets).
Designed by FXFOWLE and recently completed by general contractor Citadel Construction (noteworthy because this is the same team that executed the Audobon Society headquarters project) the 40,000-square-foot space includes cork flooring and organic carpeting; FXFOWLE only specified rapidly renewable materials for the project. A specialty recycling subcontractor diverted three quarters of all construction debris for recycling, while Citadel also implemented an internal air quality plan that segregated construction work areas with plastic shields in order to minimize dust diffusion.
We’re still looking for graphics of the project and will follow up once more details are available. In the meantime, check out the link to the NYREJ below which has a number of images of the Audobon Society’s space at 225 Varick.
- 225 Varick Street – National Audubon Society (gbNYC)
- LEED-CI Archives (gbNYC)
- 225 Varick Street- Images of NAS HQ (NYREJ)