Sometimes a little label can mean a lot. Anyone who has spent any time shopping for a home appliance knows what the Energy Star label means — that the thing to which the label is affixed is more efficient than at least 75 percent of its competition. As with dryers, so with buildings, although when 375 Hudson Street became one of just five New York City buildings to receive an Energy Star rating from the EPA in 2007 it wasn’t exactly a surprise. In 2010, the tower became the first office building anywhere in New York City to earn Gold certification under USGBC’s LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance rating system.
375 Hudson Street has, after all, been setting trends for years. The 19-story high rise became the first downtown Manhattan office building to attract a major uptown tenant when advertising giant Saatchi and Saatchi bolted to 375 Hudson Street in 1985, and remains the anchor tenant of the building’s 1,093,934 square feet of Class A office space.
Its location at the corner of West Houston and Hudson would secure 375 Hudson Street’s cool cred on its own, but its ultra-efficient operations and demonstrated commitment to sustainability ensures that its credibility will continue to increase in years to come. That’s a label a lot of buildings would love to wear.
- 375 Hudson St, New York, New York
- Hudson Square
- LEED–EB: OM, Gold; Energy Star
- Tishman Speyer
- Emery Roth & Sons
- Year Built
- Square Footage
- 1.1 million square feet
- Energy Star awarded in 2010 (92), 2009 (91), and 2007 (87); first LEED–Certified retrofit project in New York City; dropped annual energy consumption by 110,000 kWh; tenant roster also includes Penguin Group
- Expanded Building Recycling Program
- Green Roof
- New Plumbing Fixtures
- Upgraded Heat Exchangers and HVAC System
- Variable Frequency Drives on Cooling Fans