NY Energy State of Mind: Public authority selects energy efficiency showcase office spaceSwitchboard, November 27, 2013. Photo Courtesy of Jerome Baron.
In a move that demonstrates that tenant demand for energy efficient buildings is stronger than ever, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently signed a lease for its New York City office at 1359 Broadway, an ENERGY STAR® top performing building.
NRDC’s Center for Market Innovation provided guidance to NYSERDA during the site selection process with energy performance in mind, and is already working with NYSERDA’s energy efficiency team to compare energy performance options in early schematic design. The space—which spans the building’s 19th floor and totals over 21,000 square feet—will house important New York entities that are collaborating to drive energy efficiency and clean energy innovation—including NYSERDA and the New York Green Bank. When complete, the space will be a dynamic showcase of market-based best practices and replicable cost-effective, energy-efficient tenant space solutions.