The World's Most Environmentally Responsible Skyscraper

Bank of America and The Durst Organization are building a 'green' 945-foot-tall skyscraper in midtown Manhattan.
August 9, 2004, 8am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Bank of America Tower will be the world's most environmentally responsible high-rise office building and the first to strive for the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum designation... With an emphasis on sustainability, water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and energy and atmosphere, the Bank of America Tower will be constructed largely of recycled and recyclable building materials. It will feature a wide range of sophisticated environmental technologies, from filtered under-floor displacement air ventilation to advanced double-wall technology and translucent insulating glass in floor-to-ceiling windows that permit maximum daylight and optimum views. It also will include a state-of-the-art onsite 4.6-megawatt cogeneration plant, providing a clean, efficient power source for the building's energy requirements."

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Published on Thursday, August 5, 2004 in Environmental News Network
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