Atelier Ten provided envelope study for the latest report issued by the Urban Green Council – Baby It’s Cold Inside, which compares the indoor temperatures of New York City’s typical existing buildings to high-performing buildings of the same type under winter and summer blackout scenarios.
Atelier Ten helped develop building simulation models representative of five existing NYC building types using historical weather data. Two scenarios were analyzed over a weeklong period: a February blackout including the loss of heat and a July blackout including the loss of cooling. These were compared to propose new buildings with high-performance facades, which were found to provide far greater habitability during a blackout.
The collaboration between Urban Green and Atelier Ten has been significantly important as it has provided New York City and its residents the confirmation of the positive impact of more sustainable buildings.
Atelier Ten’s team includes Director Nico Kienzl, Associate Emilie Hagen, and Technical Staff Michael Esposito from the New York office.