Atelier Ten provided LEED consulting services for Citibank’s New York City flagship branch to achieve LEED-CI Retail Platinum Certification. Located in the heart of Union Square, this project serves as an iconic high-performance commercial interior fit-out in New York City.
Atelier Ten assisted the Citibank design team in certifying this new branch with projected earnings of 82 points under the USGBC’s LEED 2009 rating system for commercial interiors, making it an energy efficient and high performance building.
The project team has thoughtfully designed, built, and furnished this facility with consideration of the environmental impact. During construction, the team responsibly managed construction materials to minimize waste. Sustainable features include 100 percent ENERGY STAR rated equipment and furniture containing a high percentage of recycled content. The design also incorporates energy optimizing lighting controls, and efficient heating and cooling systems that consume less energy than required by local codes.
Citibank provides recycling programs for the staff and encourages the use of alternative transportation, such as bicycling and mass transit, by providing routes and schedules of local programs.