For this massive design-build expansion of the Javits Center, Atelier Ten led the energy efficiency analysis and benchmarking to achieve LEED Gold, exceeding the project’s original expectations. For the innovative urban farm on the roof, Atelier Ten optimized the stormwater system to significantly reduce irrigation demand by 50%.
Atelier Ten worked closely with the team early on to confirm the project’s design could meet the initial LEED Silver target given their budget and proposed design. Atelier Ten’s energy modeling considered the complex operational constraints including multistory loading docks and event variability. Based on Atelier Ten’s thorough analysis the project incorporated a high performance glazing system, demand control ventilation, reduced lighting power density and low flow fixtures. With our hands on approach to LEED, Atelier Ten exceeded the original goal of LEED Silver to deliver a LEED Gold project.
The Javits Center Expansion roof includes a green roof, solar PV array, and a one-acre working farm. Atelier Ten recommended installing rainwater detention and reuse tanks to mitigate runoff and reuse the captured rainwater. This reduced the need for potable water for irrigation by at least 50%.