The Visionaire is the first LEED Platinum condominium building in New York City and sets the new standard for urban sustainable living. Through Atelier Ten’s guidance, the building uses 43% less energy and 27% less water than comparable residential buildings, and carefully integrates sustainability into every aspect of its innovative design.
Designed to exceed the Battery Park City Authority’s stringent Residential Environmental Guidelines, this 35 story LEED Platinum residential tower is setting a new standard for green urban living.
The innovative high-performance curtainwall is comprised of a combination of reflective, low-emissivity glazing and insulated spandrel with a terracotta rainscreen. The construction minimizes cold-bridges and optimizes insulation, thereby reducing heating and cooling energy consumption while allowing abundant daylight into the building.
The centralized heating and cooling system uses absorption chillers and waste heat from gas-fired micro-turbines to efficiently meet the heating and cooling demands of the building. A dedicated ventilation system provides fresh air to every residential unit.
The building design sets a new bar for the quality of residential construction in New York City. Additional sustainable design features include green building materials, green roofs, building integrated photovoltaic, grey and black water systems, as well as advanced controls and operations.