Condo to become first high-end residential zero waste building in New York City
Photo courtesy of Renzo Piano Building Workshop
A new high-rise is taking a big bite of energy efficiency in the Big Apple.
The building at 565 Broome Soho, which is nearing completion, is expected to become the city’s first high-end residential zero waste structure, reports Inhabitat.
That eco-friendly distinction is being achieved through the diversion of more than 90 percent of waste from landfills, incinerators and the environment. Other green features will include daylighting, electric vehicle charging stations and refillable water bottle stations created with the goal of eliminating all plastic water bottle use in the building.
The condo will be sheathed in low-iron glass and embrace 360-degree panoramic views of the Hudson River and One World Trade Center.
The tower includes 112 residences that range from studios to four-bedroom condominium homes.
Renzo Piano Building Workshop worked alongside Parisian interior design firm Rena Dumas Architecture Interieure to create the airy, light-filled building. The apartments feature ceilings of more than 10 feet, while floor-to-ceiling ultra-transparent glass windows emphasize the spacious feel.
Residents will lush spaces including a landscaped outdoor terrace and the interior landscaped lounge with a 92-foot-tall ceiling and living green wall. The building will also be equipped with automated parking technology.