Insights: Cornell Tech’s Bloomberg Center Meets LEED & Passive House Standards
The Bloomberg Center in New York City embodies Cornell Tech’s commitment to innovation, environmental stewardship and building sustainability.
HIGHMARK-NY designed, developed and implemented rainwater harvesting and intelligent stormwater management to increase building efficiency in the Bloomberg Center via water optimization and water filtration.
In addition, HIGHMARK installed innovative technologies to boost HVAC efficiency, thus significantly reducing building energy consumption and enabling the facility to aspire to net-zero energy use and LEED platinum certification.
Further, HIGHMARK’s efforts played a key role in allowing the Bloomberg Center to be built to Passive House standards due to maximized energy efficiency and enhanced indoor environmental quality. The Bloomberg Center is part of an expansive campus that also includes the tallest Passive House building in the world.
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The conventional chiller installed at a high-rise multifamily condominium in New York City had run the course of its useful life
and it was time for a replacement. However, many challenges existed, including tight equipment spaces, limited budgets, a short
timeline and sustainability concerns.
Through plume abatement and exterior dulling, HIGHMARK installed a Mesan cooling tower that met the stringent historical guidelines applied to all landmark buildings in New York City.
A charitable organization expanded its footprint in New York City’s Flatiron District by moving into an 11-story, 125,000-square-foot, historic building erected in 1930.
A global financial firm consolidated its practices into one location in Manahattan, which was considered to be critical infrastructure for trading operations.
To enhance building energy management and building efficiency, the space required complex and redundant equipment and HVAC controls for the chiller plant, which HIGHMARK helped develop and deploy.