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.


Location: Application: Project type: Technologies: Project Size: Year of Completion:
1 Main St., New York, NY 10044 Higher eEucation
  • Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP)
  • Engineering
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Rainwater reuse
  • Rainwater recovery
  • Stormwater management
  • 200,000 ft²
  • Six stories
  • 40,000-gallon storage capacity


Cooling Tower Meets Historical Guidelines For Landmark Buildings

Cooling Tower Meets Historical Guidelines For Landmark Buildings

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.

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