Hudson Yards developers Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group announced that 10 Hudson Yards, its first commercial office building to open, has received a LEED Platinum certification, making it the first commercial office building in New York to receive such a rating since the LEED v2009 rating system went into effect.
The certification from the United States Green Building Council is an important early milestone in the development’s ambition to become the most connected, sustainable, responsive and efficient neighborhood in the U.S., and a world model for the city of the future.
Since opening in May 2016, 10 Hudson Yards has become home to the global headquarters of Tapestry (Coach Inc., Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman), L’Oréal USA, SAP, The Boston Consulting Group, VaynerMedia, Intersection and Sidewalk Labs.
More recently, Crescent Capital Group, Ardea Partners, Chain Bridge Asset Management and Intercept Pharmaceuticals have moved their offices to the West Side tower, making 10 Hudson Yards home to more than 6,000 employees.
“Building an entire new neighborhood from the ground up afforded us the opportunity to recalibrate every aspect of a 21st century, urban mixed-use neighborhood,” said L. Jay Cross, president of Related Hudson Yards. “The designation of 10 Hudson Yards as LEED Platinum is a testament to our commitment to resiliency, a reflection of the innovative design features and exemplifies our vision to design and develop the most connected, measured and technologically advanced digital community ever.”
“Hudson Yards is a global destination. That means we have a global responsibility,” said Blake Hutcheson, president and CEO of Oxford Properties Group. “We’re proud to take a leadership approach to sustainability that creates value for our partners while doing what’s right for the planet. LEED Platinum is a special accomplishment in a project already filled with many, and it solidifies 10 Hudson Yards as the benchmark for what great buildings can aspire to.”
The 52-story tower, designed by global architects Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), offers state-of-the-art commercial offices, ground-floor retail space and a direct connection to the Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards.
Next year, the building will debut a 35,000 s/f Spanish market and dining destination curated by José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup and brothers Ferran and Albert Adrià.
The building, being managed by Related Management, is poised to be one of New York’s most energy-efficient Class A office towers. Standing 895 feet tall, it has 1.2 MW of gas-fired micro turbines that generate power, hot water and chilled water with twice the efficiency of standard systems A storm water retention tank to harvest rainwater that replenishes cooling towers and irrigates the building’s terrace landscaping; An Operation and Energy Control Center that coordinates security, building performance and visitor experience throughout Hudson Yards, and 100 percent raised floor throughout the building.
10 Hudson Yards is also equipped with underfloor air distribution; advanced lighting controls; and a robust telecommunications platform that includes site-wide Wi-Fi, fiber optic converged network, and wireless communications from any device at any on-site location.
Hudson Yards will have a first-of-its-kind microgrid and two cogeneration plants.