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140-142 West 4th Street

A Green Residential Building in New York, NY.

  • Two late 19th century buildings, which are contigious, have been retrofitted with one of the largest solar thermal systems in the City of New York. The system provides a significant per cent of the daily domestic hot water load for both buildings.
    The site is situated in the middle of Greenwich village and offers visitors a magnificient view of the surrounding area and of the Empire State Building.
  • Visiting hours will be adjusted to demand. Also, visitors must walk up 6 flights to the roof.
    After the last tour (4PM), all interested visitors are invited to repair to a local cafe, where we will discuss future innovative projects currently underway, and the development of renewable energy in the Metropolitan area.
  • 140-142 West 4th Street is situated bewteen 6th Ave and Mcdougal Street (NYU Law School). Easy access by mass transit: the A, E, C, & F all stop at West 4th Street, around the corner.
  • Construction year
  • 2002
  • Size in sq. ft.
  • 4400
  • No. floors
  • 6
  • Green Energy Features
  • Solar Domestic Hot Water
  • Amount and type of insulation
  • Negligible
  • Type of building (home, school, commercial, etc.)
  • Tenement
  • Construction or renovation cost
  • Over 100 years ago
  • Building Style
  • Late 19th Century
  • Fuel Type
  • Oil & Gas
  • Annual heating fuel consumption
  • $15-20K per building
  • Annual electricity use
  • Submeter, ca. 200KW