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A Green Residential Building in New York, NY.

  • Riverhouse, One Rockefeller Park , is the LEED Gold project developed by the Sheldrake Organization, setting a new standard for green design. This spectacular 31-story, 264-unit luxury condominium designed by Polshek Partnership, Ismael Leyva and David Rockwell, overlooks the Hudson River in Battery Park City on one of last waterfront sites in Manhattan . With its signature Oxygen Green environment, Riverhouse utilizes environmentally responsible materials, landscaped roof gardens, progressive filtration and recycling technologies that combine to offer residents the healthiest luxury living in New York City.

  • http://www.the-riverhouse.com/
  • Riverhouse is located at the corner of Vesey Street and North End Avenue.
  • Construction year
  • 2009
  • Size in sq. ft.
  • 500000
  • No. floors
  • 32
  • Certification
  • LEED Gold Registered/Certified
  • Green Energy Features
  • Photovoltaics.


    Standing Column Geothermal Well.
    Uses the stable temperature of the earth and deep ground water to provide heating and cooling for the lobby spaces.

    Highest percentage of green roof space in NYC, which helps reduce storm water run-off and control ambient temperatures.

    Photovoltaic cells mounted atop the roof produce solar energy, reducing burden on public utilities.

    60 kW microturbines will produce electricity from natural gas and recover the excess heat for space heating and domestic hot water.

  • Energy Efficiency Features
  • Condensing Boilers Modulating flames heat water with 90% efficiency.

    Condensing Coil Reheat recovers heat produced as a byproduct of dehumidification during mild weather to temper outside air.

    Filtered Air, Preconditioned air supplied to all apartments.
  • Green Products
  • Double Pane Glass in Windows with low emissivity coating with thermally broken aluminum window frames to prevent heat gain/loss.

    Regionally available materials are being used wherever possible to reduce fuel consumption during shipping.
  • Water Conservation Features
  • Vegetated Roof.

    Black-water Treatment Facility and Recapture of Storm Water Run-off.

    Recycles waste-water for the cooling tower and irrigation system and significantly reduces potable water consumption.
  • Amount and type of insulation
  • Double-glass curtain wall on the west facade to control sunlight and temperatures.
  • Designer
  • Ennead Architects (formerly known as Polshek Partnership Architects)

    Layout by Ismael Leyva Architects
  • Builder
  • Plaza Construction
  • Owner/Developer
  • Owner- Site 16/17 Development LLC
    Developer- Sheldrake Organization
  • Building energy consultant/MEP
  • R.A. Heintges & Associates
  • Interior architect
  • David Rockwell
  • Number of units
  • 264