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The Nonprofit and Philanthropy and Thoreau Center for Sustainability New York

A Green Refurbished Office Condo in New York, NY.

  • The Nonprofit and Philanthropy Center and Thoreau Center for Sustainability New York is a green interior renovated, 90,000 sq. ft., multi-tenant nonprofit office building, which provides quality work and program space for 15 to 20 nonprofits. Located at 55 Exchange Place in the historic JP Morgan Building, across from the New York Stock Exchange, it is the first green community and conference space for nonprofits in Lower Manhattan. Developed by Tides Shared Spaces, Thoreau Centers for Sustainability, located in both New York and San Francisco are green nonprofit centers named after the writer and naturalist Henry David Thoreau, who believed in the importance of democracy and advocated living in harmony with nature. Awarded the LEED-CI Silver certification, Thoreau Center for Sustainability New York’s green renovation incorporates elements such as recycled building materials, non-toxic paints, and energy efficient mechanical systems.
  • Located in lower Manhattan at 55 Exchange Place, between William Street and Broad Street. The entrance to 55 Exchange Place is on the North side of the street, accessible on the following Subway lines: 2, 3, 4, or 5 train to WALL STREET Exit, J, M, Z to BROAD STREET Exit, N, R, 1 or 9 to RECTOR STREET Exit
  • Construction year
  • 1930
  • Size in sq. ft.
  • 90000
  • No. floors
  • 5
  • Certification
  • USGB LEED CI Silver Certified
  • Green Energy Features
  • 15% Energy Green-E Certified Renewable Electricity
  • Energy Efficiency Features
  • BMS computerized HVAC system zoned by area use and exterior exposure:On/Off Switch key system for independent area use of HVAC for after hours building cooling/heating, evenings and weekends: Submetering to encourage tenant accountability:High Efficiency/Long Lasting fluorescent lighting:Occupancy Wall & Ceiling Sensors for Hallway & Office Lighting:91% of building office computers, appliances and other equipment are Energy Star compliant
  • Green Products
  • Recycled, sustainably manufactured Gypsum Board:Low VOC, solvent-free paints, adhesives, sealants countertops and carpeting:High efficiency long lasting fluorescent lighting:Carpets with 100% recyclable co-backing by Collins & Aikman with a guarantee that returned carpet will be recycled not incinerated:Low flow kitchen and bathroom fixtures:Waterless urinals:Sustainable woods on floors, doors and furniture:Office systems by Herman Miller, Technion and Versteele and carpeting with greater than 10% recycled content by value:Recycling Waste Removal Company servicing the building
  • Water Conservation Features
  • Low flow kitchen and bathroom sinks:Low flow toilets and waterless urinals
  • Transportation
  • The Building is located a short distance from stops for 11 major subway lines (1,9,2,3,4,5,J,M,Z,N,R) and bus routes. These subway lines create transfer connections to all major subway lines in the City.
  • Window brand
  • Champion Series 9500 Double hung windows
  • Type of building (home, school, commercial, etc.)
  • Office Condominums
  • Designer
  • Owners - Tides Two Rivers Fund, Sponsors for Educational Opportunities, Edwin Gould Foundation and Hispanic Federation.:Developer - Tides Shared Spaces
  • Builder
  • McGowan Builders
  • Construction or renovation cost
  • $15 Million
  • Building Style
  • Concrete Office Building built in the 1920's with Green LEED Certified Renovated Interiors.
  • Fuel Type
  • Con Ed Steam/Building Cooling Towers with High Efficiency Packaged Equipment on each floor/Energy Efficient Hot Water Heater.
  • Annual electricity use
  • 1.2 million kWh