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The Solaire

A Green Residential Building in New York, NY.

  • America's first environmentally advanced residential rental tower. The Solaire is located in Downtown Manhattan's most desireable waterfront neighborhood - Battery Park City.
  • Take 1,9,A,C,E to Murray Street. Murray Street is cross street to River Terrace.
  • Construction year
  • 2003
  • Size in sq. ft.
  • 363
  • No. floors
  • 27
  • Certification
  • LEED GOLD Registered/Certified
  • Green Energy Features
  • Photovoltaic cells are integrated into the building facade not only to generate electricity, but to make a public statement about the energy conservation measures designed into The Solaire.

    Floor to Ceiling Windows: Studies have shown that human health, emotional outlook and even performance of every day tasks are enhanced by the receipt of more daylight. That's why the windows at The Solaire allow 100% more natural light into bedrooms and 200% more into living rooms than required by the New York City Building Code.

    Custom solar shades in all living rooms.

    Natural gas fed central heating and cooling system free of ozone depleting refrigerants.
  • Energy Efficiency Features
  • Stainless steel EnergyStar appliances.

    High-performance Windows.


    Energy conserving building design that’s 35% more energy efficient than code requires, resulting in a 67% lower electricity demand during peak hours.

    High comfort and energy conserving heating and air conditioning system, with programmable thermostats, provides filtered and humidified air to each residence.

    Master switch at the entrance to every apartment allows lights to be turned out simultaneously when exiting.

    Occupancy-sensing lighting.

    Zoned HVAC.

    Compact Fluorescent Lights.

    A centralized heating and air-conditioning system and fresh air ventilation system that filters 85% of the particulate matter that delivers filtered, climate controlled air to each residence.
  • Green Products
  • Low emission, low volatile organic compound (VOC) building materials and paints provide improved indoor air quality.

    Recycled/Recyclable floor covering.

    Cherry wood kitchen cabinets harvested from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Certified timbers.

    Pesticide-free rooftop garden providing natural insulation for building.

  • Water Conservation Features
  • Low-flow fixtures.

    Rainwater collection and Graywater reuse.

    Low-flow or dual-flush Toilet.

    50% reduction in potable water use vs. a traditional building of comparable size.

    Energy and water efficient Bosch® washer and dryer provided in each 2- and 3-bedroom residence (optional for all studio and one-bedroom residences).

    Landscaping for Water Conservation.
  • Transportation
  • Bicycle Friendly.

    Public Transport Access.
  • Window brand
  • Energy efficient thermally insulated casement windows with low E-coated glass provide maximum comfort.
  • Amount and type of insulation
  • Air tight insulated exterior wall to reduce heating and cooling requirements.
  • Type of building (home, school, commercial, etc.)
  • Residential
  • Designer
  • SLCE/Cesar Pelli & Assoc.
  • Builder
  • Albanese Development Corporaton
  • Construction or renovation cost
  • 90,000,000
  • Building Style
  • Multi-Family Tower
  • Fuel Type
  • Natural Gas