Tag: co-generation

July 6, 2015

July Tour: One Penn Co-Gen

Join GreenHomeNYC for a special tour of One Penn Plaza’s Combined Heat and Power plant!

  Date: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm Location: 34th Street Lobby of One Penn Plaza (entrance btw 7th and 8th Avenues) Cost:  $10 Early Bird; $15 Procrastinator Sign Up!   This midtown office building produces 6.2 megawatts of energy on the 12th floor, greatly reducing peak demand burden on the City’s energy grid. Property manager Vornado invites GreenHomeNYC to explore their Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant at the 57-story One Penn Plaza, a major contributor to the 2.5 million square foot building’s LEED-EB rating for existing buildings.   Peak Power One CHP removes a burden of 20-25 million kwh per year from the City’s power grid, and supplies 50% of the electricity and 30% of the steam requirements to One Penn Plaza. By capturing waste heat from the engine generators and reusing it to power both heating and cooling systems for the building, the system achieves approximately double the efficiency of conventional power supplied by the grid (70+%). The higher efficiency reduces greenhouse gas emissions, making the building’s electricity usage 40% less carbon intensive. One Penn BuildingOne Penn Cogen plant

Space is limited, so RSVP TODAY


June 14, 2013

GreenHomeNYC – New York Times Building Tour

soldout-red1 NYTimes building2 Join GreenHomeNYC on Friday, July 12th, for very special afternoon tour (1-2pm) of the New York Times Headquarters, located at Times Square on 8th Avenue. This guided tour will take guests behind the scenes of one of New York’s most recognizable office towers to see how this 52-story, 1.5 million sqft building was designed and built with numerous environmentally sustainable innovations.   Key features include: Open-air garden with 50-foot-tall paper birch trees; Double-skin curtain walls featuring ceramic sunshade rods; Highly advanced dimmable lighting system; On-site co-generation; and Underfloor air distribution system (more…)