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The Bank of America Tower Earns LEED Platinum Rating with Help of Aircuity
The Durst Organization Expands Its Implementation
of Aircuity at One Bryant Park
NEWTON, Mass.– June 21, 2010 – Aircuity, the smart airside efficiency company, today announced that the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park in New York City has achieved an “Innovation in Design” Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credit because of Aircuity’s contributions to the project.
The LEED “Innovation in Design” credit awarded for this approach to the building’s IEQ, along with other credits that the Aircuity system contributed to, has improved the overall energy efficiency of the 55-story building and aided in it becoming the first commercial high-rise building in U.S. history to be awarded a LEED platinum rating by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Aircuity’s system of intelligent ventilation measurement and optimization—called OptiNet—is helping the Bank of America Tower continuously monitor multiple Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) parameters such as CO2, CO, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and small particulates. Because of Aircuity, New York City’s second-tallest building can ensure a consistently high quality of ventilation air for its tenants, while reducing the energy needed to heat, cool and circulate that air within its walls.
The indoor environmental performance information collected by Aircuity has become the central component and driver behind the building’s comprehensive approach to ensuring a safe and comfortable environment for its tenants. In fact, due to the success of the initial deployment, the developer of the project—The Durst Organization—has recently expanded its implementation of Aircuity to additional areas within the tower.
“The Bank of America Tower project shows that the principles of sustainability and energy efficiency can be applied to any structure—even a skyscraper,” said Patrick T. Romich, CEO of Aircuity. “We at Aircuity are honored to be a part of this monumental achievement in green building.”
The skyscraper today serves as Bank of America’s New York headquarters and houses its corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management and consumer and commercial banking businesses. Aircuity was brought into the project by Cook + Fox Architects and The Durst Organization.
For more information on the project and its LEED Platinum rating, please see: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/05/prweb4029114.htm.
The Durst Organization
The Durst Organization, founded in 1915 by Joseph Durst, is the owner, manager and builder of 10 million square feet of premiere mid-town Manhattan office and residential properties. The Organization is recognized as a world leader in the development of high-performance and environmentally advanced commercial and residential property. For more information please visit: http://www.durst.org/master.htm.
Aircuity is the smart airside efficiency company providing building owners with sustained energy savings through its intelligent measurement solutions. By combining real-time sensing and continuous analysis of indoor environments, the company has helped commercial, institutional and lab building owners lower operating costs, improve safety and become more energy efficient. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Newton, MA, Aircuity’s solutions have benefitted organizations such as the University of Pennsylvania, Eli Lilly, Masdar City, the Bank of America Tower and the University of California-Irvine. For additional information on the company and its solutions, please visit: http://www.aircuity.com.
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