Project Update: 10 Hudson Yards

June 21, 2016

On May 31st, 10 Hudson Yards officially opened. The first of the Hudson Yards development by Related-Oxford will house the new Coach headquarters and other offices including L'Oreal, SAP, Boston Consulting Group, VanyerMedia and more. 

Location: New York, NY
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Developers:  Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group
Energy and LEED/Green Consulting 
Property Type: Commercial 
Square Footage: 1.7 Million
Floors: 52 
Completion Date:  2016
Green Rating:
LEED Gold Pursued




Photo Credit Vidaris, Inc.

Vidaris has been providing extensive consulting to the Related-Oxford development team, and to the designers, Kohn Pedersen Fox and Jaros Baum & Bolles, to achieve a range of high-level goals for this building:  energy efficiency, sustainability, comfort, and a LEED Platinum rating.  We modeled the energy use of the building under many scenarios, undertook THERM studies to design an envelope with reduced heat loss, and undertook CFD studies to harmonize the curtain wall with the HVAC for better comfort and for reduced chance of moisture condensation.  We also analyzed many environmentally-beneficial options.

The Core & Shell building is estimated to reduce energy cost of the entire building by at least 20% vs. ASHRAE 90.1-2007, primarily through a high performance envelope, efficient chiller/boiler plant, and an on-site 1200 kW cogen with absorption chiller.  The Related team and Vidaris also worked with the tenants to further increase energy savings, using lower lighting power density, extensive lighting controls and high-efficiency HVAC distribution (underfloor air delivery and electronically-commutated motors). The collaboration between Core and Shell and tenants resulted in a building that is estimated to have at least 28% lower energy cost compared to the ASHRAE baseline. 

Stormwater management is another notable sustainability initiative.  Stormwater tanks located in multiple strategic locations collect all of the rainwater and reuse it for cooling tower makeup water and landscape irrigation.  Extensive daylight, views, fresh air, and low-voc materials were included in the design to provide tenants with a comfortable, high performance office space.


For more on 10 Hudson Yards: 

Curbed--Hudson Yards’s First Building, a Decade In the Making, Welcomes Tenants

New York YIMBY--See New Views Of 10 Hudson Yards As Office Tower Opens

Official Hudson Yards Page

Real Estate News -- Opening of 10 Hudson Yards tower marks major milestone 

Hannah Hutchison

Written by Hannah Hutchison

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