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2016: 12 Major Moments

As we close out the year we decided to take a moment and reflect on some of the major moments in Commerical Real Estate and the A/E/C industry. 

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Detangling the Energy Code

August 31, 2016 | Energy Efficiency

Energy Codes set minimum efficiency requirements for newly constructed buildings, providing energy savings and emissions reductions over the life of a building. It gets even more complicated when you realize that the Energy Code is really two codes in one: NYS/NYC Energy Conservation Code or ASHRAE 90.1 bound in a national model code (IECC). 

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3 Projects Win Awards at Council on Tall Buildings

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)  announced the winners and finalists for the CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Awards. Vidaris is proud to have been a building envelope and sustainability consultant on three of the awarded projects. Congratulations to all who worked so hard on these projects! 

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Project Update: 10 Hudson Yards

June 21, 2016 | Energy Efficiency

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. 

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Public Safety Answering Center II Achieves LEED Gold Certification

June 06, 2016 | Energy Efficiency

 

The Public Safety Answering Center II has received its LEED Gold certification. The Public Safety Answering Center II serves as an emergency respose facility for New York City. Located in the Bronx, the building stands at 11 stories tall and includes 450,000 square feet of office space. 

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What you need to know about Passivhaus (Passive House)

May 25, 2016 | Energy Efficiency

Quickly becoming a word that is heard as often as hello in some cities, Passive House has found its way into the US and its range of building types.  Having recently been featured in the New York Times, passive building has also gained substantial media traction from the CornellTech residential tower on Roosevelt Island in New York, NY -- the first high-rise tower to use the standard.

So what is Passive House

 

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The New Standard in Sustainable Buildings: WELL Building Certification

May 20, 2016 | Energy Efficiency

 

With more and more focus on sustainable design, we have a myriad of rating systems to choose from including LEED, Breeam, Green Globes, Passivhaus and now International WELL Building Institute.

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Topping Out: 45 East 22nd Street

This 65-foot tower in the Flatiron District has topped out at 777 ft tall. 

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