Environmental consciousness as a social responsibility is being embraced at every level of The Flatiron. A full building redevelopment has presented a unique opportunity to incorporate the latest technologies that will become a signature element and state-of-the-art model for future historic buildings.
Beginning with sensitivity in the demolition process, through recycling of materials during renovation, training of building maintenance and management personnel, and culminating in tenant installations, The Flatiron is setting new standards for social, economic and environmental responsibility.
Aiming to achieve LEED Platinum, every facet of the building redesign and operation has been subjected to stringent standards. With energy conservation at the fore, exceptional attention has been focused on HVAC systems, thermal comfort, interior atmospheric conditions, environmental quality, daylighting, lighting, water efficiency and conservation, Energy Star-rated appliances, recycling and cleaning protocols, and the use of environmentally preferable materials for both building and tenant operations. A green roof with supplemental insulation and reflectivity complements these interior enhancements.
Thinking broadly about sustainability integrates transit access. In this regard The Flatiron excels with a perfect 100 Walk Score, direct access to multiple subway and bus lines and in-building bicycle storage.
No detail has been too small, no goal has been too lofty when formulating The Flatiron’s environmental conscience.