4/12/2013: Work Progresses on 133 Greenwich St. Marriott in NYC
Contract documents are nearing completion on a new Courtyard Marriott hotel scheduled to be built one block south of the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. The 320 room hotel is being developed by 133 Greenwich Street Associates on a site that will offer spectacular views of the 9/11 Memorial and easy access to Wall Street and all of Lower Manhattan. The hotel is being designed by Danny Forster Design Studio and Peter Poon Architects, with engineering services provided by ADS Engineers, lighting design by Brett Malak Lighting Design Inc. and green design and LEED consulting provided by Alpine Green Solutions.
The hotel is targeting LEED Silver Certification and features a number of high performance design features. High efficiency heating and cooling managed by a card-key room control system will provide guests individualized comfort while saving energy. Natural gas fired Capstone microturbines will provide combined heat and power, significantly improving energy performance while reducing annual energy costs. LED lighting and other energy conservation measures are being incorporated into the project design that will improve the overall energy efficiency of the project.
Alpine has been instrumental in identifying energy conservation opportunities and guiding the project team towards LEED Certification. Alpine is working to secure over $200,000 in energy efficiency incentives and tax credits for the Owners, while demonstrating that these high performance features will save thousands of dollars in annual operating costs and reduced building maintenance. The projected return on investment for these high performance design features average five years or less.
Construction is scheduled to begin this Spring, with completion slated for late 2014. Alpine will be working throughout building construction to track and document progress towards the project’s LEED goal. We will keep you updated as work progresses.