With all of the buzz about being environmentally safe and aware these days, who knew that we New Yorkers have one of the most environmentally advanced buildings in the nation…right in our own backyard. Down at the most southern point of Battery Park City sits The Solaire, America’s first environmentally advanced residential tower. These advances include air quality, water quality, energy, and more. The building houses an advanced air-filtration system with 24/7 exhaust in bathrooms and kitchens and a 24-hour air quality monitoring system.
It also holds a central water-filtration system within the building along with filtration systems in the refrigerators for some extra clean drinking water. No need to purchase bottled water anymore. As for energy, the buildings design is 35% more energy-efficient than code requires which provides residents with lower electricity bills at those peak times. The building also uses solar panels and rainwater storage and reserve, which help to make this building even more environmentally friendly. For more information on The Solaire and its environmentally friendly facts visit the building’s website. For more green condominiums visit The Visionaire website. The Solaire is located at 20 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282; 212 748 6100