GrowNYC - BLD Architecture
Grow NYC’s greenmarket regional food hub takes a sustainable approach to support their environmental mission.
bld architecture is designing a new 75,000 gsf cold storage distribution center in the hunts point section of the bronx, ny. the greenmarket company has been connecting local upstate farmers with nyc communities since 2012 to help keep fresh, healthy food affordable. the new distribution center includes large loading dock spaces and cold refrigerated storage for the distribution of locally grown fruits and vegetables at wholesale distribution level.
ever socially conscious, the building will be sustainable in every way practicable. waste to water bio-digester technology will be utilized together with rooftop rainwater harvesting from green / blue systems, daylighting and photovoltaic power generation, and electric vehicular charging stations. building systems exhaust will be optimized and harvested for re-use of heat. a living green wall decorates the main façade to reduce solar gain and promote the sustainable initiatives.
(7-31-23 - Note: although Grow NYC in Hunts Point is designed to LEED Platinum specifications, it has not yet received LEED certification.)
The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ is a feature-oriented rating system that awards buildings points for satisfying specified greenbuilding criteria. The six major environmental categories of review include: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental. Quality and Innovation and Design. Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels of LEED green building certification are awarded based on the total number of points earned within each LEED category.
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