Raising the Bar for Green Living at The Solaire
Increasingly, we're becoming aware of just how precious our natural environment is, and that awareness is working its way into the creation of high-performance New York City residences. The Solaire — the first LEED-Certified residential high-rise in America — is leading by example. The environment's well-being is considered in every aspect of the building’s construction, and that makes for a healthier, more vibrant place to live.
Light and Airy
Living at The Solaire gives you all the advantages of living at an enviable NYC address, with the quality of life you'd usually expect from the countryside. Each residence offers filtered air that's had upwards of 95% of particulates removed. (Air is centrally humidified and dehumidified throughout the seasons, too.) Then, there are the specially designed floor-to-ceiling windows: with Low-E coating, these let in 33% more natural light than ordinary windows — lending a healthier, brighter glow to the residences, and, for that matter, the residents themselves!
Impressively, The Solaire is constructed from over 50% recycled materials, solidifying its status as the first multifamily residential LEED Gold Certified building in the United States. Everything is sustainably and locally sourced where possible: the hardwood flooring, cabinetry, and woodwork all come from sustainable forests (and, naturally, look stunning), while other building materials are low in VOCs (volatile organic compounds), avoiding indoor air pollution. The use of sustainable materials was essential in developing these homes, particularly to ensure a healthy environment for residents of all ages to thrive.
Ensuring that energy systems are efficient is good for the environment, and it helps keep monthly costs down, as well. The Solaire enjoys a wealth of savvy embellishments: an efficient four-pipe fan coil system provides residents with year-round heating and cooling. The wastewater reuse system processes 25,000 gallons of water per day for use in water closets and cooling tower makeup. Special photovoltaic panels, made from 100% recycled materials, harness the sun's energy. Added touches, such as daylight dimming and state-of-the-art thermostats, help regulate energy usage further.
Green spaces come at a premium in New York City, yet all residents of The Solaire enjoy their own leafy haven. One rooftop space is planted with botanical and organic herb gardens, which are fed by rainwater captured by a 10,000-gallon rainwater retention system. The same system also irrigates the greenery on the 19th-floor amenity terrace, where residents can relax on lounge chairs overlooking the Hudson River. Not only does this mean plants are watered efficiently, but water runoff into the streets below is also minimized. In fact, The Solaire consumes 50% less potable water than an average building of its size. The green roof at The Solaire also absorbs carbon dioxide and works as added thermal insulation for the building.
Want to live in America's first green residential high-rise? Speak to the team at The Solaire today.