Smart Buildings Technology: Decarbonizing New York: 3 paths to success in the city

Press 06.14.2022
Aerial rendering, 555 Greenwich St. in New York
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Via Smart Buildings Technology:

“Heat pumps are not the only energy-saving technology that will keep occupants comfortable. The entire concrete structure of 555 Greenwich will serve as an example of what COOKFOX Architects founding partner Rick Cook calls a “thermally active superstructure.” The building floors, ceilings, and columns will act together as a massive thermal battery that absorbs and emits heat around the clock, reducing day-to-night temperature swings. And that’s only the passive part of the system. An active radiant system embedded in the concrete floors will heat or cool interior spaces by circulating hot or chilled water, respectively.”

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