THE NATION’S FIRST GREEN SKYSCRAPER
4 Times Square, widely regarded as the first green skyscraper in America, was the first project of its size to adopt standards for energy efficiency, indoor air quality, tenant comfort, sustainable materials, and responsible construction. Also known as the Condé Nast Building, it continues to track its energy performance with Energy Star.
This innovative building’s sustainability features include:
- Energy-efficient lighting
- Waste chutes for paper recycling
- Natural gas–powered absorption chillers/heaters
- High-performance windows
- Fuel cells
- Clean-air delivery system
- Indoor climate–regulating curtain wall
- Integrated photovoltaic (PV) panels at the top of the building
To learn more about 4 Times Square’s landmark green features, click on the following links to a variety of third-party views.
"The Proof Is Performance: How Does 4 Times Square Measure Up?" High Performing Buildings, Winter 2008
"A High-Performance Building at 4 Times Square," a case study published by Trane
"One of Midtown Manhattan’s Newest Skyscrapers Is One of Its Greenest," a brief case study published by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Take a Tour of 4 Times Square with Bruce Fowle, Senior Principal of FXFowle, a video in which the lead architect of Four Times Square discusses the project’s challenges and achievements