One Bryant Park
Photos courtesy of Per Randell
The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park to control interior specialty blinds to reduce solar heat gain and control glare within the office space. Conference room blinds are integrated with the audio visual (AV) system including wall mounted smart switches which allow manual overrides for privacy during meetings. Aided by the LEED point contributions made possible by Embedia's Solarai shading control system, it has the distinction of being the first commercial high-rise to achieve LEED Platinum certification.
Project ArchitectCook + Fox
Control FeaturesPredictive Solar Tracking , AV Integration , Interior Venetian Blinds
Certification and AwardsLEED Platinum Certified2012 - Aware of Merit for Commercial/Industrial (Large), AIA New York State2010 - Best Tall Building - Americas Region, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat2010 - Diamond Award, ACEC NY Engineering Excellence Awards Program2010 - American Council of Engineering Companies National Finalist2010 - American Institute of Steel Construction Ideas2 National Award2009 - Project of the Year, Society of American Registered Architects2009 - Grand Prize, 2009 Buildings Project Innovations Awards – Greener Facilities2008 - Best Green Project of 2008, New York Construction Magazine2005 - Grand Award, Popular Science Best of What’s New