One Bryant Park – Bank of America Tower


The Bank of America Tower incorporates innovative, high-performance environmental technologies to promote the health and productivity of tenants, reduce waste and ensure environmental sustainability. Download an overview (PDF) of One Bryant Park’s sustainability features.

Sustainability Achievements

  • An environmentally responsible high-rise office building, focusing on sustainable siting, water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and energy conservation
  • First high-rise to achieve LEED Platinum certification
  • Reduce energy consumption by a minimum of 50%
  • Reduce potable water consumption by 50%
  • Reduce storm water contribution by 95%
  • Utilize 50% recycled material in building construction
  • Obtain 50% of building material within 500 miles of site

Green Features

  • Higher ceilings and translucent insulating glass in floor-to-ceiling windows permit maximum daylight in interior spaces and optimal views
  • Filtered under-floor air distribution system and floor-by-floor air handling units allow for individual occupant control
  • Carbon dioxide monitors automatically adjust the amount of fresh air when necessary
  • Gray-water system captures and re-uses rainwater, saving millions of gallons of water annually
  • Waterless urinals and low-flow fixtures greatly decrease the use of water
  • Thermal storage system at cellar level produces ice in the evening when electricity rates are lowest to reduce peak daytime demand loads on the city
  • Daylight dimming and LED lights reduce electric usage
  • Oversized electrical conductors reduce voltage drop in the feeders to 2%
  • Recyclable and renewable building materials (steel, blast furnace, drywall)
  • Green roof reduces urban heat island effect
  • State-of-the-art onsite co-generation plant provides 4.6 megawatts of clean, efficient power
  • 95% efficient air filtration
  • Combined Heat and Power
  • Continuous indoor air quality monitoring


  • The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), which led a charrette on reducing power consumption in the trading and data-center environments
  • The New York State Energy Resource Development Authority (NYSERDA), which helped sponsor the RMI charrette and will contribute almost $1 million for energy modeling, engineering and energy-saving equipment
  • New York State, which through its Green Building Tax Credit will potentially contribute almost $7 million for the project
  • U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which is offering training in support of their latest energy modeling software, Energy Plus