THE BROMPTON AND THE HARRISON
Related Companies Distinguished Residences to Achieve High-Level "Green" Standards, Registered for LEED Silver Certification
New York, New York (April 7, 2008) - Related Companies, one of the nation's leading residential developers, demonstrates its on-going commitment to developing high-performance, sustainable buildings with The Brompton and The Harrison, two luxury condominium residences in New York City designed by renowned architect, Robert A.M. Stern.
Currently under construction, The Brompton, located at 205 East 85th Street, and The Harrison, perfectly placed at 205 West 76th Street, are registered with the U.S. Green Building Council for anticipated LEED Silver Certification, the benchmark for high-performance green building, which encompasses energy efficiency, sustainable building materials, water conservation and indoor environmental air quality.
Both The Brompton and The Harrison will achieve a high level of green performance in many aspects of the building. Both residences are designed and constructed to provide superior indoor air quality through pressurized corridors and impeccably sealed residential units and the use of low-VOC adhesives, sealants, paints and carpets.
Maximizing efficient heating and cooling is achieved at both residences with the use of paving, terraces, setbacks and roofing materials chosen for their reflectivity and emissivity properties. The use of elements which have a very high Solar Reflectance Index has been stressed throughout the design process. Materials were also chosen to maximize the function of the buildings'outdoor areas as well as achieve the overall Solar Reflectance Index value which will lessen the overall heat island effect of each building.
Related Companies' support of renewable energy has been one of the main priorities in the development of The Brompton and The Harrison. Realizing the opportunity to lessen the effects that energy consumption has on air quality and the importance of being environmentally responsible, The Brompton and The Harrison will purchase clean renewable energy to offset the daily consumption to power the residences. By purchasing clean energy, The Brompton and The Harrison directly contribute to the development of clean power sources and reduce the need for harmful fossil fuels.
In addition, limiting water use for landscaping was also a priority in the design of the two luxury condominiums. Roof tops and outdoor amenity spaces are landscaped with native and adaptive species of plants, which are drought tolerant and cultivated to thrive in New York City with limited maintenance. Landscape architects were consulted for temporary drip irrigation systems for irrigation by means of hose bibs in the backyards. It was also a goal to design high-end luxurious gardens using only native plantings.
The Brompton, another in the line of highly successful collaborations between Related Companies and celebrated architect, Robert A.M. Stern, is the evolution of a long-standing commitment of the two firms to classic design and beautifully proportioned contemporary homes with lasting value, character and permanence. Stern's sumptuous three to four bedroom homes are graciously proportioned and richly detailed with exquisite finishes and advanced residential technology.
The Harrison is a classically inspired luxury condominium residence designed by world-renowned architect, Robert A.M. Stern. Its stately architecture features two intimate towers of 132 gracious residences reminiscent of pre-war buildings that line the Upper West Side. The Harrison offers three to four bedroom, family-sized luxury residences, some with a study. All residences at The Harrison are fully wired with integrated technology for high-speed internet, cable and voice and data distribution outlets. Additionally, The Harrison encourages bicycle use among its residents. Whether for biking to work or pleasure, residents will benefit from the many bicycle racks and storage area to be provided for the tenants. Additionally, with the inclusion of a parking garage in the building, The Harrison is able to provide incentives to encourage the use of hybrid and fuel efficient cars as well as encourage carpooling among residents. Reserving parking spaces will offer the shortest wait time for the owners of fuel efficient cars and those who carpool.
On a more personal scale, the use of alternative transportation is encouraged at both The Brompton (www.thebromptonnyc.com.) and The Harrison (www.theharrison76.com.) and easily facilitated for residents with close proximity to important mass transit hubs on both the Upper East Side and Upper West Side where a host of options for public transportation include multiple bus and subway lines.
Related Companies, formed thirty five years ago, is considered the most prominent privately owned real estate development firm in the United States. Headquartered in New York City, Related has offices and major developments in Aspen/Snowmass, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco with divisions in development, acquisitions, property management, marketing and sales. To date, Related has developed or acquired real estate assets worth over $15 billion with another $9 billion currently in development. In 2004, Related completed the development of New York City's newest landmark, Time Warner Center. Related is staunchly committed to sustainable design with over $6 billion in green development underway or completed. The firm developed one of the first green residential buildings in the nation, Tribeca Green in Battery Park City, New York and the Midwest's first green residential building, 340 on the Park in Chicago and is developing one of the country's first green neighborhoods in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Related is also currently developing eight new LEED-certified residential buildings. For more information about Related Companies please visit www.related.com.