City Point Tower 1


Overview City Point Tower 1 is a high- rise multifamily new development and is one of three towers in the downtown Brooklyn apartment retail complex. The tower consists of commercial and residential space with 251 apartments.

Challenge The developers sought LEED Gold certification. It also includes 20% affordable units and needed to be in compliance with Enterprise Green Community criteria.

Solutions The façade is composed of a glassy, panelized system that is built off-site and assembled on-site. The energy model had to factor in this construction technique to correctly estimate and address potential thermal bridges that could affect thermal comfort. Our sustainability study also included a geothermal heat pump system and smart thermostats. These features led to a 20% more efficient design compared to ASHRAE 90.1 2007 and the previous energy code.

Client BFC Partners

Year 2015

Size 846,000 ft2

Achieved LEED v3 certification

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