More LEED-certified buildings are being developed than ever, as it seems to be a new standard for luxury condominiums. Here are three of the newest and most eco-friendly buildings in Manhattan, all perfectly designed with environmentally-friendly practices in mind.
This futuristic 10-story green building is among some of the finest newly developed condos in Chelsea. Offering condos with floors lines with white oak that are FSC-certified, floor-to-ceiling steel-framed windows that have energy-efficient low-E glass, an air filtration system, fireplace, balconies, and high ceilings. Amenities include a 24-hour doorman and concierge service, on-site green landscaped garden, rooftop deck, and more. This building is also just a short walk from several subway stations, upscale restaurants, nightlife hot-spots, boutiques, cafes, and grocery stores.
Located in Murray Hill is this beautiful 12-story eco-friendly development placed on a tree-lined street, near several parks, as well as some of the best restaurants and shops you’ll find in the city. Craftily designed to maximize efficiency with modern green technology in each home such as energy efficient kitchen appliances and light fixtures, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for lots of natural light. Homes also feature private balconies, a fireplace, hardwood floors, wooden cabinetry, and marble countertops. The building itself also offers a children’s playroom, fitness center complete with a yoga studio, and pool, and excellent Manhattan views from the rooftop deck.
This boutique seven-story building in the Upper East Side holds only nine three-to- four-bedroom homes that are all packed with eco-friendly amenities. Each unit features a fireplace, hardwood floors, high ceilings, walk-in-closets, and some include open-air terraces, balconies or bay windows, while others include a library or private study area. Every kitchen comes with granite countertops, Bosch appliances, and more. Residents have access to the buildings lovely lavish amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, bike room, beautiful green garden, children’s playroom, and wine cellar.