1 Bryant Park

OVERVIEW

The first skyscraper to attain a Platinum LEED Certification, The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park is one of the most ecologically-friendly structures in the world. The building includes a state-of-the-art HVAC system utilizing air column units, under-floor air distribution, co-generation, ice storage and highly efficient chilled and condenser water systems. Needing an efficient management system to operate these components, owners The Durst Organization and Bank of America turned to the only name they could trust. TEC Systems successfully installed and continues to maintain a Honeywell EBI system with redundant servers, six workstations, over 100 XL1000 controllers and over 1400 VAV controllers. It was this system which helped the Tower receive the 2010 Best Tall Building Americas award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

After successfully installation, we went a step further, creating a user interface to monitor key system data points. WIth a custom facility overview displayed as a persistent screen on a 42” display in their office, building engineers can quickly and easily monitor the performance and status of all major building operations. Additionally, the view is displayed in the building’s chiller plant on eight, tiled 42” monitors. This oversized screen not only lets building engineers monitor the building; it also acts as an educational tool for the many people who tour the building to learn about its environmentally-friendly features.

 

EBI front end workstation, 120 XLWeb controllers

HIGHLIGHTS

  • One billion project
  • First commercial tower in New York to earn platinum-level LEED® Certification-Planned
  • Sustainable innovations include more than 600,000 sq.-ft. of high-performance insulating glass in floor-to-ceiling windows that permit maximum daylight and double-wall technology to distribute heat.
  • 4.6 megawatt cogeneration plant to provide clean, efficient power source for the building’s energy requirements
  • Complete facility automation through a state-of-the-art environmental controls system running on Honeywell technology
  • Reduction of energy consumption by a minimum of 50 percent, and the use of portable water by 50 percent.