Manhattan’s West Village increased its count of sustainable developments as Witkoff announced the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) awarded LEED Gold certification to 150 Charles Street, a 338,000-square-foot luxury condominium community developed in the former Whitehall storage warehouse.
The building’s energy and water efficiency, as well as its regionally sourced materials and indoor air quality, were key factors in the USGBCS’s valuation.
“Achieving LEED certification is more than implementing sustainable practices. It represents a commitment to making the world a better place and influencing others to do better,” Mahesh Ramanujam, president & CEO of the USGBC, said in prepared remarks. “Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection and the central role of the building industry in that effort, Witkoff demonstrates their leadership through their LEED certification of 150 Charles Street.”
The condominiums opened in December 2015 and feature 91 individually designed high-end residences overlooking the Hudson River and Hudson River Park as well as more than 33,000 square feet of private green spaces. Designed by Cook + Fox Architects and Alan Wanzenberg Design, the property includes amenities such as a 3,000-square-foot fitness center with two private exercise studios, a 75-foot lap pool with adjoining hot tub, an entertainment lounge, a children’s playroom, doorman and concierge.
“Since we first began the planning process for 150 Charles Street, our vision was to design a high quality residential tower that complemented the historic appeal and inherent beauty of the West Village neighborhood while offering the very best in upscale living, energy-efficiency and sustainability,” added Steve Witkoff, chairman & CEO of Witkoff. “The prestigious LEED certification is something we are very proud to have achieved and is a reflection of our ability to positively impact the environment and our communities.”
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