565 Broome Soho aims to be Manhattan’s first ‘Zero Waste’ residential high rise

July 24, 2017

New York City developers have been increasingly competing to seek environment-friendly accreditations based on standards like Passive House, LEED and wellness to distinguish their offerings. Recently “Zero Waste,” defined by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council as, “achieving over 90% diversion of waste from landfills, incinerators and the environment,” is rising in popularity, with good reason: Certified buildings won’t be generating the mountains of garbage that are the bane of NYC living. 565 Broome Soho, the under-construction condominium tower at the crossroads of Soho, Hudson Square and Tribeca, hopes to be Manhattan’s first Zero Waste-certified residential building, CityRealty reports.

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The project has partnered with NYC-based consulting firm Think Zero to achieve the goal of producing very little waste in an effort to maintain a low environmental footprint. The 30-story tower will be the first partnership with a luxury condo for the firm, which specializes in waste reduction and diversion planning.

Think Zero will provide guidance for 565 Broome to achieve accreditation by implementing waste reduction strategies such as recycling, donation programs, providing Zero Waste amenities, and the establishment of a conscientious culture of creating less waste, according to a recent press release.

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The 115-unit tower, designed by the world-renowned office of Renzo Piano, is being developed by Bizzi & Partners Development, Aronov Development and Halpern Real Estate Ventures.

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Construction progress at 565 Broome Soho as of late July (CityRealty).

565 Broome has currently reached a dozen floors above street level and has passed its primary setback. The unique bifurcated design of rounded corners and full-height glass walls optimizes views of the surrounding city. The building’s curtain walls of low-iron insulated glass represent an attempt to provide a greater degree of UV protection and energy efficiency when compared to other glass facades.

Many of 565 Broome’s 115 units are already in contract. Currently listed for sale are nine residences including two-bedrooms priced from $4.025 million, three-bedrooms priced from 5.8 million and four-bedrooms asking $14 million.

Think Zero plans to work with the building’s staff and future occupants to create and implement a process to track waste. “Setting Zero Waste goals and implementing a Zero Waste program in a large luxury building involves a lot of upfront work and the cooperation of all stakeholders in the building, but the benefits are huge,” said Think Zero founding partner of Sarah Currie-Halpern.

Find out more about 565 Broome Soho at CityRealty.


Renderings by Noe & Associates with The Boundary.

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