In early December, Great Forest client Deutsche Bank hosted a Sustainability Tour for students at Hunter College to showcase the green elements of its Americas headquarters at 60 Wall Street.
The tour was attended by students enrolled in the “Sustainability, Green Buildings and Health,” course taught by Professor Jack Caravanos and Great Forest Director of Sustainability Anna Dengler.
While the concept of “green buildings” often focuses on newly constructed buildings, Deutsche Bank was able to show how an existing building like 60 Wall Street can easily implement sustainable initiatives.
Led by Koley MacKay, Jones Lang LaSalle Energy & Sustainability Manager for Deutsche Bank Americas, the tour gave students a first-hand look at the range of sustainability initiatives at the building, including:
- an industry-leading recycling and composting program, which is averaging 88% in its diversion ratios.
- a real-time Energy Flow Monitoring System installed in the engineering control room.
- the water saving Condensate Reclamation System in the chiller room.
- a “hands-free” green restroom currently being piloted on the 34th floor. The restroom uses a range of motion-sensor technologies and water saving devices, including newly installed High Efficiency Waterless Urinals and 0.5 gpm aerators on all faucets.