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250 Hudson Street
250 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
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Modernizing the 15-story, 330,000-square-foot 250 Hudson into Class A office space provides a green template for aging industrial buildings while helping the City retain top professional jobs. Capital improvements, energy efficiencies, and 100-percent off-grid wind power reduced its annual carbon footprint from 2,768 metric tons to just 475 metric tons. These improvements, coupled with many others, enabled 250 Hudson to earn the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance and certification as Silver under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system in February 2011.

The 1929 reinforced concrete-and-brick clad structure, bordering Broome and Dominick Streets, features 12-foot-high ceilings and huge, sunlit interiors. The 10,000-square-foot lushly planted, slab-reinforced green roof offers panoramic views of the Hudson River. The lobby size was doubled during this renovation and now features mocha creme limestone tiled walls with silver sconces, and metal fusion procelain trim with brushed Cortland Gold limestone baseboards. Jerusalem Gold limestone frames the lobby exterior.

Security upgrades include stainless steel optical turnstiles for controlled access. Two freight elevators were converted to three high-speed passenger elevators. Electrical and communication systems were upgraded, lavatories renovated with new fixtures, and a new cooling tower offers 80 tons/floor. The No. 6 oil-fired steam boiler was converted to dual fuel and now operates almost exclusively in natural gas mode.

Green measures include a High Performance Green Cleaning Policy, an Integrated Pest Management Policy, and a Solid Waste Management Policy. The innovative waste management procedures yield an 85-90 percent recycling rate, with mill-ready products. Efficient T8 fixtures replaced all 3,500 linear fluorescents. The HVAC system overhaul includes new condenser water pumps and two no cooling towers, both with variable frequency drives (VFDs).

The fully renovated 250 Hudson debuted July 2008. New tenants include: PR giant Daniel J. Edelman, advertising agency Momentum, law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernsteim, Dell Computer, American Express, Corbis, and TED Conference. The building is now 92 percent occupied; leases being finalized raise that to 99 percent. The 15,000-square-foot ground floor retail includes fashion designer Rick Owens and Classic Car Club Manhattan.


In April 2011, Jack Resnick && Sons revealed both the ENERGY STAR and LEED Certification Plaques mounted at the entrance to the lobby. A press release highlighting Jack Resnick && Sons? ambition portfolio-wide environmental upgrades and recent certifications at 250 Hudson was released on April 22nd.


Among the many accolades the building has recieved, its tenants Corbis Corporation, Momentum, and the Writers Guild of America East offered the following:

Danielle Fisher, Office Operations, Corbis Corporation: "The staff (management, maintenance, freight operators, cleaning and security) is among the friendliest, professional, most helpful building employees we have encountered. They are quick to respond to any problem or request and always perform their duties in a most pleasant and professional manner."

Terri Manolescu, Director of Facilities Management, Momentum: "The Resnicks have an amazing reputation as landlords in New York City, and being a Class A building such as 250 Hudson is exactly what we were seeking!"

Marsha Seeman, Assistant Executive Director, Writer?s Guild of America East: Writer's Guild of America East: "The Resnick's building management at 250 Hudson has lived up to their reputation of being smart, capable, and cooperative."


Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Jack Resnick && Sons or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Service Provider:
R3 Energy Management

Building Owner:*
Jack Resnick && Sons

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2010 (77)
2012 (76)
2013 (77)
2014 (89)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 332960 sf

Year Constructed: 1929

Contract Type: Internal Resources
Financing Type: Internal Capital

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant
   Other Technologies/Strategies