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1290 Ave of Americas
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10104
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Built in 1963, 1290 Avenue of the Americas occupies an entire city block between 51st and 52nd streets along the eastern side of 6th Avenue in New York City. The building contains approximately two million square feet of office and retail space across 44 floors. The property underwent substantial upgrades and renovations in 1996, with additional energy saving enhancement projects occurring under Vornado Realty Trust’s management since 2007.

Energy improvement projects implemented at 1290 Avenue of the Americas include:
• Optimizing the existing steam chiller plant with steam control panels
• Adding an electric chiller for shoulder seasons
• Adding variable frequency drives (VFD) on all chilled and condenser water pumps
• Adding VFDs on all primary fan units serving the office component
• Adding variable air volumes (VAV) on all interior air handling units (AHU)

These improvements contributed to the building achieving LEED Silver certification in 2011 and LEED recertification in 2016. As the building’s owner, Vornado adheres to the principles in ENERGY STAR®’s Guidelines for Energy Management when making capital investment considerations for 1290 Avenue of the Americas.

Sustainable initiatives at the building include a Cleaning Industry Management Standard-Green Building (CIMS-GB) and Green Seal certified cleaning program, semi-annual air quality testing, and comprehensive recycling. All tenants are submetered for electricity consumption and can view their performance through Vornado’s Energy Information Portal, which provides data in 15-minute increments. The building hosts and participates in several energy and waste conservation events throughout the year, including two electronic waste recycling drives, Daylight Hour, and Earth Hour. Vornado Realty Trust is proud to have supported the ENERGY STAR certification at 1290 Avenue of the Americas for superior energy performance and seeks to further improve energy efficiency at the building.






Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Vornado Realty Trust 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.

Building Owner:*
Vornado Realty Trust

Property Manager:*
Vornado Realty Trust

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2009 (75)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 2107156 sf

Year Constructed: 1963

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant