The building in our ad is a model of sustainability. In fact, it was one of the first buildings in New York to earn a LEED Gold Certification for its low environmental impact.
So how were its architects able to provide better air quality for the people who live there? Their solution was a rainscreen system — a ventilated space between the steel facade of the building and the interior cladding. Located in the base of the tower, this gap between surfaces removes moisture and allows natural air to constantly circulate through the apartments and common spaces.
This novel approach is just one way architects are lowering our reliance on air conditioning and how much energy we use.
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