FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Completed

2008

Type & Size

14,000 sf Extensive Green Roof

Services Provided

  • Installation
  • Maintenance

 

LOCATION: MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY

A 14,000 sf extensive green roof on top of the Fashion Institute of Technology cools the building and cleans the water and air around it. This vegetated roof absorbs stormwater and air pollutants. The green roof absorbs about 5400 lbs of particulate matter (CO2) each year, which is equal to removing 203 commuter cars from the road driving an average of 12,500 miles per year. The green roof means that HVAC air entering the building will be significantly cleaner and the building will be cooler saving energy and money. And, this large green roof markedly improves the viewshed from surrounding highrises.