The Verdesian is a new development in New York that offers its residents unparalleled green luxury. Erected in 2006, the building claims the famed Schuman, Lichtenstein, Claman & Efron as its architects and the well-known Rafael Pelli as its designer. This combination results in one of the most beautiful and luxurious green buildings in New York. The building has an exterior wall system with a vapor and air barrier to lessen random air-infiltration and a natural gas-fired microturbine and cooling system that results in 48 percent lower peak electric demand. With the Verdesian's building management systems, use of natural materials, and energy-efficient elements, it’s no wonder that the Verdesian was named the first Platinum LEED–certified residential high-rise in the United States. The 27 floors of the Verdesian house 252 energy-efficient apartments, all of which are easily accessible via elevator.
The green aspects of the Verdesian extend to the apartments, as well. The floor-to-ceiling windows not only frame stunning views and flood the apartment in natural light, but they do so while being energy efficient and low-E. Custom solar shades provide form and function in the living room. Hardwood Beech floors lend an additional element of warmth and sophistication to the space. The added amenities include high-speed internet, stackable washers and dryers, and a self-controlled heating and cooling system with digital thermostats. High-efficiency lighting, in conjunction with master light switches, helps keep down electricity usage. Each apartment has central air and water filtration systems. Gourmet kitchens are fully equipped with Energy Star–rated stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and cherry wood cabinetry. Marble baths offer luxurious soaking tubs and stainless steel fixtures.
As a new development in New York, the Verdesian has a high standard to live up to, and with its Platinum LEED certification and its impressive list of services and amenities, it not only meets, but surpasses those standards. The green elements of the building, as mentioned above, include air and water filtration systems, cooling systems and energy-efficient windows, thermostats and appliances. Services include the expected doorman and lobby attendant and go on to include a 24-hour concierge, full-service garage and valet and laundry services. There's also a state-of-the-art fitness center, laundry room, bike room, and private storage. There's a children's playroom for the younger set to enjoy. The green spaces include a beautifully verdant garden and lushly landscaped roof deck and rooftop terrace, where residents can relax and enjoy the stunning Battery Park and river views.
The Verdesian enjoys a central location at the northern end of Battery Park City. The building is situated on a riverfront stretch of Battery Park, which affords tenants some truly admirable views. Tribeca is also nearby, and residents have plenty of options for dining, shopping, nightlife and transportation.