Featured: The Interchurch Center


475 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10115

Quick Facts

  • ENERGY STAR rating of 84
  • ​HVAC upgrades
  • Lighting system upgrades


In seeking to comply with New York City’s various local building regulations, the Interchurch Center recognized certain areas were improvements could be made to bring this building into the modern age. Contractors started by making many energy efficient improvements including windows and roof replacement and installation of thermo jackets on heating related equipments. This project has culminated with an ENERGY STAR rating of 84.

What Makes this Property Great

  • Replaced ~ 1,300 windows with new energy efficient windows
  • Installed new roofing and retrofitted older T-12 light fixtures with T-8 electronic ballasts throughout the building
  • Implemented new steam valve/trap maintenance
  • Replaced older pump/motor with new efficient pump/motor
  • Installed thermo jackets on heating related equipments such as boilers, heat valves, traps, etc.

Building Info

  • Project Type: Retrofit
  • Building Type: Commercial
  • Year Built: 1959
  • Property Square Footage: 604557 sqft
  • Year Project Completed: 2014
  • Occupied During Project? [Yes/No]


“If one looks carefully enough, there are many places where energy can be reduced without impacting building operation and for older buildings, more can be done with replacing obsolete equipment with efficient equipment.”

Building/Project Team

  • Building Owner: The Interchurch Center
  • Property Manager: Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Case Study Information Provided By: ENERGY STAR