This residential building is one of the most sustainable structures in the city.
Each luxe residence at Charlotte offers a sustainable sanctuary so residents can feel good about their environmental footprint every day while living in a truly grandiose space.
Charlotte of the Upper West Side may claim the crown for the most sustainable residential building in New York City, even boasting a Passive House certification (a standard for energy efficiency known to reduce energy consumption for heating and cooling systems). Built by Manhattan-based BKSK Architects between Central and Riverside parks, it’s surrounded by cultural landmarks like the Beacon Theater and Lincoln Center.
Inside, environmentally conscientious terra-cotta louver systems, outside the floor-to-ceiling windows, provide a shading effect, brightening the space year-round. All wood products, from the floors to doors, are Forest Stewardship Council certified, coming from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. Comprised of seven full-floor residences, Charlotte features a Swiss-engineered energy recovery ventilation system that ushers in fresh, outside air.
Each residence features four bedrooms with en suite baths, while the primary bedroom in a separate wing leads to the terrace, overlooking a secluded garden. Offering a fully integrated lighting control system—Lutron RadioRA 2—each home boasts energy-efficient appliances and a high-performance ventilation system. Residences are also quiet thanks to quadruplelayer, triple-paned windows that virtually eliminate outside noise. To top it all off, there’s an impressive fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment. 470 Columbus Ave., 646.437.6492, email@example.com, charlotteuws.com