Mixed-use building in Connecticut is powered by a giant fuel cell

360 state street leed platinum building in connect

Eco Factor: Mixed-use building achieves LEED Platinum with energy saving techniques.

Designed by Becker + Becker Associates, the 360 State Street in New Haven Connecticut is grabbing some headlines with a platinum LEED certification. The development, which is scheduled to open next week, proves how energy-efficient high-rise buildings can green the environment.

360 state street leed platinum building in connect

The 32-story building includes 700,000sqf rental space and is powered by a giant 80,000-pound fuel cell that generates 400KW of power. The building also includes numerous energy-efficient technologies, such as occupancy sensors and heat-recovery systems. The systems help the 500 rentals save energy and reduce carbon footprint.





360 state street leed platinum building in connect

Apart from 500 residential units, the development features 28,000sqf of retail space and a public parking that holds 500 cars and 200 bicycles. A half-acre green roof and an outdoor pool heated by the fuel cell have also been included.

360 state street leed platinum building in connect

360 state street leed platinum building in connect

Via: Housing Watch