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Audubon National Society Headquarters

New York, NY 10014 US
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Audubon has been a long time leader in not just nature conservancy, but has a history of adapting sustainable office architecture. This 28,000 square foot office renovation will be the new Audubon Society national home. The organization’s new office will maintain their dedication to cost effective, state-of-the-art-technology with a design that provides a healthy and productive work environment for staff and visitors, while minimizing its impact on the environment.  Key components of the design demonstrate a dedication to the occupant experience through open space planning, a keen focus on increasing daylight, providing under floor thermal occupant controls and more.



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YR&G's role was to implement the client's sustainability goals, which included LEED certification, a reduction in energy costs, optimizing the design by assisting the design team, overseeing the sustainability goals throughout the construction process, integrating with all team members to ensure solidity of the green design goals, and to coordinate the project’s NYSERDA incentive process.  YR&G was also instrumental in interfacing with a video crew helping to ensure that the marketing and media messaging effectively conveyed the projects’ sustainability efforts.


  • Achieved 30% + water use reduction
  • 35% Reduction in lighting power density
  • Utilized an under floor air system giving all occupants thermal controls
  • 26% of all materials were salvaged including the raised floor system and wood timbers from a barn in upstate NY
  • Achieved daylight and views for over 90% of spaces
  • $20,000 back in NYSERDA rebates from lighting and HVAC


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