NYPD Station Will Be Plant-Covered, Energy-Optimized Civic Center

NYPD Station Will Be Plant-Covered, Energy-Optimized Civic Center

To protect and serve...civic engagement and sustainable building practices

Rob Kleiman
  • 16 february 2016

New York’s boys in blue are about to go green. The new 40th Precinct Station in Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx, New York will be the first NYPD station with a green roof. The design of the new building is handled by Denmark’s architectural firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). From the outside, the 40th Precinct resembles a stack of bricks, which pulls some design inspiration from early NYC police stations. Each roof of the stacked building will have sedum plants covering it, with the plants being visible from all floors and office interiors. The building will use non-reflective materials such as sandblasted concrete to optimize the building’s energy performance. With the careful design considerations, the new station will surpass the requirements necessary for LEED Silver certification.

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