The sustainable building world has been buzzing this week with the latest news that the world’s tallest solar photovoltaic array system has been completed in New York.
Located at the very top of the Americas headquarters building at 737 feet on the city’s iconic Wall Street, the array is predicted to reduce carbon emission outputs in the dense and populated major city by 100 metric tonnes per year. This will help reduce the carbon offset of the company, who are currently on a mission to reach a carbon neutral status across all banks.
Owned by Deutsche Bank, the massive renewable energy system is just one more step in the both the company, and the city’s green path, which they have continuously shown their commitment to.
It will set a benchmark for New York, the city clearly showing its dedication to going green. The city has produced such homegrown initiatives as the High Line and Low Line, incredible infrastructure retrofits and is currently progressing with plans to green roof all of their available rooftop spaces.
The bank itself has also reaffirmed its green initiative, promising that this is but one major project completed in their large repertoire.
“We are firmly committed to being a leader in sustainability and innovation” says Deutsche Bank CEO Seth Waugh, “This project is one part of a comprehensive global program to reduce the Bank’s consumption of fossil fuels and shift to more renewable sources of energy. Our goal is to neutralise the Bank’s global CO2 emissions by 2013”.