Metropolis recently covered City Harvest's Cohen Community Food Rescue Center.
City Harvest has a strong connection to sustainability through their rescue and distribution of millions of pounds of nutritious food that would otherwise have gone to waste. From the start, they were interested in an energy-efficient building and healthy workplace.
Through Ennead’s design to bring the 19th century structure up to today’s energy standard, the new headquarters will also be LEED Gold certified, featuring many green initiatives including a future rooftop solar array, composting and recycling features throughout the facility, energy-efficient lighting, radiant heating and cooling, and electric charging stations.
The Cohen Community Food Rescue Center -- designed by Ennead Architects (Design Architect, Interior, and Exterior), Rockwell Group (Interior Architectural Design for Event Space & Demonstration Kitchen), and Ware Malcomb (Logistics Spaces and Architect of Record) -- empowers the organization to rescue, store, and distribute twice as much food across the five boroughs of New York.
Read the full article here.