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The Solaire is a 27-story luxury rental building in Battery Park located at 20 River Terrace next to the Nelson A. Rockefeller Park. Developed by The Albanese Organization, the eco-tower was the first high-rise residential building in the United States to be awarded LEED certification. Completed in 2003, The Solaire was built to be 35% more energy-efficient than code, and actually uses 67% less energy than similarly-sized buildings during peak times.

Residents of The Solaire enjoy access to an indoor bike storage, on-site fitness center, children’s playroom and rooftop garden. The green roof provides extra insulation for the building and helps reduce urban heat island effect and absorb rainwater. Inside, the one, two, and three bedroom apartments enjoy views of the city and river, high indoor air quality, energy-efficient appliances and filtered water. The exterior features building integrated photovoltaics to provide some electricity for residents and a building management system controls helps to maximize energy efficiency.

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