Fulton Center, a transit hub in New York City, is the first subway station that has ever received a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating, which granted New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) a LEED Silver certification for the station.
Fulton Center is located on Broadway, between Dey Street and Fulton Street in the Financial District of Manhattan. Engineers created the Fulton Center to be an environmentally responsible 21st century rail transit center. Because of its practical, measurable approaches to sustainable site development, energy efficiency, water savings, indoor environmental quality and materials selection, it earned LEED certification.
LEED is the most-used, third-party verification that MTA uses for green buildings. First created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the rating is the top standard for homes, buildings and communities developed to improve human health performance and the environment.
“The Fulton Center has been the recipient of a number of awards and honors, but this designation is truly special,” Michael Horodniceanu, president of MTA Capital Construction (MTACC), said. “It shows how we married the old with the new to create a state-of-the-art transportation hub, shopping destination and office facility while keeping the environment top of mind.”
Several other MTA facilities have received LEED ratings, including Corona Maintenance in Queens, Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot in Harlem), and the Metro-North Railroad’s office building in North White Plains, 525 North Broadway.