The Natural Resources Defense Council and New York University will partner to develop benchmarks for commercial tenants’ energy performance.
If successful, the partnership—formed by NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress and the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Center for Market Innovation—will help save businesses money and energy, officials said last week.
NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress will temporarily lease 26,000 square feet of space from Forest City Ratner at Downtown Brooklyn’s Metrotech Center, where it will host its inaugural class of 50 students this fall.
Construction has begun on the space at 1 Metrotech as the school awaits the completion of its new home at nearby 370 Jay Street, slated for completion in 2017.
The Metrotech space will include 83 offices and workstations for faculty and staff; collaborative spaces at the corners of the building; and at least three labs, according to NYU.