The building is also highly water efficient, and features a grey water system created by Gennaro Brooks-Church. The building also features a rainwater catchment system. The filtration system used to treat this water is made up of plexiglass, rocks, plants and soil and also acts as landscaping. The roof is equipped with a hot tub and a small space for container gardens where vegetables and herbs can be grown.
Also, the building was constructed on an old brownfield, from which the hazardous levels of lead were first removed. The site also recently received a Green Site Award given by New York City Mayorâ€™s Office of Environmental Remediation.