La Preciosa is a new building originally containing 11 stories. It is a 100,000 SF building with a 50,000 SF charter school tenant and co-generation system. The building underwent a complete redesign, removing the large tenant space, transitioning it to 7 stories and 50 residential units.
The building is targeting LEED Platinum with ultra-low energy consumption made possible by heating 75% of domestic water with solar panels, and an ultra-efficient HVAC and lighting systems. This building has attained numerous city and state financial grants.
New York Engineers was involved with the designing of the HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems for the renovated glass washing and sanitizing room. The biological laboratory serves for students and researchers, and as a teaching facility.