hMa’s Battery Park Community Center is designed to meet the standards for a Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating. hMa believes that good buildings should have the efficiency of the best hybrid cars.
hMa has experience designing buildings using passive energy systems including solar panels, geo-thermal energy, and other sustainable sources. We hope to achieve zero carbon footprint in 2009. hMa was part of the team that drafted the original Green Guidelines for Battery Park City. We’ve used our experience and expertise from multiple projects to create green standards that we apply to all projects.