New York’s Village Green West, located at the intersection of the West Village, Chelsea and the Meatpacking District in Manhattan, combines the best of the past and the future, as its aesthetics resemble beautiful building structures of days gone by, but its focus on efficiency provides residents a look into the future. With expected occupancy in 2015, environmentally conscious efforts are the focus of the construction process; the finishes are no different: All of the woods are FSC certified and none of the paints used contain VOCs. Village-Green-West.pngThe commitment to sustainable living does not end there, as the building is targeting LEED Gold certification. Village Green West has many green features that stand out, and some of those are tempered filtered fresh air, a green roof terrace, bicycle storage and a wellness center. Located in one of Manhattan’s hippest areas, the building is also a stone’s throw away from galleries, shopping and nightlife. In fact, the Walk Score is a perfect 100. Each unit includes a multitude of eco-friendly features, such as wind-generated electricity sources, Energy Star-rated kitchen appliances and high-efficiency toilets. The proposed heating and cooling systems will reportedly cut energy costs by 50%. Many of the materials used inside the units are also locally sourced. Current unit availability and purchasing information can be found on Corcoran Real Estate Group’s website here. At press time, available units range from $1.2 million for a one-bed, one-bath, 644-square-foot unit to $7.5 million for a four-bed, three-bath, 2,713-square-foot unit. The building is also home to four full-floor penthouses.