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Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse accepted the NYC Carbon Challenge for commercial offices in 2013, committing to reduce the emissions intensity of their New York City tenancies by 40% from 2006 levels by 2023. Over the course of 10 years, Credit Suisse has reduced its carbon intensity and met the Challenge goal early, achieving a 40% reduction in 2016. Credit Suisse’s achieved the goal by maintaining a consistent downward trend in GHG emissions through continued operational diligence and innovation, and has since extended their GHG emissions reduction goal to 60% by 2025.

In support of its Corporate Climate Action Plan, Credit Suisse met the 40% goal via several strategies:
  • Increased the productivity of real estate floor area through implementation of activity based working.
  • Implemented automated vacancy switching controls to decrease the electrical consumption of plug loads.
  • Decreased the electrical consumption of information technology equipment through desktop and network upgrades.
  • Upgraded air conditioning and ventilation equipment through efficiency upgrades and simpler configurations.
  • Optimized control sequences of mechanical and electrical systems to increase system efficiency.
  • Lowered the peak electrical demand through the automated control of electrical motor operation.

Project Highlight:  Eleven Madison Avenue Renovation

Credit Suisse’s New York campus occupies space within Eleven Madison and One Madison Avenue, located in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. The tenancies contain a diverse mix of space types including offices, trading floors, data centers, conference center, staff restaurants, and fitness center. Credit Suisse has embarked upon a campus wide program of renovation focused on delivering architectural and engineering innovations.

The renovation program includes a complete conversion to LED lighting coupled with integrated day light controls that optimize lighting levels, ventilation, fan speeds and space temperature requirements mapped to occupancy demand. Technology architecture was upgraded to virtualize the desktop computers and was supported by high efficiency network equipment and cooling systems. The staff restaurant kitchen exhaust was upgraded for variable volume exhaust flow indexed for the number of active cooking stations.
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