In honor of Earth Day on April 22, CityRealty takes a look at new green developments that offer everything from car-charging stations to eco-friendly facades, without sacrificing creative design and the luxury amenities we’ve all now come to expect. And while the U.S. has recently backed away from eco initiatives, these brand contemporary buildings are shining examples of what all developers are capable of delivering.

Projects include: Manhattan View at MiMa, Jardim, 200 East 21st Street, 570 Broome Street, 12 Warren, Staten Island Urby, Circa Central Park, 550 Vanderbilt, 50 West and Nine on the Hudson.

12 Warren

The mesmerizing 12 Warren in Tribeca offers several sustainable elements, including a storm-water collection and reuse system, and heat island effect reduction by using concrete, light grey toned pavers and landscaping elements. In addition, the condo project also discourages construction waste by tracking discard and reusing demolished materials while integrating local and regional materials, including its bluestone facade from upstate New York.