Viridian Future 1

Aiming to be not just the most environmentally sustainable townhouse in Manhattan, but a net zero energy home.

What is the Viridian Future Project?


Viridian Future has 4 objectives;

  1. To dramatically renovate 130 West 95th to the highest possible sustainability standard, and to create a comfortable, inviting place to live.
  2. To inspire others to transform their homes to make a difference to the environment-(imagine if all Manhattan homes had living roofs??)
  3. To educate youngsters about sustainable living so that when they build their own homes ‘this is just the way we do things’
  4. To create a proven launch vehicle for a number of other similar renovations under the banner of“Viridian Future”.


Viridian Future was founded by myself, Abel B’Hahn. I am passionate about creating a sustainable future for our planet.

I moved to New York in mid 2012 after spending 6 years in Shanghai, China, where Lorna, my ex wife, was the President of Kraft Foods, China and I was a full time dad, life coach and wrote my first novel.

I have had many careers, including being a building contractor in my 20’s and 30’s.

When I saw the New York sky (Shanghai sky makes such simple pleasures powerful!), Central Park, and met some terrific New Yorkers, I fell ‘totally in love’ with the city.

When a broken down, dirty townhouse came up for sale on the Upper West (West 95th, between Columbus and Amsterdam), a vision started to take shape of a transformation; a ‘totally green’ building, with a living roof, rainwater collection, who knows how far it could go…

The offer was accepted and the deal closed on the 28 February, 2013 and then the project began.


Web Design by Abel B'Hahn, with grateful thanks to The Story of Us | VIRIDIAN FUTURE 1 | New York, New York, USA