What is the Viridian Future Project?
Viridian Future has 4 objectives;
- To dramatically renovate 130 West 95th to the highest possible sustainability standard, and to create a comfortable, inviting place to live.
- To inspire others to transform their homes to make a difference to the environment-(imagine if all Manhattan homes had living roofs??)
- To educate youngsters about sustainable living so that when they build their own homes ‘this is just the way we do things’
- 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.