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 Abel B’Hahn, who is passionate about creating a sustainable future for our planet.
He moved to New York in mid 2012 after spending 6 years in Shanghai, China, where Lorna, his ex wife, was the President of Kraft Foods, China and Abel was a full time dad, life coach and wrote his first novel.
Abel has had many careers, including being a building contractor in his 20’s and 30’s.
When he saw the New York sky (Shanghai sky makes such simple pleasures powerful!), Central Park, and met some terrific New Yorkers, he 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.