Located in the Center City Building in downtown Schenectady, this project focuses on reinforcing the urban fabric. The existing four story 170,000 square foot mixed use building was designed to include the new state of the art 29,000 square foot urban YMCA. The facility incorporates high-efficiency lighting with occupancy controls, high-efficiency HVAC equipment with a digitally controlled building management system served from a central power plant at Proctors Theater, a 9,000 square foot NCAA regulation Gymnasium, the area’s largest YMCA wellness center, Sauna Room, Steam Room, Cardio Area, Aerobics Studio, Teen Center and Spinning Studio. Membership has increased dramatically when the new facility was opened. The integration of sustainable building practices will enhance this development’s contributions as a vibrant destination in the city.