New Climate Change-Focused Research Facility Set to Open on Governors Island

Buttermilk Labs, a partnership of multiple real estate and consulting firms, is planning to open a $15.4 million research and training facility on Governors Island focused on environmental sustainability and climate change. The announcement by the Trust for Governors Island comes as part of New York city’s efforts to combat climate change. Buttermilk Labs was selected through an RFP process to redevelop the 23,000-square-foot Building 301, which originally served as school for children of U.S. Army and Coast Guard personnel; and will control the site under a 55-year ground lease.