Transformed Historic Domino Sugar Refinery Reopens Its Doors as a Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Building

The historic Domino Sugar Refinery has once again reopened its doors along Williamsburg’s waterfront within the multi-building, mixed-use Domino Sugar Factory complex as a 15-story, 460,000-square-foot office building. Over 10-years in the making the adaptive-reuse of the former refinery structure preserves the 1800s-era historic structure while delivering modern-day commercial space by inserting a “contemporary building in the sleeve of the historic structure.” An energy-efficient LED replica of the iconic “Domino Sugar” neon sign has retaken its place on the building’s exterior; and the building’s all-electric mechanical system establishes it as “one of only a handful of large buildings city-wide to have net-zero carbon emissions. In addition, all the wastewater generated by The Refinery at Domino is treated through its private water reused system and reused onsite.