Project profile: Greyston Bakery
Built on a 1.6-acre brownfield site in Yonkers, New York, the Greyston Bakery is a state-of-the-art production bakery. This project is the intended catalyst to revitalize this blighted area. The new bakery is a continuous, automated machine to produce brownies and other baked products. Incoming sugar, flour, and cocoa are pumped to silos from an over-the-road tanker. From the silos, the ingredients are pumped to automated mixers, and a batter is created, formed, and then baked in a 40-foot-long tunnel oven. After the bake, two continuous spirals gradually cool the product, which is finally packaged and shipped.
(2004 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects recipient)