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INHABITAT:It may seem like common sense, but in most cases, are the sustainability benefits of retrofitting an existing building greater than just building a new building?

Stephen: A tremendous amount of GHGs are produced constructing a building. From making concrete, to transporting supplies. Without a doubt there are times when a new building is the best solution for a site. Look at the AOL Time Warner Building versus the old convention center previously at that site. Clearly, the project developer created tremendous value here. However, we also have such a bounty of relevant existing buildings in NYC. We need to make sure that we’re not tearing down some of these gems. Look at all the conversions and how prices of warehouse buildings skyrocket as they are converted to residential, or commercial. NYC’s meatpacking district is a great example of this. We simply can’t rebuild some of the things built seventy-five years ago.

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  1. nicolapiro October 3, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Proseguire su questa via tenendo un occhio alla città.

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