One of these quirky New York dome homes could be yours

One of these quirky New York dome homes could be yours

[image of green dome] Last week we brought you luxurious, sustainable homes in the Hamptons, but this week we're in search of quirky dome homes across the New York…

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Cornell Tech to bring the world's first Passive House high-rise building to Roosevelt Island

Cornell Tech to bring the world's first Passive House high-rise building to Roosevelt Island

Construction is slated to start this month on what-will-be the world's first high-rise residential tower built according to Passive House (PH) standards, considered the most rigorous…

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Foster + Partners' 425 Park Avenue set to make history as NYC's first WELL-certified tower

Foster + Partners' 425 Park Avenue set to make history as NYC's first WELL-certified tower

F+P won the international competition to design the new building in 2012. You can view video of the winning proposal here. At this iconic Manhattan address, the tower will be divided…

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New Tappan Zee Bridge will glow with dynamic LED light system by Philips

New Tappan Zee Bridge will glow with dynamic LED light system by Philips

The new Tappan Zee Bridge will glow sustainably, with an LED light system by Royal Philips. Lighting both the roadway and the architectural elements, the bridge will have the capacity…

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BIG reveals that its new design for Two World Trade Center is a tower that's not a tower

BIG reveals that its new design for Two World Trade Center is a tower that's not a tower

https://vimeo.com/130206124 In the must-see video above, BIG founder Bjarke Ingels walks us through his inspiration for the incredible tower. He illustrates how the tower will…

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How a 15,500-pound door protects the Whitney Museum against the effects of climate change

How a 15,500-pound door protects the Whitney Museum against the effects of climate change

Many of New York's elite came out to play when the new Whitney Museum was inaugurated on May 1, 2015, but nobody, except John Whitaker, noticed the 15,500 pound door. Part of a…

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Tour Brooklyn's first net zero-capable solar-powered passive house condo building (PHOTOS)

Tour Brooklyn's first net zero-capable solar-powered passive house condo building (PHOTOS)

R-951 was named for its resilience and high R-value (a measure of thermal resistance) as well as its address at 951 Pacific Street. The first project of Further, Inc., a design/build…

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zeroHouse offers luxurious living in a fully self-sustaining modular home

zeroHouse offers luxurious living in a fully self-sustaining modular home

Unlike more “rustic” interpretations of off-the-grid living, zeroHouse offers an experience that is near luxury at every turn. Intended to house up to 4 adults, zeroHouse has two…

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BKSK Architects' LEED Gold-Seeking Complex Boasts Modern Amenities and Green Space in the East Village

BKSK Architects' LEED Gold-Seeking Complex Boasts Modern Amenities and Green Space in the East Village

New York-based BKSK Architects is aiming high with their latest project, The Jefferson. The 115,000-square-foot, multi-family complex located on the East Village site of a former…

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NYC real estate developers realizing valuable savings with solar power

NYC real estate developers realizing valuable savings with solar power

The dropping price of solar technology is sparking the interest of New York City real estate developers. The roof of the luxurious Atelier building on West 42nd Street was decked out…

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A new Bjarke Ingels Group project is coming to Harlem

A new Bjarke Ingels Group project is coming to Harlem

Will Harlem be the next NYC nabe to get a project by BIG? Earlier this month, Danish architect Bjarke Ingels requested a permit to build a 235,000-square-foot, 233-unit residential…

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NYC developers team up to boost shipping container housing and retail in the city

NYC developers team up to boost shipping container housing and retail in the city

Shipping container homes and shops have been popping up here and there around New York City, but two developers are hoping to bring a lot more of the sustainable design trend to the…

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Industrial modernism meets rustic ski lodge in this eco-conscious Tribeca loft

Industrial modernism meets rustic ski lodge in this eco-conscious Tribeca loft

Industrial modernism meets rustic ski lodge in this Tribeca loft by Jane Kim Design. The NYC-based designer used reclaimed barn wood for the counters and salvaged marble slabs in the…

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The sad reason why One World Trade Center had to scrap its green dreams

The sad reason why One World Trade Center had to scrap its green dreams

When plans for the recently opened One World Trade Center were first made public years ago, they promised to deliver not only one of the tallest and most impressive buildings in the…

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Affordable Green Housing Complex Brings New Urban Living Solutions to the Bronx

Affordable Green Housing Complex Brings New Urban Living Solutions to the Bronx

RKTB Architects recently announced that its sustainable and affordable housing complex in the Bronx, East Clarke Place Court, is now 100% occupied. The 100,000-square-foot…

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Clever Earth-Sheltered House Uses Natural Surroundings to Reduce Energy Needs

Clever Earth-Sheltered House Uses Natural Surroundings to Reduce Energy Needs

Sustainable homes often feature high-tech bells and whistles but John Grzibowski's clever house relies on the power of nature to keep it green. Located in Newburgh, NY, about an…

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Two Winners for 2014 ONE Prize “Smart Dock” Design Competition

Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Two Winners for 2014 ONE Prize “Smart Dock” Design Competition

It may be called the ONE Prize Awards, but there were two first-prize winners this year in a competition to design a new educational facility at The Brooklyn Navy Yard. The…

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Rutgers University Shoots For LEED Certification with Ambitious Campus Redevelopment Plan

Rutgers University Shoots For LEED Certification with Ambitious Campus Redevelopment Plan

Rutgers University has announced that it will be kicking off an ambitious campus redevelopment initiative that will aim for LEED Silver certification. The College Avenue Campus…

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Tour the Eco-Renovated Harlem Home of Orange Is The New Black Star Alysia Reiner

Tour the Eco-Renovated Harlem Home of Orange Is The New Black Star Alysia Reiner

The historic, three-story Harlem townhouse was a rugged brick-walled structure originally built in 1909. From the very beginning, Alysia and David were in love with the space and…

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See How This Studio Apartment Was Converted into a Space-Maximizing 2-Bedroom

See How This Studio Apartment Was Converted into a Space-Maximizing 2-Bedroom

The original layout of the studio apartment. "When we stumbled upon our current place in Boerum Hill, it was really just an empty rectangular studio space with a tiny kitchen and a…

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Why Smaller, Older NYC Rental Buildings Are Missing Out on Green Opportunities

Why Smaller, Older NYC Rental Buildings Are Missing Out on Green Opportunities

A new report from the Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC) titled "All Green Buildings Great and Small" finds that smaller and older NYC rental buildings are missing out on…

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Recycled Stone Company Gives Formerly Incarcerated New Yorkers Jobs and a Second Chance

Recycled Stone Company Gives Formerly Incarcerated New Yorkers Jobs and a Second Chance

NYC green company Urban Stone diverts stone construction waste from landfills and recycles it into green building materials. But in addition to improving the environment, they are also…

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NYC to Install Solar Panels on 24 Public Schools

NYC to Install Solar Panels on 24 Public Schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a $23 million investment to install solar panels on 24 public schools by 2016 as part of his One City, Built to Last green…

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Yogaworks Transforms a Brooklyn Government Building into a Serene Studio

Yogaworks Transforms a Brooklyn Government Building into a Serene Studio

Bi-coastal yoga company Yogaworks recently stretched its limbs into Brooklyn, debuting a new venue that transforms the old Brooklyn Municipal building into a serene studio. Now…

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Check Out the Beautiful Feng Shui Makeover Planned for This Manhattan Hotel

Check Out the Beautiful Feng Shui Makeover Planned for This Manhattan Hotel

When the owners of the 414 Hotel decided to renovate their 22-room boutique hotel located in Midtown Manhattan, they were looking to implement sustainable and energy-efficient…

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