NYC's green building programs are on target to reduce GHG emissions 80% by 2050

NYC's green building programs are on target to reduce GHG emissions 80% by 2050

Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced progress on several green building programs that will get closer to the city's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050.…

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UGE is building a massive rooftop solar array atop this popular Brooklyn church

UGE is building a massive rooftop solar array atop this popular Brooklyn church

Leading energy solutions firm UGE International (UGE) is in the process of installing a 261 kW rooftop solar project for a non-denominational church in South Brooklyn. Christian…

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Light-filled Jersey Shore home boasts storm-resilient features and uses 85 percent less energy

Light-filled Jersey Shore home boasts storm-resilient features and uses 85 percent less energy

Related: Storm-resilient SURE HOUSE can even charge your neighbors’ devices during blackouts Via Houzz Tour Photography by Eric Roth Photography

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Fashion stylist's tiny reclaimed wood cabin is the perfect escape from NYC

Fashion stylist's tiny reclaimed wood cabin is the perfect escape from NYC

Although the fashion world may be notoriious for its hectic rythmn and superficial lifestyle, there are some who just seem to get it. To escape the hustle and bustle of NYC's fashion…

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Shipping container tower transforms Brooklyn carriage house into a bright orange oasis

Shipping container tower transforms Brooklyn carriage house into a bright orange oasis

Related: + Karim Rashid’s Vibrant Chelsea Office Renovated From an Old NY Carriage House Via LOT-EK Irving Place Carriage House, Markus Linnenbrink, Cindy Rucker,…

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Project Farmhouse community space with wall of edible plants coming to Union Square

Project Farmhouse community space with wall of edible plants coming to Union Square

Union Square will soon become home to a unique space with a living…

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Breaking Ground opens ultra-sustainable supportive housing complex in the Bronx

Breaking Ground opens ultra-sustainable supportive housing complex in the Bronx

Related: Breaking Ground’s Park House to provide sustainable housing for 248 low-income families in the Bronx + COOKFOX Architects + Breaking Ground

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Trendy Urby waterfront community is the first in NY with its own farm, bodega and urban beehive

Trendy Urby waterfront community is the first in NY with its own farm, bodega and urban beehive

Move over, Brooklyn. Staten Island is now home to a trendy new waterfront community that's giving the Kingsborough a run for its money. Dubbed Urby, the 900-unit rental complex in…

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Etsy's new Brooklyn headquarters is a green oasis filled with vertical gardens and sustainable features

Etsy's new Brooklyn headquarters is a green oasis filled with vertical gardens and sustainable features

Related: Via Huffington Post Etsy’s new headquarters in Brooklyn, Living Building Challenge, Forest Stewardship Council wood, well-managed forests, green building, sustainable…

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This is the first MTA subway station ever to be awarded LEED Certification

This is the first MTA subway station ever to be awarded LEED Certification

Related: "The Fulton Center's LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership," says Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. "The urgency of USGBC's…

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VIDEO: World's tallest Passive House building rises at Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island

VIDEO: World's tallest Passive House building rises at Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island

Cornell Tech will offer a first look inside its residential building, the first residential Passive House high rise and the tallest Passive House in the world. Passive House is the…

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Sneak a peek at the gargantuan green wall coming to Tadao Ando's 152 Elizabeth Street condos

Sneak a peek at the gargantuan green wall coming to Tadao Ando's 152 Elizabeth Street condos

Previously, we reported http://inhabitat.com/nyc/tadao-andos-first-new-york-condominium-design-features-one-of-the-largest-green-walls-in-the-city/ on the preliminary designs produced…

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Rooftop park and LEED Gold-seeking tower coming to vacant building in Long Island City

Rooftop park and LEED Gold-seeking tower coming to vacant building in Long Island City

“We are investing in this community because Queens is our home and we believe strongly in the neighborhood,” said Peter Kosteas, commercial property manager of Alma Realty. “In…

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LEED Gold-seeking 10 Hudson Yards marks mega-development's first completed building

LEED Gold-seeking 10 Hudson Yards marks mega-development's first completed building

Related: Hudson Yards to Get a Massive 51-Story LEED Gold Commercial Complex + Kohn Pedersen Fox + 10 Hudson Yards Via Curbed NY Images via Steve Freihon and 10 Hudson…

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New Dock 72 technology hub breaks ground at Brooklyn Navy Yard

New Dock 72 technology hub breaks ground at Brooklyn Navy Yard

Related: “We are, quite literally, doubling down on good jobs at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The 4,000 living wage jobs at Dock 72 are a key part of that commitment. This project…

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AeroFarms is building the world's largest indoor vertical farm just 45 mins from Manhattan

AeroFarms is building the world's largest indoor vertical farm just 45 mins from Manhattan

AeroFarms broke ground last summer in Newark on what they are planning to be the world’s largest indoor vertical farm, as well as the company’s new headquarters. Using large scale…

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A new Passive House residential tower is coming to the Bronx

A new Passive House residential tower is coming to the Bronx

Like most of Bronx area, the Mott Haven neighborhood is becoming a magnet for new construction projects. However, Mott Haven is soon to stand out in terms of green design thanks to a…

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NYC's first passive apartment building set to open next month

NYC's first passive apartment building set to open next month

Related: Construction on Greenpoint’s passive house project moves forward Perch Harlem is slated to be completed by May 2106, while they are also planning to build another one…

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NYC launching sustainability boot camp to help building owners meet emissions goals

NYC launching sustainability boot camp to help building owners meet emissions goals

NYC leaders have set some lofty goals for greening the city, with a focus on slashing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Recent studies have shown how improvements in heating…

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Apple receives Landmarks Conservancy award for preserving Manhattan’s historic architecture

Apple receives Landmarks Conservancy award for preserving Manhattan’s historic architecture

While Apple’s most iconic store is its flagship glass cube on Fifth Avenue, the company has since moved on to occupy some of the city’s most beautiful Beaux Arts buildings. The…

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New laws will require NYC-owned building projects to slash energy usage in half

New laws will require NYC-owned building projects to slash energy usage in half

New York is strengthening its position as a leading city in green architecture and construction, marked by the passage of two new laws that up the ante for new buildings and major…

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The Bridge at Cornell Tech: Forest City releases new images of crystalline incubator building on Roosevelt Island

The Bridge at Cornell Tech: Forest City releases new images of crystalline incubator building on Roosevelt Island

cornell tech, cornell roosevelt island, roosevelt island, cornell tech campus, weiss/manfredi WEISS/MANFREDI The first-of-its-kind building, opening summer 2017 on Cornell Tech's…

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Construction on Greenpoint's passive house project moves forward

Construction on Greenpoint's passive house project moves forward

Related: Inside the New Williamsburg Passive House by Loadingdock5 + Loadingdock5 Via Curbed NY Greenpoint Passive House Project, Loadingdock5, 152 Freeman, sustainable…

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Coney Island icon to be transformed into LEED-seeking amphitheater

Coney Island icon to be transformed into LEED-seeking amphitheater

http://www.kingscountypolitics.com/coney-island-welcomes-amphitheater-childs-building/ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/15/nyregion/a-crumbling-coney-island-landmark-is-getting-a-makeove…

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