Gallery: Green Buildings Sweep the 2011 Brooklyn Building Awards

photo © Jeff Goldberg/Esto for Ennead Architects
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce just announced the 13 winners of this year's Building Brooklyn Awards, and we were thrilled to see that green architecture accounted for almost all of the winners. Chosen by a panel of architects, planners, and city officials, the developments range from parks to apartment buildings to public service facilities. The fact that green buildings or renovations accounted for almost all of the winners proves that sustainable building is important to our city's officials. The official award ceremony will be held Thursday, July 14 2011. Hit the jump for more information about the green winners.

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  1. lazyreader May 18, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Why do architects get credit for simply refurbishing older buildings. And do the benefits promised really save energy at all. Apparently construction equipment runs on sunshine and rainbows.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkSadDR4rho