Tour the Newly Renovated LEED Silver-Seeking Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum (PHOTOS)

Tour the Newly Renovated LEED Silver-Seeking Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum (PHOTOS)

New Yorkers and visitors alike will benefit from Cooper Hewitt’s new look, whether they’re design fans or not. The restored gardens (originally designed by Richard Schermerhorn Jr.), grounds and museum café will now be open to the public – not just museum-goers

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Tour Bed-Stuy’s Bright and Airy LEED Gold Acacia Apartments

Tour Bed-Stuy’s Bright and Airy LEED Gold Acacia Apartments

The eco-friendly apartment building has one, two and three-bedroom rentals varying in size from 664 to 1,177-sq-ft, and some even come with balconies. The 9-story building offers 105 units with rent for 1-bedroom units at $2,015 and rent for two-bedrooms at

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Green-Roofed Solaire Tower Offers LEED Gold Luxury Living in Battery Park

Green-Roofed Solaire Tower Offers LEED Gold Luxury Living in Battery Park

The Solaire is a 27-story luxury rental building in Battery Park located at 20 River Terrace next to the Nelson A. Rockefeller Park. Developed by The Albanese Organization, the eco-tower was the first high-rise residential building in the United States to

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PHOTOS: The New Tavern on the Green is Aiming for LEED Silver Certification

PHOTOS: The New Tavern on the Green is Aiming for LEED Silver Certification

As most New Yorkers now know from reading the numerous anticipatory articles about the re-opening, Tavern On The Green was originally a sheepfold built in 1870 to house 200 sheep who used the adjacent Central Park’s Sheep Meadow as an eatery of their own.

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New 103,000-Sq-Ft LEED-Certified Manny Cantor Center and Gym Opens on the Lower East Side

New 103,000-Sq-Ft LEED-Certified Manny Cantor Center and Gym Opens on the Lower East Side

“The Manny Cantor Center’s state-of-the-art facilities have the incredible opportunity to serve the Lower East Side community in a way that speaks to its enormously diverse, creative and vibrant population,” said Rabbi Joanna Samuels, Executive Director

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Spends the Night at the Space-Age LEED Gold Yotel in Times Square

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Spends the Night at the Space-Age LEED Gold Yotel in Times Square

Guests are greeted by Yotel’s famous luggage-toting robot at the Tenth Avenue entrance, which uses its 20-foot arm to safely stores suitcases and bags. Automatic check-in kiosks also greet visitors on the ground floor. If its human interaction you crave,

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CodeGreen Solutions Helps 1251 Avenue of the Americas Earn LEED-EB Silver Certification

CodeGreen Solutions Helps 1251 Avenue of the Americas Earn LEED-EB Silver Certification

Photo: Dan Deluca

One of the tallest buildings in New York City has earned LEED-EB Silver thanks to the help of LEED consultants CodeGreen Solutions. Located in the heart of Midtown at the edge of Rockefeller Center, the 54-story International Style office

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Manhattan’s Luxurious NoMad Hotel Achieves LEED Gold Status

Manhattan’s Luxurious NoMad Hotel Achieves LEED Gold Status

The NoMad, which sits at the corner of Broadway and 28th Street, is an adaptive reuse project that brings a luxury destination to a previously unactivated area between Herald Square and the Flatiron district. The property boasts hotel rooms with real New York

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Landscape Design Alumni Series: Landscape Design Can LEED to Sustainability

Landscape Design Alumni Series: Landscape Design Can LEED to Sustainability

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is transforming the built environment, resulting in projects that meet the highest green standards for energy and water efficiency, environmentally friendly building materials, and healthy communities.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Shows Interest in LEED-Certified Greenwich Village Duplex

Leonardo DiCaprio Shows Interest in LEED-Certified Greenwich Village Duplex

It’s no secret that Leonard DiCaprio is a fan of green initiatives like Citi Bike, and now the Great Gatsby star may be extending his love for sustainability to real estate. The actor was recently seen checking out possible new digs in a LEED-certified apartment

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City Council Approves $3 Billion LEED-ND Willets Point Redevelopment Project with 5,000 sq. ft. Rooftop Farm

City Council Approves $3 Billion LEED-ND Willets Point Redevelopment Project with 5,000 sq. ft. Rooftop Farm

This week, the NYC City Council approved the $3 billion Willets Point Redevelopment project that plans to turn the 62-acre industrial park near Citi Field in Queens into a new mixed-use destination. Designated with LEED-ND pre-certification approval, the

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Green-Roofed Visitor Center Earns LEED Gold Certification

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Green-Roofed Visitor Center Earns LEED Gold Certification

Designed by the New York-based multidisciplinary design firm WEISS/MANFREDI, the BBG Visitor Center was envisioned as a seamless gateway between city and garden. The building is hailed as a model of energy-efficient design and includes sustainable features

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Free Wi-Fi Rollout as Well as New “LEED for Broadband” Certification

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Free Wi-Fi Rollout as Well as New “LEED for Broadband” Certification

Finding free Wi-Fi in NYC is about to get a little bit easier. This morning, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled a massive new initiative to bring free wireless broadband internet to select neighborhoods across all five boroughs in New York City. To help grow the city

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Snøhetta Chosen to Design LEED Silver-Seeking Library for Far Rockaway

Snøhetta Chosen to Design LEED Silver-Seeking Library for Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway will soon receive a state-of-the-art new library to replace the current one, which was affected last year by Hurricane Sandy. Designed by leading architecture firm Snøhetta, the new library will be double the size of the former, offering a larger

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Panasonic North America Unveils New LEED Gold-Designed Headquarters in Newark, NJ

Panasonic North America Unveils New LEED Gold-Designed Headquarters in Newark, NJ

“Today is a great day for the people of New Jersey and particularly the people of Newark,” said Governor Christie of the opening of Panasonic’s new headquarters. “From our first day in office, one of the top priorities of this Administration has been

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Lehman College’s Science Hall Becomes the First NYC University Building to Earn LEED Platinum Certification

Lehman College’s Science Hall Becomes the First NYC University Building to Earn LEED Platinum Certification

Lehman College’s new Science Hall has been awarded top honors for its sustainable, energy-efficient design. The new 69,000 sq. ft. university building in the Bronx recently earned the extremely rare LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building

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University of Buffalo’s Newly Constructed SEAS Building Designed for LEED Gold Certification

University of Buffalo’s Newly Constructed SEAS Building Designed for LEED Gold Certification

 

The newly designed SEAS building combines technology and a tech-savvy collaboration platform to expand research in the fields of nanotechnology, bio-based security systems and green tech to further Buffalo’s economic development. The design is

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7 Bryant Park LEED Gold Office Building to Break Ground in Midtown Today

7 Bryant Park LEED Gold Office Building to Break Ground in Midtown Today

Located on the corner of 40th Street and Sixth Avenue the project is slated to be completed by the end of 2014. The project’s mission is to create a building that can offer small and modest-sized companies big business infrastructure.

The building will

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PHOTOS: Cobble Hill’s Newest LEED-Gold Condos Up for Sale – We Tour the $2.6M Brooklyn Digs!

PHOTOS: Cobble Hill’s Newest LEED-Gold Condos Up for Sale – We Tour the $2.6M Brooklyn Digs!

The building at 253 Pacific reclaims a narrow space of 25 feet wide by 100 feet long (the building is 65 ft deep) that was once occupied by a one-story car garage. Though the site seems quite compact, the units’ interiors feel spacious and airy given the high

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Foster + Partners Designs LEED Gold-Seeking Porcelanosa Showroom in Manhattan

Foster + Partners Designs LEED Gold-Seeking Porcelanosa Showroom in Manhattan

Porcelanosa, a premiere European manufacturer of ceramic and porcelain tile, has announced its plans to renovate its flagship showroom in the Commodore Criterion building in Midtown Manhattan. To complete the job, they brought in Foster + Partners to conceptualize

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Village Green Becomes the First LEED Gold New Residential Building Below 59th Street in Manhattan

Village Green Becomes the First LEED Gold New Residential Building Below 59th Street in Manhattan

The Village Green is an eco-luxury building in the heart of the East Village. The façade is lined with floor-to-ceiling double-insulated windows, which flood each unit with natural light while reducing noise pollution from the city streets outside. The building

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Jagged-Roofed NYC DOT Maintenance Facility Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

Jagged-Roofed NYC DOT Maintenance Facility Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

Sunrise Yard consolidates the DOT’s maintenance programs into one facility located in a residential area of Queens. Designed by Gruzen Samton • IBI Group, the 27,000 sq. ft. building provides a home base for the carpenters, electricians, and plumbers who

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LEED Gold Certified Applebee’s Opens in Harlem with Beautiful Green Wall (PHOTOS)

LEED Gold Certified Applebee’s Opens in Harlem with Beautiful Green Wall (PHOTOS)

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First LEED Gold Tower at Hudson Yards Breaks Ground in Manhattan

First LEED Gold Tower at Hudson Yards Breaks Ground in Manhattan

Hudson Yards is currently a predominantly blank space on the west side on Manhattan above 33rd Street, but is set to become a bright spot in the city with lots of new amenities. The 26-acre site is the single largest piece of undeveloped property in Manhattan

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Harlem Applebee’s Will Be First LEED Gold Restaurant in NYC, Complete With Lush Living Walls

Harlem Applebee’s Will Be First LEED Gold Restaurant in NYC, Complete With Lush Living Walls

NYC’s first-ever LEED Gold restaurant will be opening in December – and somewhat surprisingly, it will be an Applebee’s. Up until now, the American chain eatery hasn’t exactly had a reputation that coincides with being green, healthy or sustainable, but hopefully

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