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Empire State Building to Use 100% Green Energy

Empire State Building to Use 100% Green Energy

New York City’s most recognizable building is fast becoming the city’s greenest building. As part of the Empire State Building’s $520 million makeover, the city has spent the last couple of years upgrading the art-deco building to be more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Today, the landmark’s supervisor, Malkin Holdings, announced that the building is now the largest purchaser of renewable power in the state.

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Cuomo Appoints ‘Open Space’ Advocate as NYS Environment Chief

Cuomo Appoints ‘Open Space’ Advocate as NYS Environment Chief

Environmental groups are praising Gov. Andrew Cuomo for choosing Joseph Martens as New York State’s new commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Martens served as New York’s deputy state secretary of energy and the environment from 1992-94,

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree at Mulchfest 2011

Recycle Your Christmas Tree at Mulchfest 2011

Instead of kicking your Christmas tree to the curb, bring it with you this weekend to your local park or community garden for Mulchfest 2011 to turn it into mulch for city trees. The event is part of GreeNYC, the mayor’s initiative to reduce the city’s carbon emissions by 30 perfect by 2030.

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Classic Brooklyn Brownstone Gets a Passive House Renovation

Classic Brooklyn Brownstone Gets a Passive House Renovation

Back in August, we reported on the construction of New York State’s first passive house, and since then, the ecotastic performance standard has been gaining speed in New York City — especially in Brooklyn. The borough’s fourth passive house construction, a four-story historic Park Slope brownstone, is on track to be the nation’s first townhouse retrofit to meet passive house standards.

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Norman Foster’s Moving Elevator Gallery Now Open on the Bowery

Norman Foster’s Moving Elevator Gallery Now Open on the Bowery

What better way to spend a lazy afternoon (or a day playing hooky) than in one of NYC’s best galleries? Officially opened just this past September, the Sperone Westwater Gallery on NYC’s Bowery is an incredible architectural gesture designed by the famed

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Hertz Launches Its First EV Rental Program in NYC

Hertz Launches Its First EV Rental Program in NYC

Whether you’re in NYC or plan on heading out, if you need a ride, then we highly recommend hitting up Hertz for your rental. Just a couple weeks ago the company launched their first electric vehicle (EV) rental program right here in the Big Apple – making

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Iceland’s Gorgeous Passive Solar Hof House

Iceland’s Gorgeous Passive Solar Hof House

Deep in the northern chill of Iceland, just outside the arctic circle, the Hof House sits snugly within its landscape. Built on an existing estate, Studio Granada Architects salvaged whatever materials possible from the site to be incorporated into the new

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