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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Crystal Green LEED-Designed Luxury Rental Apartments Are Now Available in Midtown Manhattan

Crystal Green LEED-Designed Luxury Rental Apartments Are Now Available in Midtown Manhattan

Crystal Green is Glenwood’s second sustainably built rental, and is located at 330 West 39th Street in the same Midtown neighborhood as Glenwood’s first sustainable property; Emerald Green. “Midtown West stands as one of the most exciting and dynamic

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The Chrysler Building Earns LEED-EB Gold Certification!

The Chrysler Building Earns LEED-EB Gold Certification!

Originally designed by William Van Alen for Walter P. Chrysler’s headquarters, the building first opened as New York’s tallest skyscraper in 1930, until it was beat out almost a year later by the Empire State Building. With managing company Tishman Speyer’s

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See Inside Manhattan’s First LEED Gold Townhouse by BW Architects

See Inside Manhattan’s First LEED Gold Townhouse by BW Architects

A major key to the home’s certification and effortless beauty is its ample amounts of natural light. Giant steel and glass windows line the basement, parlor floor, and south facade of the home to allow daylight to shine throughout the space while passively

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LEED Gold Helena Tower Will Boast NYC’s Largest Residential Composting Program

LEED Gold Helena Tower Will Boast NYC’s Largest Residential Composting Program

The Helena’s green roof.

Residents of The Helena will be able to separate their used coffee grounds and table scraps and dispose of them in a biodegradable paper bag in communal bins on each floor of the building that will collect the organic waste. The

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Perkins + Will’s LEED Platinum Lehman College Science Building Nears Completion

Perkins + Will’s LEED Platinum Lehman College Science Building Nears Completion

Lehman College students can look forward to a wonderful addition to their campus this year – a new LEED Platinum science building designed by Perkins + Will. The new facility will be a lively ‘campus within a campus’ and will support the school’s

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Long Island’s LEED Platinum Yes We Can Community Center Opens Its Doors!

Long Island’s LEED Platinum Yes We Can Community Center Opens Its Doors!

Earlier this month, North Hempstead unveiled the first LEED Platinum community center in Long Island. The Yes We Can center boasts green features like a solar carport, geothermal heating and cooling, solar panels, and rooftop rainwater collecting bins for

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The Hegeman is a New LEED Silver Building That Helps Struggling Brooklynites Get Back on Their Feet

The Hegeman is a New LEED Silver Building That Helps Struggling Brooklynites Get Back on Their Feet

The Hegeman Residence provides permanent, affordable housing for single adults in the under-resourced neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn. This is the first project for Common Ground Community developed under their Green Campaign, which emphasizes good health

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Spacesmith’s Shimmering LEED Gold NYPD Tow Operations Building Makes You Feel Less Awful That Your Car Got Towed

Spacesmith’s Shimmering LEED Gold NYPD Tow Operations Building Makes You Feel Less Awful That Your Car Got Towed

There has been lots of buzz lately about revamping the largely abandoned architecture of the Brooklyn Navy Yard lately, but the NYPD has been ahead of the game for years now. The boys in blue have kept the sustainable features of their LEED Gold NYPD Tow

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Cook + Fox’s LEED-CI Platinum 641 Avenue of the Americas is Capped With a Sprawling Green Roof

Cook + Fox’s LEED-CI Platinum 641 Avenue of the Americas is Capped With a Sprawling Green Roof

Since they are a firm that is no stranger to LEED caliber projects for their other clients, it is no surprise that Cook + Fox’s home turf boasts the same sensibilities. Features like an upgraded HVAC system, operable windows, low-VOC materials and ample

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The Intercontinental Times Square Becomes the Largest New-Build Hotel to Achieve LEED Certification in the US

The Intercontinental Times Square Becomes the Largest New-Build Hotel to Achieve LEED Certification in the US

The Intercontinental has had their eye on the LEED prize from the very beginning. They chose to build on a previously developed site, where they recycled 75% of the construction debris and installed a new erosion-control plan to protect the city’s precious

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Heineken Brews Up LEED-CI Gold at Its US Headquarters in White Plains NY

Heineken Brews Up LEED-CI Gold at Its US Headquarters in White Plains NY

MKDA took a flexible approach to Heineken’s newly-renovated corporate headquarters in order to create a better sense of community. We especially like the lobby walls inlaid with Heineken bottles, don’t you? In addition to an influx of natural lighting and

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125 Broad St. is a Soaring LEED Silver Tower on the Manhattan Waterfront

125 Broad St. is a Soaring LEED Silver Tower on the Manhattan Waterfront

While newly constructed green buildings have been popping up all over NYC, there are many buildings that have achieved LEED-certification by retrofitting their existing structures, and lower Manhattan’s 125 Broad Street is a shining example. Owned by Mack-Cali,

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7 Bryant Park Will Be a New LEED-Seeking Luxury Office Building in Midtown NYC

7 Bryant Park Will Be a New LEED-Seeking Luxury Office Building in Midtown NYC

While local workers enjoy outdoor lunches on the lush Bryant Park lawn, the green luxury building will over look them from its southwest corner. The state of the art building is slated to boast 470,000 square feet of boutique office space for the corporate

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New CitiLogs Newark Sawmill Will Recycle Urban Wood and Aim for LEED Platinum Certification

New CitiLogs Newark Sawmill Will Recycle Urban Wood and Aim for LEED Platinum Certification

CitiLogs is a seasoned urban milling company that has been upcycling wood since 1991. Each year in urban and suburban neighborhoods around the city, thousands of trees and branches are cut down and many are removed due to age, diseases, or to clear the land

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The Edge in Williamsburg Becomes the Largest LEED Gold Residential Complex in NYC

The Edge in Williamsburg Becomes the Largest LEED Gold Residential Complex in NYC

Williamsburg luxury tower The Edge was recently awarded LEED Gold certification by the U. S. Green Buildings Council. The news makes the Brooklyn building the largest residential building in New York City to become LEED Gold. The sexy waterfront residence

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Battery Park City Library Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Battery Park City Library Achieves LEED Gold Certification

1100 Architect worked with Atelier Ten to design the library’s energy-efficient lighting system. The first two stories of the library, which sits at the base of a residential building, are enclosed in glass, ensuring ample natural light year-round. The communal

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LEED Silver McCarren Park Pool Complex Opening Soon in Greenpoint!

LEED Silver McCarren Park Pool Complex Opening Soon in Greenpoint!

Great news for Greenpoint and Williamsburg swimmers - McCarren Park Pool will be opening for business this summer on June 28th! As part of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC initiative, the pool is being rehabilitated into an aquatic recreational center that will

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Columbia’s Manhattanville Campus is First LEED Platinum Neighborhood Plan in NYC

Columbia’s Manhattanville Campus is First LEED Platinum Neighborhood Plan in NYC

Columbia University’s 17-acre Manhattanville campus in West Harlem just announced that it has achieved LEED Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for neighborhood development. Located just north of Columbia’s Morningside

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Steven Glenn Talks LEED Platinum LivingHomes

Steven Glenn Talks LEED Platinum LivingHomes

LivingHomes’ Steve Glenn will be giving a talk in New York at the DOM SOHO Showroom. Glenn will be speaking about the LEED Platinum LivingHomes they are building, including the recently introduced C6 — the company’s first low cost LivingHome! He will also

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The Landmarked Museum of the City of New York Goes Green With a LEED-Seeking Renovation

The Landmarked Museum of the City of New York Goes Green With a LEED-Seeking Renovation

The Museum of the City of New York chose to complete the renovation in three phases so that the museum would never have to close entirely to visitors. Finished in 2008, the first phase updated the lobby, restoring the grand staircase and light-filled atrium.

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Park Avenue Tower Set to Get a LEED Renovation in Hopes of Becoming NYC’s Next Iconic Building

Park Avenue Tower Set to Get a LEED Renovation in Hopes of Becoming NYC’s Next Iconic Building

A New York City developer has created a competition to enliven the Park Avenue skyline. L&L Holding Co. is asking distinguished architects, including Jean Nouvel and Norman Foster, for design proposals to transform the boxy building of 425 Park Avenue

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