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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New LEED-Seeking Conrad Hotel Brings a Rooftop Garden to Battery Park

New LEED-Seeking Conrad Hotel Brings a Rooftop Garden to Battery Park

Conrad Hotels and Resorts is the global luxury brand of Hilton Worldwide, and the new NYC hotel is the Conrad’s first New York address. Conrad New York worked with several partners, including architects Monica Ponce de Leon, Marianne McKenna of Kuwabara Payne

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Hearst Tower Earns LEED Gold for New Construction and LEED Platinum for Existing Structures

Hearst Tower Earns LEED Gold for New Construction and LEED Platinum for Existing Structures

The U.S. Green Building Council has just declared Manhattan’s Hearst Tower as the city’s first commercial office building to earn LEED Gold for its new construction and LEED Platinum certification for its existing building. The tower serves as the Hearst

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New York University Law School’s Wilf Hall Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

New York University Law School’s Wilf Hall Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

New York University’s Wilf Hall has been award LEED Platinum certification, the highest possible LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council. Wilf Hall is one of just six new buildings in New York to receive LEED Platinum. NYU is committed

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Black Glass LEED Gold Office Tower by Fumihiko Maki Planned for Astor Place

Black Glass LEED Gold Office Tower by Fumihiko Maki Planned for Astor Place

The triangular plot of land on the east side of Astor Place will soon be home to a 12-story LEED Gold certified office tower designed by Fumihiko Maki. You may remember the corner to formerly hold a failed Starbucks and Cooper Union’s engineering building.

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JPMorgan Chase Headquarters Renovation Achieves LEED Platinum Status

JPMorgan Chase Headquarters Renovation Achieves LEED Platinum Status

JPMorgan Chase’s recently renovated global headquarters on Park Avenue in New York City has achieved LEED Platinum status! The newly greened building now holds the title of being the largest renovation in the world to achieve the USGBC’s highest certification.

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Molloy College’s New Campus Center by BRB Architects is a LEED-Seeking Student Space

Molloy College’s New Campus Center by BRB Architects is a LEED-Seeking Student Space

The new Campus Center is divided into three main areas. The east wing holds the most public and social areas, including the cafe and lounges. A glass facade overlooks a great lawn, not only making the space bright and vibrant, but also integrating it with

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LEED Platinum Office Building by Cook + Fox Architects to Rise Beside the High Line

LEED Platinum Office Building by Cook + Fox Architects to Rise Beside the High Line

The lot once slated for a Jay-Z-owned hotel along side the High Line will soon be home to a LEED Platinum office building.  Designed by Cook + Fox, the nine story tower will be developed by the Albanese Organization. The building will feature ample terraces,

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LearningSpring School for Autistic Students in NYC Earns LEED Gold Certification

LearningSpring School for Autistic Students in NYC Earns LEED Gold Certification

The new interior facility accommodates the specific social, physical, and educational needs of those it serves. The design is transparent and open, encouraging collaboration. Glass-enclosed stairways connect the floors and classrooms are designed in pairs

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Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum Reaches Funding Goal for RE:DESIGN LEED Expansion

Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum Reaches Funding Goal for RE:DESIGN LEED Expansion

The RE:DESIGN campaign will be completed by Gluckman Mayner Architects along with Beyer Blinder Belle. Aside from historic preservation of the mansion, the new expansion will also strive for LEED certification. Expanding the exhibition space from 10,000 to

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