New laws will require NYC-owned building projects to slash energy usage in half

New laws will require NYC-owned building projects to slash energy usage in half

New York is strengthening its position as a leading city in green architecture and construction, marked by the passage of two new laws that up the ante for new buildings and major retrofit projects. The New York City Council voted to approve two and the

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Escobedo Soliz Studio wins 2016 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program with colorful rope canopy

Escobedo Soliz Studio wins 2016 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program with colorful rope canopy

This year is the 17th edition of the the Young Architects Program at MoMA and MoMA PS1 hasbeen committed to offering
emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging
each year’s winners to develop

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Massive NYPD training center will be NYC’s largest LEED project ever commissioned

Massive NYPD training center will be NYC’s largest LEED project ever commissioned

Related: Perkins+Will’s soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical neighborhood in Midtown

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16 major NYC hotels pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent or more by 2025

16 major NYC hotels pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent or more by 2025

It’s not quite a Christmas miracle, but we’ll take it. A number of big name hotels in the city have pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30 percent over the next 10 years. Over 80 percent of the city’s emissions come from large a

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Mayor de Blasio announces significant progress in greening city buildings

Mayor de Blasio announces significant progress in greening city buildings

Related: De Blasio announces new Retrofit Accelerator to help NYC buildings go green

“This weekend, world leaders took a historic step in the fight against climate change. New York City has long set the pace when it comes to innovative climate

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Green Festival New York

Green Festival New York

Green Festival is the largest and longest-running sustainability event in the United States, now in our 15th year. Our mission is to bring together the world’s most trusted companies, innovative speakers, national and local innovative businesses, and

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Former printing house converted into industrial-chic residence with unique inner courtyard

Former printing house converted into industrial-chic residence with unique inner courtyard

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Mayor de Blasio launches GreeNYC campaign to help New Yorkers save money and energy this winter

Mayor de Blasio launches GreeNYC campaign to help New Yorkers save money and energy this winter

Mayor de Blasio has just launched the GreeNYC campaign, aimed at keeping New Yorkers nice and cozy this winter through a number of DIY energy saving tips. The campaign, which features the GreeNYC mascot, Birdie, shows residents how to seal leaks and is

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6 innovative apps making life better and greener in New York City

6 innovative apps making life better and greener in New York City

Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President Maria Torres-Springer announced the winners of NYC BigApps 2015. The contest, BigApps, which is the nation’s largest civic innovation competition, challenged New

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Michael Bloomberg selected to lead global climate change task force

Michael Bloomberg selected to lead global climate change task force

The Guardian is reporting that former NYC Mayor and business magnate, Michael Bloomberg has been chosen to lead a global taskforce on climate change. Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England and FSB chair, told The Guardian that more information be

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New York City’s ambitious OneNYC Plan wins C40 Climate Leader Group’s Building Energy Efficiency award at COP21

New York City’s ambitious OneNYC Plan wins C40 Climate Leader Group’s Building Energy Efficiency award at COP21

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s green buildings plan for NYC, One City Built to Last, has won the C40 Climate Leader Group’s Building Energy Efficiency award in Paris. The comprehensive plan, which aims to reduce building-based emissions 30 percent by 2025, of

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NYC announces plan for largest electric fleet of municipal vehicles by 2025

NYC announces plan for largest electric fleet of municipal vehicles by 2025

New York’s sustainability plan is fleshed out a little more this week, as Mayor Bill de Blasio rolls out NYC Clean Fleet, a comprehensive plan to create the largest electric vehicle fleet of any U.S. city, cut municipal vehicle emissions in half by 80

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Efficient heating upgrades could save $150 million and 312,000 tons of carbon emissions annually in NYC

Efficient heating upgrades could save $150 million and 312,000 tons of carbon emissions annually in NYC

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) says that New York City property owners could save $150 million a year and reduce climate change by doing one simple thing. Environmental experts and financial analysts agree that making energy efficiency to

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Oil spill fines to fund new environmental education program for Greenpoint schools

Oil spill fines to fund new environmental education program for Greenpoint schools

Related: Greenpoint Residents Choose Environmental Projects to get $7M in State Funds

“We are creating the next generation of environmental stewards out of one of the worst industrial disasters in our city’s history,” Schneiderman said.

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Project Farmhouse to bring new sustainable culinary education center to the heart of Manhattan

Project Farmhouse to bring new sustainable culinary education center to the heart of Manhattan

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Art of Board’s recycled skateboard tiles enliven Macy’s Herald Square

Art of Board’s recycled skateboard tiles enliven Macy’s Herald Square

A colorful installation of eco-interior design has taken residence at Macy’s on 34th Street in Herald Square. Sustainable design company Art of Board has installed their signature recycled skateboard tiles, adorning Macy’s Young Men’s shop. The of

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JetBlue’s blue potato farm sprouts at JFK airport

JetBlue’s blue potato farm sprouts at JFK airport

JetBlue Airways is opening its own farm, just outside Terminal 5.
The 24,000-square-foot farm will feature 3,000 crates of blue potato plants as well as 2,000 herbs and a variety of produce like arugula, beets, mint and basil.

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Mayor de Blasio proposes divestment from coal to step up NYC’s fight against climate change

Mayor de Blasio proposes divestment from coal to step up NYC’s fight against climate change

Mayor Bill de Blasio http://inhabitat.com/nyc/tag/de-blasio/ announced yesterday his proposal that NYC’s pension funds divest from coal. This marks the most recent development in the mayor’s commitment to fighting climate change, which involves a an

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Stony Brook’s new hydroponic ‘Freight Farm’ can grow up to 1,200 lettuce heads a week right on campus

Stony Brook’s new hydroponic ‘Freight Farm’ can grow up to 1,200 lettuce heads a week right on campus

New York’s Stony Brook University is the first institute of higher education to install a Freight Farm, an innovative hydroponic farm that can grow plants year round.

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Have a sustainable stay at NYC’s swanky Ink48 hotel

Have a sustainable stay at NYC’s swanky Ink48 hotel

Kimpton’s Ink48 hotel has a strong sustainability portfolio that goes hand in hand with the brand’s cool luxurious vibe.

Related: New eco-friendly hotel with massive herb garden wall set to open at Central Park next month

The hotel’s green policy caught the attention of the HotelWorld Global Hospitality & Design Awards, who named Ink48 Corporate

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Enter the 2016 City of Dreams Pavilion competition and see your design come to life on Governors Island

Enter the 2016 City of Dreams Pavilion competition and see your design come to life on Governors Island

FIGMENT has opened the call for entries in its 2016 City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition for Governors Island.

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Eco Fashion in the Park: Fashion Show and Clothing Swap

Eco Fashion in the Park: Fashion Show and Clothing Swap

Highbridge Park will host Eco Fashion in the Park on Sunday, August 2 from 1 to 6 pm. This event will highlight independent designers whose purpose is to inspire and ignite awareness around the issues on eco-friendly fashion and how to empower the style

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9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center – Architecture, Urban Planning, and History

9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center – Architecture, Urban Planning, and History

The AIANY Tour Committee’s walking tour of the new 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center will take place the morning of Sunday, July 26. This tour offers participants an opportunity to experience the 9/11 Memorial and to see the current state of at the

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WISE briefing with Nilda Mesa

WISE briefing with Nilda Mesa

The Building Energy Exchange will host Women in Sustainability and Energy on the evening of July 28 for a talk by past and future WISE successes with Nilda Mesa, Director of NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. The evening will kickoff with a of the

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De Blasio takes major step toward powering NYC with 100% renewable energy

De Blasio takes major step toward powering NYC with 100% renewable energy

“This is a call to the marketplace: the biggest energy customer you’ll find is ready to put our money where our mouth is when it comes to renewable power,” said Mayor de Blasio. “Our administration has made an unprecedented commitment to our the

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