BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Opens its LEED Platinum-Seeking Doors to the Public

BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Opens its LEED Platinum-Seeking Doors to the Public

BLDG 92 was originally constructed in 1857 by T.U. Walter, the same architect who designed the cast iron dome of the Capitol building. It served as domestic quarters within the Navy Yard. While much of the inside of the building was gutted, the original shell

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LEED Silver MiMA Tower in Midtown is Green Luxury at Its Finest

LEED Silver MiMA Tower in Midtown is Green Luxury at Its Finest

MiMA is comprised of 500 rentals, 151 condos, the super modern Japanese Yotel, and an off-broadway theatre designed by none other than Frank Ghery. The brainchild of a dream team of designers, the glass and steel tower itself was thought up by Miami-based

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INTERVIEW: Arthur Rubinfeld & Ben Packard of Starbucks Discuss Building All New Starbucks to LEED Standards

INTERVIEW: Arthur Rubinfeld & Ben Packard of Starbucks Discuss Building All New Starbucks to LEED Standards

INHABITAT: When did you start the program to build all new Starbucks locations to LEED certified standards?
Arthur: We officially launched it in 2008. The company has a history of innovation in this area, of environmentalism and sustainability, and it was,

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Oppenheim’s LEED Platinum Williamsburg Hotel Will Rise 440 Feet in North Brooklyn

Oppenheim’s LEED Platinum Williamsburg Hotel Will Rise 440 Feet in North Brooklyn

Each vertical layer of the 440 foot tower is meant to echo one element of the neighborhood. The shortest portion blends with the architecture of the area, the second is matched with the dome of the nearby bank, and the tallest emulates the Williamsburg Bridge.

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Hudson Yards to Get a Massive 51-Story LEED Gold Commercial Complex

Hudson Yards to Get a Massive 51-Story LEED Gold Commercial Complex

Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday, just after announcing the extension of High Line Park, that new retail building will be a part of a total redevelopment of the area surrounding the High Line to the waterfront.  The area will gain 5,000 “affordable”

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Stanford University Proposes Green-Roofed LEED Certified Campus for Roosevelt Island

Stanford University Proposes Green-Roofed LEED Certified Campus for Roosevelt Island

Stanford University just submitted a plan to the City of New York for a sustainable school of applied science on Roosevelt Island that would cost $2.5 billion over a 30-year development phase. The plan is an entry in a contest spearheaded by Mayor Michael

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LEED-Seeking Children’s Discovery Center Opens at the Queens Central Library

LEED-Seeking Children’s Discovery Center Opens at the Queens Central Library

The new center took the place of a night club that once occupied the same street corner. The design is based on the idea that the library is a “locus of knowledge, cross-cultural exchange, and community building.” The building boasts a slew of green a

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Liberty Island’s Retail Pavilion is NYC’s Fifth LEED Platinum Building

Liberty Island’s Retail Pavilion is NYC’s Fifth LEED Platinum Building

The sleek pavilion is encased in a sturdy steel frame, designed to withstand the weather elements and the heavy visitor traffic on the small island environment. The frame can also be easily disassembled and recycled should the building be deemed obsolete.

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LEED-Seeking Lakeside Project Will Restore 26 Acres of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

LEED-Seeking Lakeside Project Will Restore 26 Acres of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

The highlight of the $74 million Lakeside project is the new 25,000 square foot facility that will be open to the public by January 2013. The old ice skating rink was only open during the winter, meaning that the whole area remained unused for most of the

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WTC Complex Aiming for LEED Gold, Will Be The Largest Green Project in NYC

WTC Complex Aiming for LEED Gold, Will Be The Largest Green Project in NYC

The WTC complex will be the first building of its size to be awarded LEED Gold certification. “Now, there are some other projects in New York City that have achieved a Platinum certification, which is the highest—but not on this scale,” said Eduardo

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Avon’s New LEED-Seeking Headquarters Showcase the Company’s Commitment to Sustainability

Avon’s New LEED-Seeking Headquarters Showcase the Company’s Commitment to Sustainability

An Avon design committee worked with HOK Architects to renovate the office’s original 1950s building and ensure that it be as energy efficient and “green” as possible. Indoor air quality, recycled materials, water consumption, energy efficiency, waste a

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Empire State Building Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Empire State Building Achieves LEED Gold Certification

It’s official — the Empire State Building has been awarded LEED Gold certification. Thanks to a massive green overhaul that took more than two years, the landmark is now the tallest building in the United States to receive LEED certification. The groundbreaking

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Greenbelt Brings LEED Certified Residences & An Eco-Friendly Arts Center to Brooklyn

Greenbelt Brings LEED Certified Residences & An Eco-Friendly Arts Center to Brooklyn

Greenbelt is the brain child of developers Derek Denckla and the Propeller Group, along with architect Gregory Merryweather, all aiming to build “socially responsible real estate.” It received its LEED gold certification by creating a sustainable and efficient

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The Lucida: Luxury Eco Condo is the First LEED Residence on the Upper East Side

The Lucida: Luxury Eco Condo is the First LEED Residence on the Upper East Side

Cook + Fox designed The Lucida while they were working on the Bank of America Tower, so they took a lot of what they learned on that project and applied it to residences. Natural daylighting played a major roll in the design of the building, because it was

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LEED Platinum Seeking Battery Park Community Center Will Have a Musical Water Wall

LEED Platinum Seeking Battery Park Community Center Will Have a Musical Water Wall

The etched bar code on the curved arcade wall is a patterned interpretation of Schumacher’s piece WATER. Perhaps not so coincidentally, from a distance, the etchings look like small streams of water flowing over the glass. Visitors will be able to play the

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Crosby Street Hotel is the First LEED Gold Certified Hotel in NYC

Crosby Street Hotel is the First LEED Gold Certified Hotel in NYC

Crosby Street is the first New York property for the Firmdale Hotel company based in London, and has 86 individually designed guest rooms on 11 stories. Stonehill & Taylor Architects designed the Crosby Street Hotel, which opened in 2009, to fit seamlessly

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LEED-Seeking Theater for a New Audience Breaks Ground on Dramatic Black Box Building in Brooklyn

LEED-Seeking Theater for a New Audience Breaks Ground on Dramatic Black Box Building in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s budding cultural district will soon raise the curtain on a new classic theater. Just Last Friday, construction started on the Theater for a New Audience, a Hugh Hardy designed flexible theater created specifically for the performance of Shakespeare

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Third + Bond is the First Brooklyn Building to Receive LEED Platinum Certification

Third + Bond is the First Brooklyn Building to Receive LEED Platinum Certification

The Gowanus Canal may be a Superfund site, but that hasn’t kept the surrounding neighborhood from having somewhat of a renaissance over the last few years. New apartment buildings, restaurants, and galleries continue to pop up, and just this week, the new

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Whitney Museum Breaks Ground on New LEED Seeking High Line Building Designed by Renzo Piano

Whitney Museum Breaks Ground on New LEED Seeking High Line Building Designed by Renzo Piano

Specific green design details of the new structure are sparse at this point, but Piano is well-known for his brilliant sustainable architecture, like The New York Times building on Eighth Avenue and the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center in the South Pacific.

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LEED Gold Community Center for the Lower East Side Girls Club To Open in 2012

LEED Gold Community Center for the Lower East Side Girls Club To Open in 2012

Back in 2009, we learned that the Lower East Side Girls Club would be getting an amazing new green community center to be the first and only Girls Club in NYC. The development finally broke ground last year, and construction is in full swing. Designed by Cutsogeorge

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets Another Green Building with LEED Platinum Duggal Greenhouse

Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets Another Green Building with LEED Platinum Duggal Greenhouse

The Brooklyn Navy Yard is fast becoming a vibrant hub for green industry. More than two dozen green companies operate there and a handful of buildings have been LEED certified. The construction of the Duggal Greenhouse, a 2-story, 60,000 square foot building,

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New Fordham University Dormitories Obtain LEED Gold With Help From NYSERDA

New Fordham University Dormitories Obtain LEED Gold With Help From NYSERDA

More and more New York colleges are jumping on the green building bandwagon. Last week, Fordham University obtained LEED Gold certification for its recently built Rose Hill Dormitories, supported by $555,000 in NYSERDA incentives. The funding will also allow

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Cook + Fox LEED Platinum Office Wins AIA New York Interiors Merit Award

Cook + Fox LEED Platinum Office Wins AIA New York Interiors Merit Award

Cook + Fox is well known for their commitment to environmental sustainability and profound passion for design excellence. We’re huge fans of their work, especially One Bryant Park, one of our favorite green buildings in New York City. Thanks to their superior

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PHOTOS: Inside the Hearst Tower, New York City’s First LEED Gold Skyscraper

PHOTOS: Inside the Hearst Tower, New York City’s First LEED Gold Skyscraper

Inhabitat recently got a private tour of the Hearst Tower! Completed in 2006, the tower was the first building in New York City to receive LEED Gold certification.

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NYC’s Public Theater Set to Go LEED Silver Thanks to an Applause Worthy Green Renovation

NYC’s Public Theater Set to Go LEED Silver Thanks to an Applause Worthy Green Renovation

New York City’s historic Public Theater is going green. The producers of the world famous “Shakespeare in the Park” are renovating their Astor Place headquarters as part of a restoration and redesign project. Thanks to extensive sustainability the its a

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