Empire State Building to Receive LEED Gold Certification

Empire State Building to Receive LEED Gold Certification

The Empire State Building is now looking to receive LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Buildings Council this month.

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NYC’s Historic Argonaut Building Achieves LEED Gold After Green Renovation

NYC’s Historic Argonaut Building Achieves LEED Gold After Green Renovation

The stunning landmark neo-Gothic Argonaut Building at Broadway and 57th Street has been awarded LEED Gold certification.

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Hofstra University, LEED certification Program

Hofstra University, LEED certification Program

Hofstra University is located on Long Island a short train ride away from New York City. They offer a full range of LEED courses designed to teach you everything you need to know about sustainable, green building practices. It is the only continuing education

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LEED Workshop: Core Concepts and Strategies with the Urban Green Council

LEED Workshop: Core Concepts and Strategies with the Urban Green Council

Pfizer is hosting a LEED Workshop at the Urban Green Council. The official USGBC 200-level course is intended for anyone who wants more than a basic understanding of LEED – including those with a stake in their company’s or community’s building practices,

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Pratt Institute Opens Gorgeous LEED Gold Certified Myrtle Hall

Pratt Institute Opens Gorgeous LEED Gold Certified Myrtle Hall

The Pratt Institute, long a leader in sustainable design education, officially opened its new ecotastic digital arts building, complete with a green roof and solar panels. The six-story, 120,000 square foot Myrtle Hall is expected to meet the LEED Gold standard, which would make it the first every higher education building in Brooklyn to receive any LEED certification.

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Oasis-like sustainable Water Garden opens at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Oasis-like sustainable Water Garden opens at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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NYC expands organics composting collection to reach nearly 1M residents

NYC expands organics composting collection to reach nearly 1M residents

New Yorkers will be seeing a lot more brown refuse containers around the city, as the sanitation department expands its curbside pickup of organic waste to serve nearly one million residents. The city’s Department of Sanitation recently launched its to

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Gorgeous living wall purifies the air inside this new emergency call center in the Bronx

Gorgeous living wall purifies the air inside this new emergency call center in the Bronx

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“What we’ve been working on is matching up the science and the engineering of how to deliver healthier air,” says Jason Vollen, AECOM’s principal for high performance buildings. “Having a building-integrated test bed is absolutely to new

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Lawyer sets world record for hitting every NYC subway station in 1 day

Lawyer sets world record for hitting every NYC subway station in 1 day

How far would you go to get into the Guinness Book of World Records? One intrepid New Yorker has mastered an amazing feat that many would think impossible: he hit every stop on the 660-mile NYC Subway system in under 24 hours. For two years in a row, on

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Historic St. Ann’s warehouse reborn as an ultra-sustainable theater and event space

Historic St. Ann’s warehouse reborn as an ultra-sustainable theater and event space

We love it when urban renovation shuns demolition in favor of creative reuse of historic buildings. St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn dates back to the 1840s. Originally a tobacco warehouse, the building had been left abandoned and derelict for years St.

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Rem Koolhaas breaks ground on his first NYC building

Rem Koolhaas breaks ground on his first NYC building

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The project has just broken ground and is slated for completion in 2018.

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Trendy Urby waterfront community is the first in NY with its own farm, bodega and urban beehive

Trendy Urby waterfront community is the first in NY with its own farm, bodega and urban beehive

Move over, Brooklyn. Staten Island is now home to a trendy new waterfront community that’s giving the Kingsborough a run for its money. Dubbed Urby, the 900-unit rental complex in Stapleton boasts a unique roster of amenities like a COFFEED, a bodega a

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‘New York’s zaniest new building’ is almost complete

‘New York’s zaniest new building’ is almost complete

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New EOS eco-tower gives residents access to hooked-up Nike gym and rooftop recreation area

New EOS eco-tower gives residents access to hooked-up Nike gym and rooftop recreation area

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EŌS, The Durst Organization’s 47-story luxury mixed-use tower, which begins residential leasing this month.

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Design in the Age of Efficiency Panel Discussion

Design in the Age of Efficiency Panel Discussion

With recent legislation, new construction and major renovations of New York City-owned buildings now have to meet some of the highest efficiency standards in the nation. Local Laws 31 and 32 of 2016 amend the city’s current sustainability requirements

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New Dock 72 technology hub breaks ground at Brooklyn Navy Yard

New Dock 72 technology hub breaks ground at Brooklyn Navy Yard

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“We are, quite literally, doubling down on good jobs at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The 4,000 living wage jobs at Dock 72 are a key part of that commitment. This project is going to help bring ideas, innovators and start-ups to the yard,

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Mayor de Blasio announces that NYC solar power usage has tripled since 2014

Mayor de Blasio announces that NYC solar power usage has tripled since 2014

Talk about sunny news! Mayor de Blasio has announced that solar power in NYC has tripled since early 2014. Specifically, over the last two years, the solar capacity installed in NYC has tripled combining both private and public installations, the city’s

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Copper-clad Staten Island courthouse turns towers of justice into a beacon of sustainability

Copper-clad Staten Island courthouse turns towers of justice into a beacon of sustainability

Built to house the New York State Supreme Civil and Criminal Courts as well as the lower Criminal Court, the Staten Island Courthouse impressively blends function, aesthetics, and symbolism into its design. As a courthouse, safety and security are to a

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BIG wants to transform boring Two Penn Plaza into an undulating sea of glass

BIG wants to transform boring Two Penn Plaza into an undulating sea of glass

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VIDEO: NYC’s first micro apartment building is almost ready to open

VIDEO: NYC’s first micro apartment building is almost ready to open

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Cornell is building the world’s tallest passive-house building on Roosevelt Island

Cornell is building the world’s tallest passive-house building on Roosevelt Island

Developed by Cornell University, Hudson Inc., and Related Companies, the two-million-square-foot Cornell Tech University Campus is envisioned as “a campus built for the next century” that also aims to be one of the most environmentally friendly in a

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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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The Bridge at Cornell Tech: Forest City releases new images of crystalline incubator building on Roosevelt Island

The Bridge at Cornell Tech: Forest City releases new images of crystalline incubator building on Roosevelt Island

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The first-of-its-kind building, opening summer 2017 on Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island campus, will house an ecosystem of companies, and a

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Inside JetBlue’s lean, green offices in Queens

Inside JetBlue’s lean, green offices in Queens

JetBlue’s brand new Long Island City digs are an environmentally friendly oasis that encapsulates the look and feel of the home base at JFK’s Terminal 5. Designed by HLW International, the creative space features transparent offices and conference a

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Gluck+’s Van Sinderen Plaza will bring 130 affordable apartments to East New York

Gluck+’s Van Sinderen Plaza will bring 130 affordable apartments to East New York

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