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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Empire State Building’s Iconic Colored Lights to Get an LED Makeover!

Empire State Building’s Iconic Colored Lights to Get an LED Makeover!

The Empire State Building’s iconic lights are getting a green makeover! The famous floodlights that change hues to commemorate all of the holidays of the year will soon be powered by energy efficient LED lights. The swap-out is being implemented with the

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PHOTOS: See Inside the Brooklyn Nets’ New Barclays Center Arena Before It Opens to the Public

PHOTOS: See Inside the Brooklyn Nets’ New Barclays Center Arena Before It Opens to the Public

The new Barclays Center Arena marks the return of major league sports to Brooklyn, which has had a hole in its heart since the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1957. It was all smiles at the press launch but long and arduous process behind the project was by

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Living Green-Roofed Bus Shelter Pops Up in Downtown Buffalo

Living Green-Roofed Bus Shelter Pops Up in Downtown Buffalo

The living bus roof was the brain child of sustainable enthusiast Mike Jackson, who brought his idea to Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s Kimberley Minkel. By simply writing a letter with his idea, the Buffalo resident saw it become a reality not

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Watch One World Trade Center Go Up in This Beautiful September 11th Anniversary Time-Lapse Video

Watch One World Trade Center Go Up in This Beautiful September 11th Anniversary Time-Lapse Video

Today, New Yorkers and Americans are remembering the past, but it’s just as important to realize how far we’ve come on our path to recovery since that fateful day on September 11, 2001.  To commemorate the 11th anniversary of 9/11 and to show the strides

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9/11 Memorial Uses Green Design to Create a Place of Remembrance

9/11 Memorial Uses Green Design to Create a Place of Remembrance

Arad and Walker’s design was selected from a global competition that received more than 5,200 submissions from 63 nations. The reflecting pools, which sit in the exact footprints of the Twin Towers, are the center of the memorial. In their proposal, Arad and

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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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McCarren Pool Shut Down Again – For Poop Problems

McCarren Pool Shut Down Again – For Poop Problems

McCarren Park Pool sure has had its problems this summer and was closed several times for issues ranging from rowdy teens to police scuffles. But now the pool is facing a new dilemma – poop. Pool-goers were recently asked to leave the LEED Silver recreation

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See New One World Trade Center Renderings Released by the Port Authority This Week

See New One World Trade Center Renderings Released by the Port Authority This Week

Upon its completion in early 2014, One World Trade Center will be one of the most sustainable office buildings in NYC and the developers are also endeavoring for it to achieve LEED Gold certification. The building, which was designed by Skidmore, Owings and

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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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New Report Shows That NYC’s Biggest Buildings Are the Key to Solving Its Biggest Greenhouse Gas Issues

New Report Shows That NYC’s Biggest Buildings Are the Key to Solving Its Biggest Greenhouse Gas Issues

Mayor Bloomberg’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability has long been toiling away at its benchmark report on the city’s building energy use, and now the results are finally in. After analyzing over 1.8 billion square feet of properties, the mayor

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Mayor Bloomberg Recognizes 10 Starchitect-Designed City Projects That Change NYC for the Better

Mayor Bloomberg Recognizes 10 Starchitect-Designed City Projects That Change NYC for the Better

One of the projects honored was the fifth phase of Riverside Park South by Thomas Balsley Associates and Sage and Coombe Architects. The green glass pavilion is slated for construction soon, and will be enjoyed by Manhattanites on the waterfront.

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Gorgeous Plans for the High Line’s Third Section Finally Revealed!

Gorgeous Plans for the High Line’s Third Section Finally Revealed!

The High Line’s final section will follow the rails from West 30th Street to West 34th street and jut out from 10th to 12th avenue. The current plan is to weave the green pathway around the proposed skyscrapers, creating a new and vibrant neighborhood not

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Rosie O’Donnell Buys an $8 Million Green-Roofed Apartment in NYC

Rosie O’Donnell Buys an $8 Million Green-Roofed Apartment in NYC

Rosie O’Donnell has reportedly purchased a 4-bedroom, 3-bath duplex in the 42-unit adaptive reuse building that was once St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City.

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Green Depot’s Bowery Location is Up for Rent

Green Depot’s Bowery Location is Up for Rent

This might be the end of an era. For the past 4 years, 222 Bowery Street has been the home of environmentally-conscious building supply store Green Depot, but recently, locals have noted Sinvin Real Estate’s lease signage outside its door. During its short

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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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Artisan Rick Kelly Makes Unique Guitars Out of Reclaimed Wood from New York Landmarks

Artisan Rick Kelly Makes Unique Guitars Out of Reclaimed Wood from New York Landmarks

Each one of Rick Kelly’s unique Carmine Street guitars is a little piece of New York – literally. The handcrafted instruments are made from reclaimed wood from some of the city’s most historic haunts. Kelly calls his creations the “bones of New York,”

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Harlem River Community Revitalization Plan Showcases New Vision of Bronx Waterfront

Harlem River Community Revitalization Plan Showcases New Vision of Bronx Waterfront

Currently, the Harlem River is a massively underutilized resource for the city, primarily depriving residents of upland communities such as Morris Heights, University Heights, and Port Morris of vast stretches of waterfront due to inadequate access and amenities.

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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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PHOTOS: Colorful New Pop-Up Pool and Beach Open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

PHOTOS: Colorful New Pop-Up Pool and Beach Open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The new Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop-Up Pool isn’t as large as McCarren Pool, measuring in at just 30’ x 50’ and 3.5 feet deep, but it makes up for what it lacks in size with tons of style. In addition to its azure swimming hole, the primary-colored space

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Marine 9 is a Modern Fire House with a Matching Red Fireboat on the Staten Island Waterfront

Marine 9 is a Modern Fire House with a Matching Red Fireboat on the Staten Island Waterfront

The fire house’s red and white stacked volumes are shifted to take full advantage of the natural sunlight, and lined with a wall of glazed floor to ceiling windows which block solar gain while giving the firemen full view of their fire boat docked outside.

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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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