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

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

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14 Free Green Places to Visit During Open House New York This Weekend

14 Free Green Places to Visit During Open House New York This Weekend

OHNY was started by Scott Lauer in 2001, who was inspired by his experiences volunteering with Open House London. The first OHNY was attended by about 45,000 people and it has grown exponentially every year since, adding new places and programs each year.

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CounterEvolution’s Reclaimed Bowling Lane Furniture Will Delight Your Inner Lebowski

CounterEvolution’s Reclaimed Bowling Lane Furniture Will Delight Your Inner Lebowski

CounterEvolution was founded just a few years ago by Jim Malone, the former director for the Pokemon TV show. Coming across a gorgeous piece of reclaimed bowling lane wood, he created a countertop in his apartment, then was inspired to make a life change and

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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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Stony Brook University’s Advanced Energy Center is a High Tech Research Lab for Renewable Energy

Stony Brook University’s Advanced Energy Center is a High Tech Research Lab for Renewable Energy

The 2-story Advanced Energy Center plays host to dedicated lab space to a wide variety of energy related research and development. AEC’s goal is to forge partnerships between universities, industries, and national laboratories through the development of reliable,

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LTL Architects Create Living Wall of Central Park for OpenPlans’ Offices

LTL Architects Create Living Wall of Central Park for OpenPlans’ Offices

When walking into the OpenPlans offices, you can’t miss the 84 foot long walnut bookshelf resembling Central Park and the surrounding streets of Manhattan. The designers paid such meticulous attention to detail that each shelf represents a real street and

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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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New York Stock Exchange Goes Green With Installation of Super-Insulating Glass

New York Stock Exchange Goes Green With Installation of Super-Insulating Glass

Joining a growing list of New York City landmarks getting green facelifts, the New York City Stock Exchange has been outfitted with new, super-insulating glass that will increase its thermal performance by 60 percent. Supplier Serious Energy, Inc. fitted 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

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The NEW New York Block Party Celebrates Green Design Today!

The NEW New York Block Party Celebrates Green Design Today!

Get ready, design geeks. The NEW New York block party is happening TODAY! The festival, now in its second year, is a green street festival hosted by GreenHomeNYC that celebrates sustainable building and green design. Basically, a little slice of heaven on

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BKSK Architects Design & Build a Green Convent in Upper Manhattan

BKSK Architects Design & Build a Green Convent in Upper Manhattan

The 11,000 square foot convent, coincidentally located on Convent Avenue, is one of a kind. Designed by BKSK Architects (famous for the Queens Botanical Gardens visitor center), nearly every aspect of the building is sustainable. The convent’s solar hot water

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IBM’s Interactive THINK Exhibit Uses Real Time Data to Measure NYC’s Traffic, Air Quality & More

IBM’s Interactive THINK Exhibit Uses Real Time Data to Measure NYC’s Traffic, Air Quality & More

The most eye catching element of the Think Exhibit is the enormous Data Wall. Stretching 123 feet outside the converted parking garage on Columbus Avenue. The digital wall reflects real time live streaming data from the surrounding area including traffic on

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It’s the Last Weekend to Take a Ride on the Vintage 1920s Subway Train!

It’s the Last Weekend to Take a Ride on the Vintage 1920s Subway Train!

The rotary fans in the vintage train car were no match for the steamy and humid New York afternoon. Stopping halfway down the train platform, the short train (just three cars long) made stops at just three stations: 42nd, 72nd and 96th Streets, where passengers

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PHOTOS: New Yorkers Take to the Streets to Celebrate PARK(ing) Day!

PHOTOS: New Yorkers Take to the Streets to Celebrate PARK(ing) Day!

The temporary public spaces provide a breath of fresh air and much-needed relief from NYC’s crowded streets and sidewalks. This year’s participants ranged from small local business like Pillow Cafe to mega-institutions like Fordham University, with each bringing

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Japanese Artist Carves Two Ton Marble Map of Manhattan

Japanese Artist Carves Two Ton Marble Map of Manhattan

Japanese artist Yutaka Sone has constructed quite possibly the heaviest, and surely most expensive, map of Manhattan. Carved from a block of white marble, “Little Manhattan (2007-09)” depicts the entire island and its connecting bridges. The gorgeous relief

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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

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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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Pratt Institute Kicks Off Green Infrastructure Professional Education Initiative

Pratt Institute Kicks Off Green Infrastructure Professional Education Initiative

As extreme weather events become more common and unpredictable, urban centers like New York City are presented with a prime opportunity to update aging infrastructure to better deal with flooding, contamination and other ramifications of increased climactic

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What Ever Happened to Daniel Libeskind’s Original WTC Freedom Tower Design?

What Ever Happened to Daniel Libeskind’s Original WTC Freedom Tower Design?

Months after the 9/11 attacks, Governor Pataki established the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation as an official commission to oversee the rebuilding process of ground zero. After years of vetoing design after design, they opened the floor for an international

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Hurricane Irene Expected to Hit NYC Sunday as Category 1 Storm With 90mph Winds

Hurricane Irene Expected to Hit NYC Sunday as Category 1 Storm With 90mph Winds

If you’ve turned on the TV or opened the newspaper in the past few days, you’ve probably heard of a little storm named Irene. Correction: a massive Category 2 hurricane named Irene that is barreling towards the East Coast and expected to slam into North Carolina

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Edible Schoolyard New York Update: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets His Hands Dirty!

Edible Schoolyard New York Update: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets His Hands Dirty!

Edible Schoolyard is the brainchild of Alice Waters, owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in California. She began the project all the way back in 1995 at Martin Luther King Jr. middle school in Berkeley, just a few blocks from her restaurant. In an area where

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Supertall! Exhibit At the Skyscraper Museum Celebrates the World’s Tallest Buildings

Supertall! Exhibit At the Skyscraper Museum Celebrates the World’s Tallest Buildings

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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

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Proposed Solar 2 Eco-Complex on the East River Receives $1.25M from City Council

Proposed Solar 2 Eco-Complex on the East River Receives $1.25M from City Council

Solar One provides New York with public energy efficiency programs. The new space, Solar 2, will be ten times the size of the current building, enabling ample space for environmental exhibitions, community areas, and classroom space for their K-12 environmental

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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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