CodeGreen Solutions Helps 1251 Avenue of the Americas Earn LEED-EB Silver Certification

CodeGreen Solutions Helps 1251 Avenue of the Americas Earn LEED-EB Silver Certification

Photo: Dan Deluca One of the tallest buildings in New York City has earned LEED-EB Silver thanks to the help of LEED consultants CodeGreen Solutions. Located in the heart of Midtown…

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Don’t Miss the Empire State Building’s First-Ever LED Christmas Light Show Tonight

Don’t Miss the Empire State Building’s First-Ever LED Christmas Light Show Tonight

New Yorkers might not be able to see Santa in the night sky this Christmas, but the Empire State Building will be treating us to something just as nice - their first-ever…

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Green-Roofed Visitor Center Earns LEED Gold Certification

Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Green-Roofed Visitor Center Earns LEED Gold Certification

Designed by the New York-based multidisciplinary design firm WEISS/MANFREDI, the BBG Visitor Center was envisioned as a seamless gateway between city and garden. The building is hailed…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Free Wi-Fi Rollout as Well as New

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Free Wi-Fi Rollout as Well as New "LEED for Broadband" Certification

Finding free Wi-Fi in NYC is about to get a little bit easier. This morning, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled a massive new initiative to bring free wireless broadband internet to select…

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Richard Meier Completes the First Building in Newark's New Teachers Village Development

Richard Meier Completes the First Building in Newark's New Teachers Village Development

230 Halsey Street is just one of eight buildings that make up the mixed-use Teachers Village in Newark. Located in Newark's downtown district south of Market Street, the project will…

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Panasonic North America Unveils New LEED Gold-Designed Headquarters in Newark, NJ

Panasonic North America Unveils New LEED Gold-Designed Headquarters in Newark, NJ

“Today is a great day for the people of New Jersey and particularly the people of Newark,” said Governor Christie of the opening of Panasonic's new headquarters. “From our first…

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Don't Miss the Empire State Building's Dazzling Fourth of July LED Light Show Set to

Don't Miss the Empire State Building's Dazzling Fourth of July LED Light Show Set to "Empire State of Mind"

New Yorkers who are used to seeing the Empire State Building illuminate nightly might wonder what will set the Fourth of July light show apart from any other day. The answer is that…

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Village Green Becomes the First LEED Gold New Residential Building Below 59th Street in Manhattan

Village Green Becomes the First LEED Gold New Residential Building Below 59th Street in Manhattan

The Village Green is an eco-luxury building in the heart of the East Village. The façade is lined with floor-to-ceiling double-insulated windows, which flood each unit with natural…

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Harlem Applebee's Will Be First LEED Gold Restaurant in NYC, Complete With Lush Living Walls

Harlem Applebee's Will Be First LEED Gold Restaurant in NYC, Complete With Lush Living Walls

NYC's first-ever LEED Gold restaurant will be opening in December - and somewhat surprisingly, it will be an Applebee's. Up until now, the American chain eatery hasn't exactly had a…

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Crystal Green LEED-Designed Luxury Rental Apartments Are Now Available in Midtown Manhattan

Crystal Green LEED-Designed Luxury Rental Apartments Are Now Available in Midtown Manhattan

Crystal Green is Glenwood’s second sustainably built rental, and is located at 330 West 39th Street in the same Midtown neighborhood as Glenwood’s first sustainable property;…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Columbia’s Manhattanville Campus is First LEED Platinum Neighborhood Plan in NYC

Columbia’s Manhattanville Campus is First LEED Platinum Neighborhood Plan in NYC

Columbia University’s 17-acre Manhattanville campus in West Harlem just announced that it has achieved LEED Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards…

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The Landmarked Museum of the City of New York Goes Green With a LEED-Seeking Renovation

The Landmarked Museum of the City of New York Goes Green With a LEED-Seeking Renovation

The Museum of the City of New York chose to complete the renovation in three phases so that the museum would never have to close entirely to visitors. Finished in 2008, the first phase…

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Green Map Launches New NYC Energy Map

Green Map Launches New NYC Energy Map

Green Map, the open source system that maps everything eco, is one of our go-to resources for discovering sustainable businesses, local initiatives, and green-living resources. Now the…

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The U.N. Headquarters Goes Green With a $1.8 Billion Renovation

The U.N. Headquarters Goes Green With a $1.8 Billion Renovation

image © Amanda Silvana Coen for Inhabitat The iconic U.N. Headquarters is in the midst of a $1.8 billion renovation aptly named the "Capital Master Plan." However, you won't be…

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Hudson River Brownfield Site Transformed Into Sustainable Long Dock Park

Hudson River Brownfield Site Transformed Into Sustainable Long Dock Park

image courtesy James Ewing On the river's edge, the kayak and boat launch pavilion create a direct connected to the Hudson River. The long, horizontal shape and open design frame the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Brooklyn Children's Museum Unveils Plans for New Eco-Friendly Rooftop Canopy

Brooklyn Children's Museum Unveils Plans for New Eco-Friendly Rooftop Canopy

The Brooklyn Children's Museum, New York City's first ever LEED certified museum, just keeps getting better. The institution is expanding its space, and they recently unveiled plans for…

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