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Articles about "Environmental Standards"

  • Mega Solution for Megacities By Bianca Ulics | June 08, 2016

    Elegran takes a look at the work of WOHA and how their designs can create a possible green future for Manhattan architecture.

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  • A Greener Future A Greener Future: OneNYC By Samantha Martinez | April 30, 2015

    Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recently announced his OneNYC plan, but what does this mean for NYC? How will this green movement affect our city's future?

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  • Gowanus Canal Want Waterfront Real Estate Once Gowanus Canal is Cleaned Up? By Nalyse Seymore | March 18, 2015

    Declared a Superfund cleanup site by the EPA, Gowanus is on its way to becoming the new “it” place to invest in luxury, waterfront properties and businesses

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  • Chinatown Might be Getting a Big Brother Upstate By Bryan Gamble | December 09, 2013

    News that foreign investors, especially ones from China, are interested in New York real estate has become quite old hat, but the proposed China City of America in upstate New York is on a whole new level that is simply irresistible.

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  • More LEED Certified Space Makes New York Greener By Aby Thomas | January 28, 2013

    New York has put its weight behind dozens of environment-friendly initiatives in the past few years, with the city determined to make itself known as a green metropolis. One such effort has been the push for new buildings in the city to get themselves one of the four LEED certifications, a rating system that grades structures for their adherence to green building design, construction, operation and maintenance. New York has been doing especially well in this regard—a recent survey had it placed third on the list of states that had the most amount of LEED certified space, with California and Texas taking the first two places.

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  • Manhattan Applauded for its Green Thumb By Stephanie Spencer | July 16, 2012

    Manhattan is taking its responsibility as America’s leading environmentally friendly urban city seriously as it continues discussions on how to make the metropolis even greener for its residents. Today and tomorrow, Mayor Bloomberg and the City Parks Alliance will host a conference entitled, “Greater and Greener: Reimagining Parks for 21st century cities.” The conference will converge at Manhattan to discuss future endeavors as they attempt to construct additional parks across Manhattan neighborhoods. Discussions will also focus on the effects future parks will have on the health and well being of communities.  

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  • Translating Green-Building Certification on an International Level By Gabrielle Hughes | March 14, 2012

    The promotion of green buildings has been a domestic trend for over a decade, and within the past two years, desire to achieve environmentally friendly recognition has reached global level. Buildings worldwide are utilizing U.S.-based processes to efficiently use energy and water resources, and drastically reduce waste and pollution. While many structures are reaching green certification with ease, following the framework of standards set up by the United States has proven to be problematic for some international projects.

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  • Passive Houses Give 'Green' New Meaning By Daniel Muhlenberg | December 09, 2011

    The term ‘green’ gets thrown around a lot these days, but, as with any catchphrase, its meaning is questionable. One could say that they’re ‘green’ because they unplug their cellphone charger when they leave their apartment in the morning, and they wouldn’t necessarily be wrong (although they would be pushing it). When we’re honest with ourselves, most of us recognize that we think of being ‘green’ as a matter of small concessions here and there, but nothing drastic. Leave it to the Europeans to change that: the passive house movement is the first green technology that radically alters the way we consume energy.

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  • The Empire State Building Adds a New Color: Green By Adam Rothstein | September 16, 2011

    Manhattanites have long enjoyed the splendor of the Empire State Building, especially at night when it is lit up in a fashion befitting the city that never sleeps. By officially going “green”, this historic NYC landmark has now added a new color to its repertoire. With a series of renovations, totaling roughly $106 million, the Empire State Building, as reported in Crain’s New York, has officially been awarded with a highly coveted LEED Gold rating. Though unto itself this is an interesting development, the implications are perhaps even more important. With such an historic building, one that is over 80 years old, it could be the beginning of a new trend in which other older buildings follow suit.

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