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Articles about "Green Buildings"

  • 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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  • The Ozone’s Savior: Wood Construction By Samantha Martinez | March 10, 2015

    On the search for more environmentally friendly materials - canadian architect, Michael Green, has taken the movement to the next level with wood-based construction.

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  • Contest Challenges Young NYC Minds to Think Green By Olivia Smedley | November 21, 2013

    Contrary to popular belief, New York is actually a very energy efficient city. No longer can it be said that it is the dirtiest place in the US, and it is only becoming cleaner. Many buildings being built in Manhattan and the outer boroughs now reach LEED certification for sustainability, which makes both homeowners and building owners very happy.

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  • All Is Well: Dicaprio's New Wellness Pad By Peter Black | November 15, 2013

    Apparently the only thing more important to Leonardo Dicaprio than “going green” is “going well.” The environmentally conscious superstar—who has been probing NYC’s luxury condo-scape for the last several months—recently purchased a home at 66 East 11th Street in Greenwich Village.

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  • Citi Bike and the Urban Trend Towards Green and Clean By Peter Black | September 11, 2013

    New York is frequently ranked among the nation’s filthiest cities. Scurrying through a monstrous maze of concrete and glass, throwing Chinese takeout boxes aimlessly into overflowing trash cans, filing like desperate rats into underground metal tubes—these are New Yorkers, and they’re not exactly the embodiment of environmental consciousness.

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  • The Greening of New York City By Clemence Fontaine | August 26, 2013

    The wake up call started in 2007 when Mayor Bloomberg set a goal to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2030. It launched PlaNYC, a project that brings together over 25 city agencies to work toward a greener and greater New York. 

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  • New York Comes Clean By Clemence Fontaine | August 21, 2013

    Living in New York implies a busy and fast-paced lifestyle, little time spent in your apartment, and even less time dedicated to cleaning it. If you want to avoid cockroaches or mice, New York’s dearest population, there is a crucial need for you to make a choice. If you do not want to turn into an angel in the house, then you’ll probably need to call a cleaning service. 

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  • Midtown Rezoning Efforts Gets an Environmental Thumbs Up By Aby Thomas | March 25, 2013

    New York City has been known to devote a lot of time and money to preserving its historic buildings, and these efforts have extended to the maintenance of the mid-century glass towers that can be seen almost everywhere in Midtown Manhattan. But a new report suggests that we may be going about this the wrong way—according to the study by Terrapin Bright Green, an environmental consulting group, these old skyscrapers are so energy-inefficient that demolishing them and then rebuilding them would actually be better for the environment.

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  • Fossil Fuel Free by 2050? By Thomas Faddegon | March 13, 2013

    New York City is striving to put itself on the cutting edge of energy efficiency. Green buildings and green apartments are sprouting up all over the city. A multi-pronged attack on carbon emissions and energy costs is already underway with Mayor Bloomberg at the helm.

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  • An Overview of NYC Green Initiatives By Thomas Faddegon | February 20, 2013

    Last week, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled the latest of his environmental initiatives. A new wave of efforts has begun, signaling an infrastructural overhaul.

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