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Articles about "LEED Certification"

  • 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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  • City Challenge: 80% Greener by 2050 By Jonathan Tuason | September 24, 2014

    Mayor Bill de Blasio has issued a challenge to the city, and it’s a doozy.  Through a press release, he’s challenged the city to be significantly more environmentally friendly, with a goal of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over 2005 levels by 2050.  New York State’s goal is an 80% reduction over 1990 levels.

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  • LEED Certification Getting A Makeover By Peter Black | November 06, 2013

    The grey, concrete metropolis—known by most as New York City—is getting greener. A lot greener.

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  • Adopt the Wellness Vibe in NYC By Clemence Fontaine | August 07, 2013

    After the LEED certification that is better for energy-savings and the environment, here comes the “Well Building Standard”, a certification that focuses exclusively on wellness. Delos is the real estate developer that has come up with this innovative idea and with the philosophy that a building should do no harm. As the wellness industry is burgeoning, the firm has thought of expanding the feel good vibe to housing and is today the pioneer of a standard for homes that is most likely to spread soon. 

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  • Go Green in Your NYC Home By Angela Richardson | April 22, 2013

    Happy Earth Day! While the green movement is going strong and shows no signs of backing down soon, we still have a long way to go. Here are five simple ways to make your living space eco-friendly while reducing your carbon footprint and thereby helping fight global warming.

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  • Bloomberg’s MillionTrees NYC Project Succesfully Underway By Liam Delaney | November 28, 2012

    New York City is getting greener every day thanks to Mayor Bloomberg’s project MillionTrees NYC. MillionTrees NYC is attempting to plant and care for one million new trees across all five boroughs within the next decade, the stated purpose being for New Yorkers to benefit from cleaner air, cooler streets, and, of course, their inherent beauty. While the goals of this project are a great example of sustainable development in New York City, the true allure of it lies in the volunteer opportunities to plant trees, take stewardship over them, and educate communities on environmental care.

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  • Energy Efficiency in the Summer: What to Look for in a Condo By Andrea Garcia-Vargas | July 27, 2012

    For a few weeks now, temperatures have reached the high 90s, broiling Manhattan blacktops and making it humanly impossible to sit on the red TKTS stairs of Times Square. Although there is little New Yorkers can do about the weather, there is much that can be done to choose an apartment building that will both accommodate a resident and use energy efficiently. Here are the top 5 features that help keep a condominium building cool, calm, collected – and green.

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  • LEED Certification Proves its Worth By Yuan Feng | July 23, 2012

    An emphasis on sustainability and green technology has become a leading trend and concern in the modern era. In particular, sustainability in New York apartments is now a pressing issue for developers and buyers alike. However, this begs the question: does LEED certification actually brings about higher prices? LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a ranking system for sustainability which judges everything about the design and features of a building to the way in which it was constructed. Though expensive, LEED certification means that a building is conforming to the highest standard of eco-friendliness. After all, would homebuyers really pay more for green technology in their homes or apartments during hard economic times? As it turns out, a green certification label truly is worth more than just the sake of a title; LEED certification has actually been proven to add selling value to Manhattan apartments.  

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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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