Green Buildings - July 15-28, 2014

Green and Building Information Modeling (BIM)
As the building industry evolves, so do the tools of the trade. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is one of the tools that are redefining the ...

Simple technology, so many benefits
There is a great deal of talk about energy efficiency, retrofitting, retrocommissioning, Local Law 87 and a myriad of terms people are bandying around. It ...

Time to focus on Local Law 87 compliance - again
It's year two in the Local Law 87 cycle and it's time for "covered buildings" on blocks ending with the number "4" to focus on ...

Demand a plan for your green initiatives
This article can't begin to define all of the interrelated benefits of embracing a "green building initiative," however, I do want to talk about the ...

Rent freeze? Go green to save green
The rent freeze promised by N.Y.C. mayor Bill de Blasio is heating up. Landlords are, understandably, against it, arguing that annual property maintenance costs out-pace ...

Con Ed offers savory recipe for restaurants to save energy and money
Here's some good news for restaurant owners in New York City and Westchester County. Food establishments that are natural gas or electricity customers of Con ...

Benefits of improving energy efficiency
I was fortunate to have been the construction and environmental manager for one of the largest conversions from No. 6 oil to natural gas in ...

SL Green Corp. expands LED lighting retrofit program
SL Green Realty Corp. is underway with the expansion of an LED lighting retrofit program, installing more than 8,000 LED lamps across nine commercial office ...

Redburn Development's River Street Lofts utilizes green energy and building
The River Street Lofts was designed with the young, Gen Y or millennial, professional in mind. The property, located at 172-176 River St., is one ...

SWBR celebrates grand opening of $23 million BEST Test facility
SWBR Architects celebrated the grand opening of the BEST Test & Commercialization Center at the Eastman Business Park, a $23 million, 18,000 s/f facility containing ...

Destiny USA reaches new LEED milestone
Fifty-one spaces at Destiny USA have achieved formal LEED certification status from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) with The Cheesecake Factory and Lucky Brand ...

utiliVisor partners with SUNY Maritime
utiliVisor has formed a partnership with SUNY Maritime College that will facilitate the implementation of energy efficiency measures at SUNY facilities while creating training and ...

GPC launches new Green Garage Certification program
The Green Parking Council (GPC), an affiliate of the International Parking Institute (IPI), has launched the Green Garage Certification program. The program is the parking ...

Professional Profile: Lex Blakeley-Glover, 2014
Name: Lex Blakeley-Glover, MRICS Title: Associate Company: VVA Project Managers & Consultants Location: New York, N.Y. Birthplace: London, England Education: University of Reading, Berkshire, UK First job outside ...

Professional Profile: Peter Fine, 2014
Name: Pete Fine Title: President Company: US SolarWorks, LLC Location: 7 N. Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703 Place of birth: Rehoboth, MA Family: Two sons age 16 & 18 - ...

Professional Profile: Samantha Giorgio, 2014
Name: Samantha Giorgio Title: Designer, Associate Company: TPG Architecture Location: New York, N.Y. Birthplace: New York, N.Y. Education: Washington University in St. ...

Professional Profile: Daniel Zimmon, 2014
Name: Daniel Zimmon Title: CEO Company: Adelhardt Construction Corp. Location: New York, N.Y. and Aventura, FL Birthplace: Rockville Centre, NY​ Education: ​Chaminade High School, Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster ...

Related Companies and Oxford Properties unveil Fifty Five Hudson Yards; Anticipating LEED Gold
Related Cos. (www.related.com) and Oxford Properties Group have unveiled Fifty Five Hudson Yards, the latest addition to the commercial office tower collection in the 28-acre ...

Triangle Equities completes milestones in $35 million LEED Silver Triangle Plaza Hub
Developer Triangle Equities has achieved several milestones in the development of the $35 million, 88,000 s/f Triangle Plaza Hub at 149th St. This green project ...