Green Buildings - November 11-24, 2014

Diamond Properties honored by WGBC as one of Westchester's first certified green businesses
Diamond Properties has celebrated its designation as Westchester Green Business-Certified as part of the Westchester Green Business Challenge (WGBC) at Grand Prix New York. Jim Diamond ...

WSP Commissioning Practice wins USGBC's Best of Buildings' Award
WSP has been named Best Commissioning Provider in the United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) first annual Best of Buildings awards, according to Steve Burrows, ...

Big data meets resiliency
Big data is quickly establishing itself as the "new analytics" in terms of capturing data, calculating metrics and creating new tools for the efficient management ...

Do you want a mold law to go in effect?
Do you want another environmental law? An environmental law that regulates that pesty and sometimes dangerous natural living fungi - MOLD? Another environmental four letter ...

LL 84 and LL 87 - Expanding requirements
New York City has just published two reports - "PlaNew York City LL 84" and "One City Build to Last" - covering progress to date ...

Navigating utility, energy and environmental risk in a transformational time
If you were in New York City in August for the Northeast blackout of 2003, you were either terrified or had one of the best ...

How can sustainability affect climate change?
By now, we should all be aware of the 2030 Challenge. If not, it is an initiative setup by Architecture 2030, a non-profit firm, to ...

Mayor de Blasio's "One City, Built to Last" benefits us all
New York mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced his intent to reduce the city's greenhouse gas emissions by 80% over 2005 levels by 2050. According ...

Chemical-free disinfection and safety
In a previous article I talked about how ultraviolet technology can reduce energy and maintenance use in your HVAC system. Now we look at another ...

SL Green's 100 Park Avenue awarded LEED Gold from USGBC
SL Green Realty Corp.'s 100 Park Ave., the 825,815 s/f "modern classic" situated in the Midtown area, has been awarded a LEED-EB Gold certification by ...

Pierson of Parsons Brinckerhoff named EFCG CEO of the Year
The Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG) has named George Pierson, president and CEO of Parsons Brinckerhoff, as "EFCG 2014 CEO of the Year." The award is ...

utiliVisor introduces its new website
A new website that highlights its energy advisory services for building owners, institutions, and marine companies has been introduced by utiliVisor (www.utilivisor.com). The leader in continuous ...

Francis Cauffman designs 620 Fulton; LEED Silver targeted
Architecture firm Francis Cauffman revealed the first images of its design for 620 Fulton, a new health center and mixed-use building for The New York ...

United Wind finances $10 million for distributed wind projects
United Wind, a recognized leader in distributed-scale wind energy project development through its WindLease platform, has secured a $10 million project financing commitment from Pacific ...

2 Gateway Center achieves Platinum best-in-class certification from WiredScore
According to C&K Properties, 2 Gateway Center, its class A office tower in the area's Central Business District, has achieved best-in-class Platinum certification by WiredScore ...

Professional Profile: Jillian Caramanna, 2014
Name: Jillian Caramanna Title: Manager, Strategic Accounts Company: AGRION Location: New York, NY Birthplace: Watertown, NY Education: University at Albany First job outside of real estate: Event Planning - Albany Business ...

Professional Profile: Sabrina Pagani, 2014
Name: Sabrina Pagani, NCIDQ, IIDA, AIA, LEED Title: Associate Company: FXFOWLE Architects Location: New York Birthplace: New York Education: Dartmouth College, B.A. Art History, Harvard Graduate School of ...

Professional Profile: Zoe Reich, 2014
Name: Zoe Reich Title: Director of Sustainability Company: Edwards and Zuck Location: New York, N.Y. Birthplace: Connecticut Education: BA, MS - University of Pennsylvania, MS - ...

Professional Profile: Salvatore Sciandra, 2014
Name: Salvatore Sciandra Title: Business Development Manager Company: Frey Electric Construction Co. Location: 100 Pearce Ave., Tonawanda, N.Y. 14150 Birthplace: Buffalo, N.Y. Education: International Brotherhood of ...