Green Buildings - November 25-8, 2014

You can prevent drought restrictions and additional surcharges
In October, to avoid a drought situation, Rockland County officials asked residents and businesses to voluntarily curb their water usage. Dry weather had left Lake ...

LED solutions - Reality and perception
With continuing technical advances, the reality of LED solutions is an expanding platform of innovation. Today's LED lighting products not only deliver increased cost and ...

Short primer on the benefits of LED lighting
There has been a revolution - literally, in energy technology in the past few years. If you have not had an energy audit done on ...

After the building goes up: Unlocking green potential
As the design and construction industry diligently work to create buildings that lessen their environmental impact, erecting a sustainable structure is only half the battle. ...

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 ...

End results of green codes and goals: Health and wealth
Laws, codes, guidelines, benchmarking, incentives, market advantages, increased awareness, new technologies, revised goals. The express train focused on green and sustainability continues to gain momentum. ...

Working from home will change NYC's energy landscape
Get ready—we are going to be spending a lot more time at home. Telecommuting has grown over 80% from 2005, and this number is expected ...

7 Bryant Park: Not your father's skyscraper
Gazing down through the November mist at the Bryant Park skating rink 450 ft. below, Tommy Craig (Hines) called 7 Bryant Park "boutique" construction. Only ...

Onset launches the Bluetooth Smart HOBO MX1101
According to Onset, a world leader in data loggers for building performance monitoring, the HOBO MX1101, the company introduces its first data logger that measures ...

Thornton Tomasetti recognized as a LEED Proven Provider by GBCI
Thornton Tomasetti has been recognized as a LEED Proven Provider for the Building Design and Construction rating system family by the Green Building Certification Institute ...

NYC SCA and MDSA open PS 340: A 95,000 s/f green school
PS340, a public school developed by the NYC School Construction Authority (SCA) and designed by MDSzerbaty+Associates (MDSA), opened its doors in September in the Chelsea ...

Jack Resnick & Sons unveils sustainable green roof at 255 Greenwich Street
Inspired and modeled after its successful roof gardens at 250 Hudson St. and Symphony House, owner/developer Jack Resnick & Sons has completed two more green ...

Brookhaven accepts 100 million pounds of recyclables so far this year
According to supervisor Ed Romaine and Green Stream Recycling, the Material Recovery Facility has accepted the 100 millionth pound of material for recycling since the ...

Professional profile: Christopher Jones, 2014
Name: Christopher Jones Title: Associate Company: Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC Location: New York, N.Y. Birthplace: Dallas, TX Education: Texas Tech University School of Architecture First job in real ...

Professional profile: Brian McGuire, 2014
Name: Brian McGuire Title: Director of BIM Services Company: Edwards and Zuck Location: 315 Park Ave. South New York, N.Y. 10010 Birthplace: ...

Professional profile: Oisin O'Brien, 2014
Name: Oisin O'Brien Title: Written and Digital Content Manager Company: AGRION Location: New York, N.Y. Birthplace: Toronto, CA Education: MS in Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management, Milano, ...

Professional profile: Kristin Schuster, 2014
Name: Kristin Schuster Title: Project Architect Company: SWBR Architects Location: Rochester, N.Y. Birthplace: Rochester, N.Y. Education: BS in Architecture from the University at Buffalo First job outside of real ...

APF Properties achieves LEED-EB Gold for 28 West 44th Street, a 371,000 s/f office/retail building
According to Berndt Perl, principal of APF Properties (www.apfproperties.com), the Club Row Building at 28 West 44th St. in the Midtown area has become the ...

Cuomo unveils first NY Green Bank transactions for clean energy projects
According to governor Andrew Cuomo, the first transactions of NY Green Bank to kick off clean energy projects across New York have been completed. These ...