Posts Tagged housing

The Greenhouse Effect

February 25, 2008
The Greenhouse Effect

Better than Greenhouse Gas Effects Brooklyn’s first L.E.E.D. certified residential building Greenbelt, opened its doors last week for a host of public-and private if you want to live there-events. Starting on Wednesday of last week, Brooklyn’s Green Drinks held their monthly mingling session and this past weekend, eco-workshops ranging from organic cooking lessons to the […]

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LEED-ing by Example: Green Building Grows Up

February 6, 2007
LEED-ing by Example: Green Building Grows Up

Just a few years ago, a vanguard of environmentally-conscious builders in New York thought they could spur a mainstream “green building” movement on grounds of good business practices alone. But now, as the trend matures and interest in green everything accelerates, developers are saying market forces aren’t enough, and more help from government is needed. […]

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Sustainable Housing Comes to the Bronx

January 18, 2007
Sustainable Housing Comes to the Bronx

The Bloomberg administration, hoping to inspire more imaginative design in working-class housing, intends to turn over one of a dwindling number of large tracts of city-owned land to a development team with an unusual plan — to build a low- and moderate-income housing complex bound together by courtyards and roof gardens that would be used […]

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Brad Pitt Unveils “Green” Housing Designs for New Orleans Rebuilding

September 6, 2006
Brad Pitt Unveils

Actor Brad Pitt recently unveiled a “green” housing design for New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward and said he was appalled by the slow pace of rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina hit last year. Two New York City architects won a contest, underwritten by Pitt, for an affordable, environmentally sound housing design. Their complex of single family […]

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