It was another bumpy year for real estate generally in New York City but there was no shortage of green building projects and news stories of interest which we tracked here at gbNYC, from prefab homes to green building litigation, green roofs, and the controversial Park51 project. As the year ends, check out the following five of our articles from 2010 that were the most popular (by total page views):
No. 1: Country Living & New World Home to Take Green Prefab Downtown
Back in June, Country Living magazine temporarily exhibited its 2010 House of the Year – a prototype LEED for Homes prefab, developed by New York-based design-builder New World Home – at the World Financial Center.
In one of the year’s biggest green building stories anywhere, a disgruntled purchaser of a condominium unit at Battery Park City’s Riverhouse filed suit against the developer of the project on the basis that the unit had failed to satisfy certain green representations in the project’s offering plan.
We considered a number of high-profile New York City green building projects from the perspective of the iconic Ms. Jacobs.
Park51 – and its preliminary plans to seek LEED certification – was one of the more divisive subjects we covered here at gbNYC in 2010.
After profiling the biggest green roof in New York City – atop the Morgan Mail Processing Facility on West 28th Street – we took a look at the state of local green roofs.
Why stop at five? Rounding out the rest of our top ten articles were:
We’ve had some bumps in the road here at gbNYC over the past year, but we’re excited about what 2011 has in store for us and hope you’ll continue to be a part of our coverage of New York City’s green building scene. If you haven’t already, be sure to fan us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and join us on LinkedIn.
Happy New Year!