With the recent LEED-EB Silver certification of the Rockefeller Group’s 1271 Avenue of the Americas, Sixth Avenue has jumped past Park Avenue for the most LEED-EB-certified office buildings in Manhattan. The rating also nudged the West Side past the East Side on the same list, 19 to 18.
Archive | April, 2012
An article in the latest issue of the Public Contract Law Journal is particularly timely in light of recent commentary on the Department of Defense’s intention to pursue LEED certification for its projects while simultaneously developing a new, agency-specific building code.
After improving on its 2008 and 2009 ranks (12th and 10th) in 2010 (5th), New York City held steady by placing 6th on EPA’s list in 2011. But in terms of total floor area and annual cost savings the much denser Big Apple performed quite well, ranking third and second overall in those two categories.
It will stand at a symbolic final height of 1776 feet and was once known as the Freedom Tower. But when it came time to brand 1 World Trade Center, the Port Authority and the Durst Organization turned to the London-based design firm Wordsearch.
With LEED 2012 expected to be released this coming November at the annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo in San Francisco, gbNYC intends to offer periodic updates, insights and announcements, and, of course, review what will be included in the much anticipated continued evolution of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building rating system.
Last fall, Toronto’s industrial real estate sector successfully lobbied the City Council for an exception to the city’s Green Roof Bylaw, allowing new industrial properties and building additions to install cool roofing material instead of green roofs. Now, the institutional sector is pushing for the same exception.