Friday reading: it’s what you read on Fridays. Or on Saturday or Sunday if you’re busy right now. Whenever, really. Totally up to you.
Author Archive | David Roth
Greenwich Village and NYU exist in a fragile state of detente — at best. But while many Villagers don’t dig NYU Law’s newly opened Wilf Hall, its green bona fides are easy to like.
LEED: perhaps you’ve read about it. But while not everyone agrees that LEED is all it could be, it’s hard to argue with one billion square feet of certified real estate.
Well look at this guy. The handsome devil at left is gbNYC founder and Jedi-in-chief Stephen Del Percio, and he’s got some predictions on green building in 2011.
You see these liberty-loving conservative white people? Yeah, well they’re terrified of bike lanes and think LEED is a socialist plot.
The green building market is outperforming its conventional counterpart, and green buildings offer a quicker return on investment. Is this news? Maybe for some. Is it good? Definitely.
No, seriously. A process called vitrification turns toxic dredge-slop into clean, green sculptural glass. And it’s (slightly) less fanciful than it sounds.
Steelworks Lofts, an adaptive reuse project in Williamsburg, is out of limbo. It has new developers, a new identity as a rental building… but what about its former sustainability?
When you need adjective-rich prose about green buildings, you know where to go. When you want actual expertise, you ask gbNYC founder/capo Stephen Del Percio.
Redhook Green, Jay Amato’s net zero passion project in Red Hook, was a gbNYC favorite. Note the past tense.