Design concepts from five finalists have been selected for FIGMENT’s City of Dreams 2013-14 Pavilion Design Competition, which charged entrants with creating a prototype for “a new, truly sustainable way of thinking about design and construction” that will be installed next summer on Governors Island.
While its Rust Belt roots continue to fade, the University of Buffalo’s new $75 million engineering school hopes to help position Western New York as a tech industry leader.
Designed by Gensler from used steel shipping containers, the New York Center for Sustainable Energy will fuse net zero design practices with education about the impact of clean energy choices on the natural environment.
WNYC is talking about it. Inhabitat is taking photos. Williamsburg’s aspiring chillwave stars have to be jealous of Passive House 1.
See the space between those two ex-tenements on the Lower East Side? That’s where LES resident Ken Ruck wants to put the first-ever urban “earthship.”
Redhook Green, Jay Amato’s net zero passion project in Red Hook, was a gbNYC favorite. Note the past tense.
Europe has thousands of passive houses. But, like health care systems that actually work and mopeds, this continental trend hasn’t really caught on in the U.S.
What we don’t know about Redhook Green — and something we’ll certainly be discussing a lot in 2010 — is what exactly its “net zero” ambitions will actually mean in practice.