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New York City Department of Education and School Construction Authority Unveil NYC Green Schools Guide and Rating System

Introduced just yesterday through a joint effort from the Department of Education and School Construction Authority, the New York City Green Schools Guide and Rating System (“GSG”) will apply to all new school construction, modernization, and renovation projects in the five boroughs. The GSG and Rating System is based on LEED, but also incorporates elements […]

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NYC’s Affordable Housing Developers May Face Renewed Battle Over Green Building Mandate

An interesting item appeared in this week’s print edition of Crain’s New York Business. The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”) is apparently considering the use of the Enterprise Community Partners’ Green Communities rating system in connection with affordable housing development here in New York. Crain’s reports that HPD Commissioner Shaun […]

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“Making Green Building a Mainstream Practice” Conference Offers Thoughts from Developers on LEED

Last Thursday, Bank of America, The Rockefeller Foundation, and The Next American City magazine sponsored an invitation-only conference at the Museum of Natural History as part of the Urban Innovation Symposium Series. Called “From the Ground Up: Making Green Building a Mainstream Practice,” a variety of both market-rate and affordable housing developers, including Douglas Durst, […]

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LEED Silver for Bronx Library Center & Local Law 86 Primer

The New York Public Library’s Bronx Library Center was awarded LEED Silver certification from USGBC last summer, but USGBC President Rick Fedrizzi officially presented the honor in person at a ceremony last Thursday, January 11th up in The Bronx. The Center is the first publicly-funded green building in New York City to receive LEED certification […]

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