There’s been little progress over the past year in activating a 400-kilowatt fuel cell at Connecticut’s largest apartment building. Now, developer Bruce Becker is also waiting on $10 milllion in tax credits and $3.6 million in energy-efficiency grants that he claims the state owes to him.
The Superior Court of Connecticut has upheld a New Haven zoning amendment allowing Yale to proceed with construction of a new School of Management campus based in part on its green design and potential LEED certification.
For awhile, Slate was satisfied just to be one of the more consistently engaging/occasionally enraging sites on the Internet — well, satisfied to be that and to run dazzling features from one of the finest young writers of his generation. But in recent years, they’ve done a lot of innovating. Yes, there’s still a lot of “what you think is bad is actually good” feature-ing, but there are also a ton of new spin-off blogs and aggregations and videos and such. Apps, presumably. (The young people are always talking about the apps). One such new addition to Slate is The Hive, in which Slate’s readership’s collective intelligence is brought to bear on a particular problem. This is made all the more interesting, and gbNYC-relevant, by the fact that the first subject The Hive is tackling is the greening of Slate writer Daniel Gross’ Connecticut home.
Hartford already has its share of green buildings — from ultra-green duplexes in the Swift Village neighborhood to Pelli Clarke Pelli’s striking LEED Silver Connecticut Science Center on the waterfront — but a vibrant city center is one vital sustainable element the city still lacks.
Connecticut’s construction industry is voicing some of the theoretical legal concerns that many commentators have pointed out with respect to proposed state-level, LEED-driven legislation.
At Norwalk Community College in Connecticut, students are petitioning against a new lab building’s relative lack of green features.