A significant investment from NYSERDA has New York City hopeful of becoming the country’s urban leader in infrastructure to support electric vehicles, with 80 new charging stations slated for installation across the five boroughs.
The news that CBRE Capital Partners has originated $61 million in financing for the LEED Gold-hopeful Riverhouse condominium project also provides a bit of backdrop to the fledgling Gidumal litigation.
The owners of a condominium unit at the LEED Gold-hopeful Riverhouse development in lower Manhattan are alleging that the project’s developer breached the terms of its offering plan by failing to deliver the “green” building systems that were specified within the plan.
Battery Park City RegattaWell, this is kind of surprising. Last week’s post on the continued use — and impending legislation to curtail said use — of mega-nasty heating sludge Number Six heating oil pinpointed upper Manhattan and the South Bronx as the neighborhoods in which ol’ Number Six was most commonly used. And while that’s still true, the Downtown Express reports that six buildings in Battery Park City, Manhattan’s most ostentatiously green residential neighborhood, are using Number Four or Number Six oil to heat their buildings. This isn’t in violation of BPC’s vaunted green building code (and isn’t mentioned in LEED’s guidelines, either), mostly because it seems like no one really thought about it until recently. Presumably, that’s going to be changing soon.
The first set of microturbines to be installed under new New York City legislation authorizing their operation has been completed in Battery Park City.
The Verdesian luxury rental apartment building in Battery Park City is the first in the country to earn LEED Platinum.
New York City is considering a capital incentive that would reimburse developers for each gallon of water that they conserve above a one thousand gallon per day yearly average. Dave Praeger (author of the recently-published Poop Culture, a book that discusses, among other things, the environmental impact of wastewater and sewage) toured the Solaire in […]