Governor Cuomo has signed legislation which authorizes local governments or school districts to provide a real property tax exemption for new green building or renovation projects constructed after January 1, 2013 by local law, ordinance, or resolution.
Three New York City submarkets rank among the country’s top 10 green real estate markets according to Cushman & Wakefield’s 2011 Green Building Opportunity Index.
The hospitality industry’s global green building leader has added the Garden State to its list of locations where guests can book rooms in a LEED-certified Element hotel.
A recent study published in the Forest Products Journal identifies a lack of FSC-certified wood products as creating a green construction “bottleneck,” and calls on USGBC to open up its MR-7 Certified Wood credit to alternative forest certification regimes.
In part two of All Things Considered’s consideration of the green building movement, the show takes a look at the darker — or less-efficient, at least — side of LEED.
NPR’s feature on brand LEED and green building sure seems like a big deal. But how was the story?
Local banks still exist, but are increasingly the sort of thing grandparents talk about walking past on their way uphill to school (and then again, on the uphill home) back in the old days. The tellers knew your name, the locations were convenient, there were no grandiose jerkweeds in a back room tranching and re-tranching your mortgage, then making trillions of dollars worth of bets on whether or not you’d pay it back, and then going out for steak and yelling profanities at each other. Commerce Bank was one such nice-guy local bank — except for the unfeasible dual-uphill-location thing — before it was purchased by Canadian banking giant TD Banknorth back in 2007. As so often happens with your bigger banks, TD Bank went about alienating New Jerseyans (admittedly, not difficult) by acting like a Canadian Banking Giant. It will take more than some solar-enhanced drive-throughs and a bunch of carbon offsets to win back Jersey — we’re like that — but TD Bank’s recent announcement that it plans to go carbon neutral at least is a sign that the erstwhile Canadian Banking Giant is dedicated to being a Responsible Canadian Banking Giant.
Designed by Cook + Fox Architects, the Hegeman Residence will pursue a LEED Silver rating from USGBC and exclusively offer studios, 61 of which will be set aside for low-income individuals from the surrounding neighborhood (which, incidentally, is one of the poorest in New York City and where a disproportionate number of residents become homeless).
A recent discussion at The New School – “The University as Green Crucible” – discussed how sustainability, green design, and green business can play a more significant role in higher education.
A new report from Marsh explores current trends in the insurance markets with respect to available coverages for the risks associated with green building projects.