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and DEP Launch New York City’s Second Green Building
||Thursday, September 22
Stuyvesant Cove Park
2420 FDR Drive
New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Commissioner Emily Lloyd and US Environmental Protection Agency
Regional Administrator Alan J. Steinberg will be at Solar 1, a
green-designed facility located under the FDR Drive, to announce
the opening of the City’s second Green Building Design Competition.
The competition promotes sustainable development in both new building
projects and the City’s public spaces. Winners receive up
Competitors explore designs that incorporate less
toxic building materials, reduced water and energy consumption,
planning for transportation and vehicle alternatives, improved
air quality, incorporation of the City’s land and streets
to promote environmentally beneficial growth, and general preservation
of natural ecosystems.
Winning projects from 2004 include the Queens Botanical
Garden, the Roosevelt Avenue/74 th Street Station Rehabilitation,
the Brooklyn Ice House, the 2nd Avenue Subway and the Studio 27
Regenerative Row House.