The NYC Green Awards

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07/08/2009 4:00 AM |

BEST GREEN OFFICE BUILDING THAT MAY SOMEDAY DEVELOP SENTIENCE

Norman Foster’s Hearst Tower

It may not be perfect, but Foster’s gold-certified LEED office
building
is a good place to start (even though we should’ve started 15
years ago) — or perhaps we just really want to talk about all the
cool features: rain catchment on the roof that serves to water plants
and replenish air conditioning; off-angle siting (so it’s not square to
the adjacent buildings, providing more natural light); light sensors
that monitor (and reduce) interior lighting based on natural light;
activity sensors that control both lighting and computers; the use of
outside air for cooling and ventilation up to 80 percent of the year.
So yeah, one day the building will come alive and hunt down all its
non-green inhabitants, Hal style. Obviously.

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4 Comment

  • I work for Green Spaces in Brooklyn ( http://www.greenspaceshome.com ). We put on the Green Business Competition ( http://greenbusinesscompetition.com ) mentioned with Gotham Greens, a client of ours, in the “Best use of God’s Old House”.

    Check the links!

  • Nice article I interned for http://www.biggreencart.com an eco-friendly auction/swap site . We participated in the Go Green Expo in April (in the Hilton Hotel ) , wish our website would have been nominated .

  • Time’s Up rocks! I personally volunteer with this group and it’s amazing how much they get done with only volunteers and a very small budget. You can truly see the positive changes all over the city. Time’s Up definitely deserves this award after all of it’s long hard work and it’s nice to see they are finally being recognized. Thank you Time’s Up for making my New York City a more environmentally friendly place.

  • Check out my blog http://www.ecofriendlystudents.blogspot.com , I’m a teen trying to help the world and inform myself and others of the importance that being green can do .
    I think it’s awesome that people are trying to do the right thing in the green scene .