New Research Reveals the Safety Hazards of Green Building

By Katie Frasier This article originally appeared in ENR Mountain States. During the past several years, the green building trend has soared, with an increase in government incentives and availability of affordable supplies driving a huge growth of U.S. Green Building Council LEED-certified buildings. With the LEED program ambitiously hoping to certify one million commercial buildings by 2020, it’s no surprise that...

LPC Approves Plans for Governors Island

East, Ticker | Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | Tom Stoelker. In a unanimous decision, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the first phase of plans by the Trust for Governors Island to restore and revamp the island. The vision includes a paisley-like landscape by West 8 on the terrace in front of McKim, Mead and White designed Liggett Hall. Way-finding by Pentagram and lighting by Susan Tillotson...

Retrofits Always “Greener?”

As a new study from the Preservation Green Lab [part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation] shows, the answer is “a resounding ‘usually.’”   Turns out, the question of building reuse is much more nuanced and interesting than can be answered with an blanket strategy – which is not at all surprising. Whether an existing building should be retrofitted or demolished...

Historic Buildings May Be Greener Than You Think

Green - Energy, the Environment and the Bottom Line Historic Buildings May Be Greener Than You Think By JOANNA M. FOSTER The Henry Street Settlement headquarters on the Lower East Side is undergoing a green retrofit. Henry Street Settlement The Henry Street Settlement headquarters on the Lower East Side is undergoing a green retrofit. Green: Living In New York City, a conflict has long been...