Sustainability

Commercial Energy Audit to Cut Energy Costs

Commercial Energy Audit to Cut Energy Costs

Energy efficiency is a serious concern for businesses.  A commercial energy audit is necessary to help cut costs significantly.  In order to achieve optimal results, a reputable auditor that is vendor and solution neutral must perform the audit.   At Scott Henson Architect, we pride ourselves in being or having experienced, honest and thorough auditors.  An inaccurate audit can waste money by installing the...

The Cost Efficiency of LEED Certification

The Cost Efficiency of LEED Certification

If you've noticed that buildings that bear a LEED plaque cost more than buildings without, you're not imagining things. Structures built to Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design standards typically cost more at first, but the savings accrued over the life of the building more than offset the initial higher price. The ultimate cost efficiency of LEED certification is easy to understand, when...

Energy Reporting: It's the Law (New York City Local Law 84)

Energy Reporting: It’s the Law (New York City Local Law 84)

Since 2009, New York City Local Law 84 has mandated that owners of large building measure and report energy and water use. Known as "Benchmarking" the law is one of four that comprise the New York City Greener, Greater Building Plan (GGBP) enacted to reduce energy use, increase energy efficiency and promote clean energy 30 percent by 2030. The law's primary...

Design seeks to make the East River waterfront accessible

Annie Bergelin reports for The Architect's Newspaper: The Missing Link. AECOM designing new path to connect New York City's East River Esplanade.   For years there has been an inconvenient gap in the East River Esplanade between East 37th and East 60th streets, disrupting what could be a contiguous promenade experience along the waterfront. The gap is there because of two major built...