Thursday, September 4, 2008

Green Building

GreenHomeNYC is a volunteer-run nonprofit organization that promotes environmentally sustainable urban buildings. They offer monthly forums, guided tours of green buildings and a wealth of information about building methods and materials for small building owners in New York City. Whether a tenant or an owner, check out GreenHomeNYC's website to learn more about how you can make your home greener, healthier and more comfortable!

For example, on their website you can find info the Brookyn Children's Musem and other green buildings in NYC. . .

Full of color and light, the Brooklyn Children's Museum's adventurous expansion, designed by renowned architect Rafael Viñoly, brings the home of the world's first museum dedicated to children above ground for the first time in 25 years. The $42 million project will double the 103-year-old Museum's size to 102,000 sq.ft., increasing its capacity from 250,000 to 400,00 visits anually. Due to open in 2007, the enlarged entrance at the corner of St. Marks and Brooklyn Avenues in Crown Heights will feature an entry hall that can accommodate the simultaneous arrival of families and several school groups. State-of-the-art technologies will make it the 1st green children's museum in the nation.
Construction/Renovation Year: 2006
Size: 53282LEED Registered/Certified

Green Energy Features
Geothermal Heat Pump
Energy Efficiency Features: Daylighting

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Speaking of green things/places/events in BK, Green Edge NYC is hosting an Eco-Tour Scavenger Hunt in Brooklyn this Saturday, September 6, from 4:30-7PM. Meet new friends as your search the borough for the greenest restaurants, businesses, buildings and parks. Click here to learn more!

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