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Electronic Recyclers International Launches New York Offices

March 6th, 2013 | by pressroom

Now the largest privately held recycler of electronic waste in the US, and the world’s first dual-certified electronic waste recycler, Fresno-headquartered Electronic Recyclers International is licensed to de-manufacture and recycle televisions, computer monitors, computers and other types of electronic equipment. ERI serves public sector clients via GSA contract GS-10F-0051Y and processes more than 200 million pounds of electronic waste annually at eight locations in seven states, including California, Washington, Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts, Texas and North Carolina

New Urbanism: America’s 10 Most Walkable Cities

February 8th, 2013 | by GBE FACTS

Rather than drive, think about walking more. A number of advocate groups celebrate a newfound urbanism developing throughout popular US cities. The following cities usher in a new-defined sense of urban living, enticing inhabitants to walk about more often

Five of The World’s Most Sustainable Sports Stadiums

September 18th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

Sustainability is one of the most important aspects of any new architectural design and in recent years we’ve seen this spread into the world of sports stadiums. Traditionally, the concept behind sports stadiums has been to create a colosseum-like structure which adds theatre and creates an incredible atmosphere with little prior thought ever given to sustainability. Recently, things have begun to change and we’re now seeing more and more architects giving sustainability the attention it deserves when designing new sports stadiums

Largest Manhattan Solar Array Completed

January 24th, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill

Deutsche Bank announced Monday the completion and operation of it new 122.4kW solar photovoltaic system installed atop its Americas headquarters at 60 Wall Street, New York. The array is expected to decrease carbon emissions by 100 metric tonnes per year

Building Green Doesn’t Cost Extra

February 17th, 2011 | by Dawn Killough

The Andrew, a 50-unit residential apartment building, is providing renters with energy efficient housing with no additional construction costs. The savings translate to a 50% reduction in utility costs for residents

New York City Takes Giant Leap for Green Buildings

September 30th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

The New York City Council passed several recommendations yesterday, preparing the way for more green building. The addition of "the environment" to the purpose of the building code was a large step for members of the Green Codes Task Force

Ground Zero Mosque Would Be Green

August 20th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

The "Ground Zero Mosque," as it is being called, is a controversial development in New York, near the site of the 9/11 attacks. The project will be seeking LEED certification, if it gets off the ground

From Landfill to Park in 30 Years

October 9th, 2008 | by Dawn Killough

The City of New York is currently working to transform the once "largest landfill in the world" into a spacious nature park with lots of amenities

Short Takes and a Cold-Frame Follow-up

April 23rd, 2007 | by Philip Proefrock

I've got a couple small items to share today. These are both regional items; just further manifestations of the old adage of "Think Globally, Act Locally." But, though they both have a regional focus, they will both have wider interest for all who are interested in green building.

New York House magazine is organizing the first regional residential green building contest. The program is open until the end of the year, but they already have 40 homes that are going to enter. The contest is open to homes built since January 2000. Architects, builders and homeowners in New York City and the surrounding counties who have been involved with a green home in the region are asked to submit them for this contest.

According to information we received, some of the homes are zero net energy users, which is a category we'd like to see more examples of, particularly in the single-family residential category. The criteria for the contest are based on the LEED for Homes guidelines:

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