Green Government Buildings
August 23rd, 2007

While the environmentally friendly renovations planned for the United Nations’ headquarters received attention from the likes of Business Week, a city government building is breaking records on the municipal level.

The new home of the city’s Office of Emergency Management
in Brooklyn was recently awarded a silver LEED rating, which denotes its level of sustainability, the Brooklyn Eagle reports. And this federally funded building is the first city government building in the nation to do so, the paper writes.

(The Green Buildings NYC blog caught this Eagle article.)

By on August 23, 2007, 6:17 am
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One Response to “Green Government Buildings”

  1. Stephen Says:
    August 23rd, 2007 at 11:07 am

    Thanks for the link- this was an important green project. I wrote about the UN renovations a few weeks ago as well- they’e incredibly ambitious and should be one of the highest profile NYC green projects once underway. Of course, they’ll compete with the World Trade Center site (all proposed LEED towers) when construction there begins in earnest- it’s definitely an exciting time for green construction in New York.

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