The Architect’s Newspaper has a series of articles about New York, all trying to answer the question, How Green is The Big Apple? Given the density and the most heavily used public transportation system in the country, NYC consistently ranks high on “sustainability” lists. But for anyone who lives here, this hardly feels like “green” living.
The Architect’s Newspaper offers some pretty comprehensive coverage (some are clickable, others are not):
- How New York Measures Up
- Three Exemplars: One Bryant Park, Stuyvesant Cove Environmental Learning Center, and Site 3 at battery park city
- Do Green Buildings Live Up to their Promise?
- New York’s Policies Catch Up to Sustainability
- Local Local Law 86
- Jolly Green Client: An interview with New York Times Executive David Thurm
- At What Cost Green Materials?
- Outsourcing Green Expertise
- Growing a Green Building Market
There’s also really great thumbnail graphs that tell the quick and dirty story (no pun intended), such as how many green buildings New York has compared to other cities (Atlanta was high on the list, a surprise to me), open space, and other “green” criteria. This is a must-read.