- You think your home is green? You ain’t seen nothing yet.
- The New York Times had a number of pieces on the green movement, including some commentary on eco-consumerism, and op-ed by Al Gore, analysis of the Prius’s success, the rise of the chief sustainability officer, coverage of how tech firms are tapping into the green market, an editorial in favor of adopting a cap and trade system for carbon, and discussion of the new wetland regulations which narrow the definition of what is a wetland.
- The Bank of America building at Bryant Park will not only achieve a LEED Platinum certification, it will also feature platinum level rents – some of the priciest in midtown.
- Updated LEED requirements will require increases in energy performance (Via Archinect)
- New York City’s new building code was signed into law. It will go into effect on July 1, 2008, with regulations promoting water efficient plumbing systems, rebates for green design, more efficient heating and cooling systems, and require white roofs. It will also accept the use of new materials and technologies.
- A new type of wind turbine ideal for the roofs of smaller residences is being developed in Australia.
- The United Arab Emirates is set to roll out a pilot program for green building modeled on LEED (via Archinect)
- Talk of the Nation featured a round table discussion on “green” products and eco-marketing
photo from A Low Impact Woodland Home