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Manhattan Green Building Bike Tour
Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Join GreenHomeNYC for a bike tour of green buildings in Lower Manhattan. The tours are an opportunity visit a varied collection of buildings to learn about energy efficient and sustainable building methods directly from building professionals such as the architect, engineer, developer or owner. You’ll experience firsthand the inner workings and design details, as well the challenges and accomplishments that were faced by the professionals involved with these commercial and residential buildings.
This tour will feature green office space as well as a fantastic case study for deep energy retrofits.
In 2010 179 Henry Street converted its old steam heating system to a high efficient hot water system. Along with lighting and water conservation measures, the building reduced its energy consumption by 44% in the first year! Learn how the building took advantage of a number of state and federal finance programs to achieve these incredible savings at minimal cost to the owners.
The next stop will showcase 148 Lafayette St. a LEED Gold office space with unique day lighting, efficient HVAC, occupancy sensors, and a biowall designed to resemble Central Park.
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A community-oriented, volunteer-run organization, GreenHomeNYC’s mission is to facilitate the adoption of sustainable building methods and materials by owners of small residential and commercial buildings in New York City.
GreenHomeNYC aims to be a hub of resources for small building owners, to promote the understanding of green building issues, and to connect building owners with local green building service and materials providers.
GreenHomeNYC is also the New York City Chapter for the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), the nation’s leading regional membership organization focused on promoting the understanding, development, and adoption of energy conservation and non-polluting, renewable energy technologies. To find out more, visit www.nesea.org.
GreenHomeNYC is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit corporation.