• New York City wants to do away with street garbage

    Since the Dutch settled in New York, the city has been struggling with waste disposal on the streets. Every day 12,000 tons of trash are placed out on sidewalks, making the city’s streets temporary residential and commercial garbage dumps. The┬áDepartments of Sanitation and Transportation are now addressing this problem and accepting plans and designs community […]

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  • The new Statue of Liberty Museum is sustainable and resilient

    After five years in the making, last month New York City saw the re-opening of the Statue of Liberty Museum, and by all definitions, it is well worth the wait. The LEED-Gold building has a rooftop garden with flowers and grasses, while the windows are etched with textured circles designed to prevent birds from flying […]

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  • Transit Authority of NYC looks to lease space to generate renewable energy

      The MTA (Metropolitan┬áTransit Authority) of New York City announced that it will lease more than 10 million square feet of rooftop space at seven of its largest facilities to companies that will install solar panels. The project could generate over 100 megawatts of renewable energy, which is enough to power 18,000 households in New […]

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