Find a building in Brooklyn that is “green”. The following links will take you to websites that have information on green buildings in Brooklyn.
- Inhabitat – this website includes news articles about NYC buildings that are designed to minimize their carbon footprints.
- GreenHomeNYC – maps and lists green homes in New York City
- US Green Building Council – this website lists buildings that satisfy LEED criteria. Type your borough (Brooklyn) into the search box to find green buildings near where you live. You will likely have to research for additional information to learn the specifics about why a listed building is green.
- Green Building Information Gateway – use the same procedure as the US Green Building Council to find green buildings in your nabe.
- NYBits – another list of green apartments
- New York Passes Mandatory Green Roof Legislation
- Green roofs to take over NYC skyline — by law
- The Ultimate Map of NYC’s Passive House Movement
- Affordable Passive House Community Breaks Ground in NYC
- Inside LaGuardia’s High-Flying Terminal B
- The New, Green Pride of St. Patrick’s Cathedral Is Underground
- Timber, Passive & Semi-Modular: LoadingDock5’s 283 Greene Avenue is Now Rising
- The Edge in Williamsburg Becomes the Largest LEED Gold Residential Complex in NYC
- Power Building in NYC’s Bronx Gets a LEED Gold Overhaul
- Mighty green: Melrose building first in Bronx with wind power\
- The Bronx’s first “green” school to open this fall; the Highbridge Green School
- Green Building & Sustainability – Environmentally Responsible/Green Business
- Energy-Efficient Buildings | NRDC
- LEED credit library | U.S. Green Building Council
Click on the link below to print out the worksheet you will fill out for this assignment.
Each student will choose a green building in Brooklyn, using the links above, or Google. Every student will choose their own, unique building. Then, after reading about the green building, fill out the worksheet, and hand in.