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September 20, 2005

Contact: Ian Michaels (718) 595-6600

EPA and DEP Launch New York City’s Second Green Building Competition

Date: Thursday, September 22
Time: 11:00 AM
Place: Solar 1
Stuyvesant Cove Park
2420 FDR Drive

New York City Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd and US Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Alan J. Steinberg will be at Solar 1, a green-designed facility located under the FDR Drive, to announce the opening of the City’s second Green Building Design Competition. The competition promotes sustainable development in both new building projects and the City’s public spaces. Winners receive up to $6,000.

Competitors explore designs that incorporate less toxic building materials, reduced water and energy consumption, planning for transportation and vehicle alternatives, improved air quality, incorporation of the City’s land and streets to promote environmentally beneficial growth, and general preservation of natural ecosystems.

Winning projects from 2004 include the Queens Botanical Garden, the Roosevelt Avenue/74 th Street Station Rehabilitation, the Brooklyn Ice House, the 2nd Avenue Subway and the Studio 27 Regenerative Row House.


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