The Green Building Initiative (GBI) las launched two new certification programs: Green Globes Net Zero Energy (NZE) and Green Globes Net Zero Carbon (NZC). The programs aim to simplify certification and recognition of net-zero achievements using time- and cost-effective tools and processes.
In partnership with Stony Brook University (SBU), Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) will create a new, “beyond zero” climate solutions center on Governors Island in New York Harbor to address the climate crisis.
To maintain the green space as a park, the project team designed a structure that would integrate with the adjacent stream and woodlands. The project features a low-slung profile and a green roof, easing the transition between the built environment and its natural surroundings. The material palette, including wood beams, copper panels, and exposed concrete walls, gives the facility an elemental appearance.
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