Tag Archives: Sustainability

Sizing up NYC’s new skyscraper

In anticipation of 3 World Trade Center in New York City, which is slated to open in June, project developers from Silverstein Properties released a sneak-peek of what visitors can expect from the new mixed-use building. At 329 m (1079 ft), the firm reports the 80-story skyscraper will be the 5th tallest in the city.

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Repurposing America’s underused spaces

Commercial real estate firm Avison Young released a report detailing recent trends related to repurposing older, outmoded buildings into residential, office, and retail spaces. The report, titled “Adaptive Reuse Projects: What’s Old is New Again,” advocates for repurposing, arguing that when executed properly these projects are often better than new developments.

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Greenbuild conference achieved 90 percent waste diversion

Informa Exhibitions U.S. and the USGBC released the 2017 Greenbuild Sustainability Report, detailing the sustainability strategies and initiatives implemented at last November’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held in Boston alongside the ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX). With an attendance of more than 24,000 visitors, the report shows a waste diversion rate of 90.5 percent.

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