gbNYC Audiocast, Episode 4: The Argonaut & Existing Buildings

Episode 4 of the gbNYC Audiocast takes a look back at gbNYC’s recent post about the pending green renovations at the historic Argonaut Building on 57th Street and Broadway. As you’ll recall, and as we describe in greater detail in the episode, the Argonaut was initially built in 1909 and served as the headquarters for General Motors; the building’s name actually comes from that of GM’s holding real estate holding company. The neo-Gothic, terra cotta tower was landmarked by the city back in 2000. We also discuss sustainable design in the context of existing buildings, including the often misunderstood interplay between LEED for Existing Buildings and Energy Star.

Episode 4 of the gbNYC Audiocast takes a look back at gbNYC’s recent post about the pending green renovations at the historic Argonaut Building on 57th Street and Broadway. As you’ll recall, and as we describe in greater detail in the episode, the Argonaut was initially built in 1909 and served as the headquarters for General Motors; the building’s name actually comes from that of GM’s holding real estate holding company. The neo-Gothic, terra cotta tower was landmarked by the city back in 2000. We also discuss sustainable design in the context of existing buildings, including the often misunderstood interplay between LEED for Existing Buildings and Energy Star. You should now be able to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, but please let us know if you have any technical problems and we’ll do our best to sort them out. And, as always, let us know if you have any comments or would like to contribute to the podcast moving forward!

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