Requiem for Beer Belly Building, ReBuilders Source in Bronx, & LEED Projects in Philly & New Canaan

gbNYC selects green news items of note that were reported across the New York City area during the week of May 11, 2008, including the likely end of plans for JPMorgan Chase’s new LEED Platinum headquarters at Ground Zero, a profile of Bronx-based recycled materials supplier ReBuilders Source, and new LEED projects for Donald Trump in Philadelphia and the New Canaan Country School in Connecticut.

  • Bronx-based materials supplier ReBuilders Source collects construction debris that might otherwise wind up in local landfills
  • Designed by Philly-based Alesker & Dundon Architecture LLC, $300 million, 45-story Trump Tower Philadelphia to seek LEED Silver rating
  • Increasing numbers of New Yorkers are falling behind on their energy bill payments
  • JPMorgan’s plans for Beer Belly Building headquarters at Ground Zero appear to be dead; bank is expected to move operations into Bear Stearns Building at 383 Madison Avenue in Midtown
  • Stevens Building at New Canaan Country School in Connecticut earns LEED rating from USGBC; project team included Butler, Rogers, Baskett Architects, and Turner Construction

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