Greening Ground Zero, “Stunning” Energy Savings at Times Tower, & Highrise Award for Hearst Tower

gbNYC selects green news items of note that were reported across the New York City area during the week of November 10, 2008, including additional efforts to green the World Trade Center redevelopment project, on top of LEED Gold ratings for each new tower, “stunning” energy savings at the New York Times Tower on Eighth Avenue (a green, but non-LEED-certified building), the 2008 International Highrise Award to the Hearst Tower, and positive news for green building generally even in light of the economic downturn.

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