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Green Apple Tour

3 day trip in NYC

Jasmine McGee

on 13 August 2013

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Green Apple Tour
Going to the BIG City
Bus, airplane, boat, car, and train can get you to NYC.
Please check into the Hotel Pennsylvania on Wednesday October 23rd!
New York City Day 1
1. Meeting with Russell Unger, Executive Director of Urban Green, for an overview of New York’s efforts to green its built environment

2. Tour of Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park –LEED Platinum office building by Cook and Fox.

3. Tour of the retrofitted Empire State Building

4. Walk the High Line, park reclaimed from elevated highway

New York City Day 2
1. Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park on reclaimed industrial waterfront

2. Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a green industrial park with a LEED Platinum Visitor Center , part of which was the historic commandant’s house

3. Tour of passive green affordable housing in Brooklyn
New York City Day 3
Heading home
Goodbye NYC and see you soon!

Please share your photos and experiences with us at

3 days in New York City
Why Go on
this Tour?

Are you interested in creating sustainable built environments? If so, this trip is perfect for YOU!
What will you

You will become familiar with policies and design principles and practices which can be employed to make the built environment of a large American city more sustainable.
NOW, let's get started!
Bank of America Tower

photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/julia_manzerova/5524490683/">Julia Manzerova</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">cc</a>
(Green) Retrofitted Empire State Building

Completed in 1931
Earned LEED-Gold Certification in 2011
Saves 38% of buildings energy!
photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/en321/415950016/">Susan NYC</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>
High Line Park
Built in 2009
NYC's First LEED-Platinum-certified commercial office building
On the West Side of Manhattan
Built on an elevated historic freight rail line
First section opened June 2009
Second section opened June 2011

photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krosenfield/4182438413/">KR1212</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">cc</a>
We are headed to Brooklyn!
Brooklyn Waterfront Park
First open to the public is 2012
Post-industrial Water-front site spanning over 85 acres
Ecological habitats were recreated in the park and have been successful
photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brueckner/4817289706/">cbrueck</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">cc</a>
Brooklyn Navy Yard
photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/davepinter/6350565662/">Dave Pinter</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">cc</a>
Built in 1857 as a Marine Commandment's House
LEED Platinum Certified
Reopened as a center and exhibition space in 2011

Passive green affordable housing in Brooklyn
Passive housing began in Germany
The first passive house in Brooklyn was completed in 2011
These homes are designed by Chris Benedict. Read more about her here:
Back to Manhattan!

1. Tour of The Visionaire, a LEED Platinum high rise condominium project in Battery Park City

2. Tour of Teardrop Park, an award-winning park where sustainability was an organizing principle, and the design addressed the urban child’s need for natural experiences.
The Visionaire
33-story, 500,000-square-foot condominium is the FIRST LEED Platinum set of condos in NYC

Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli
photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcangell/6145020049/">B.C. Angell</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">cc</a>
Teardrop Park
1.8-acre public park in lower Manhattan
Design addressed the urban child’s need for natural experiences
photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/structures-nyc-photos/5249546438/">Drew Dies</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">cc</a>
424 Melrose Street Render via Chris Benedict
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