2007 Green Buildings Open House

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GreenHome NYC’s annual tour of green buildings has several options this year, offering bus, bike and walking tours in three boroughs, plus an afterparty beginning at 2 pm at Habana Outpost in Brooklyn. (See the list of tours here.)

The Brooklyn bike tour features the Nassau Brewery Icehouse Apartments in Crown Heights, 93 Nevins — “the first buildings in New York City to be certified by the American Lung Association’s (ALA) Health House program”, an eco-friendly rehabbed brownstone in Bed Stuy, and Habana Outpost in Fort Greene.

I will be checking out the East Village walking tour, which begins with a project designed by energy-efficient building guru Chris Benedict and ends at the Science Barge, “a sustainable urban farm powered by solar, wind, and biofuels, and irrigated by rainwater and purified river water”.

Proceeds from the tour support GreenHome NYC’s programs which include great monthly seminars and Ask An Expert, an online resource for all your questions related to green building.

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