Mark your calendars: Spring Green Buildings Open House on May 9th

April 24, 2009

The 2009 Spring Green Buildings Open House is on May 9th. In its seventh annual tour, GreenHomeNYC offers the public a unique glimpse at the inner workings and design details comprising exemplar Green buildings in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Guests on the tours will be hosted by the dedicated sustainability practitioners of these buildings, such as their expert architects, LEED APs, developers, engineers and owners. Learn about the challenges and accomplishments that were faced by the professionals involved with these commercial and residential buildings. There are three tour options offered on May 9th. Brooklyn will have a bus tour as well as a carbon footprint-free bike tour which features buildings in relatively close proximity of each other. The Bronx bus tour has a convenient pick up and drop off location in Manhattan this year! Tours are only $25 per person. Tour #1: Brooklyn Bicycle Tour (Register) 9:45 am – 3:30pm Eco Brooklyn Show House – 22 2nd Street, Brooklyn Poly Prep Lower School – 50 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn Green on Dean – 357 Dean Street, Brooklyn 3rd and Bond – 111 3rd Street, Brooklyn Tour #2: Brooklyn Bus Tour (Register) 9:15 am – 3:30 pm Atlantic Terrace – 669 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn 439 Metropolitan Ave – 429 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn Queen’s Botanical Gardens Visitor Center – 43-50 Main Street, Queens Sterling Green – 580 Sterling Place, Brooklyn Tour #3: Bronx Bus Tour (Register) 9am – 4pm El Jardin – 754 Melrose Ave, The Bronx Rebuilder’s Source – 461 Timpson Place, The Bronx Globus Cork – 741 E. 136th Street, The Bronx Green Decatur – 2668 Decatur Ave, The Bronx Bronx Library Center – 310 East Kingsbridge Road, The Bronx As a leading resource for the exchange of information on green building in New York City, GreenHomeNYC continues pursuing its mission of facilitating the adoption of sustainable building methods and materials with three tours of green buildings on May 9, 2009. Visitors will learn valuable ways to go green by observing examples of: energy-saving solutions photovoltaic and solar hot water technology and integration water-saving fixtures and appliances green roofs solar heating (”passive solar”) techniques allergy/asthma-sensitive building materials various of green materials including paints, insulation, carpeting, renewably- harvested wood products, reclaimed and recycled materials