April 9, 2005GREEN SCENE – ENVIRONMENTAL BUILDING EMERGES AS A HOT NEW YORK-AREA TREND New York Post – New York, N.Y. Author: CHRIS ERIKSON Date: Apr 9, 2005 Start Page: 08.R Section: NYP Home
And Green Home NYC, a nonprofit collective that promotes green building in the city, reports a jump in interest in their monthly forums and annual green-home tours – the most recent one sold out within a week. “Its growing and growing and growing,” says architect Gita Nandan, a member of the group. “It feels like were at a tipping point.” Landmark green buildings that have opened in recent years include the Helena; the Solaire in Battery Park City, the citys first residential tower to get a gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council; 1400 Fifth Ave. in Harlem, the citys first green low- income housing.; and 4 Times Square, the citys first green office building.