October 5, 2008The 2008 NYC Green Buildings Open House was held on Saturday, October 4. Guests visited more than 25 participating buildings in 3 bus tours, 2 bike tours, and 2 walking tours. Bus & Bike Tours [[TOC]] Walking Tours Brought to you in collaboration with Open House New York. The walking tours are full! Please join us on a bus or bike tour! Battery Park City East Village Open Gardens The following community gardens are also showing off their renewable energy systems to visitors: 6BC Botanical Garden 12 – 4 pm 6/15 Green Community Garden10 am – 4 pm The 2008 event, our 6th annual tour, is sponsored by NYSERDA. The Hunts Point CAT shuttles are provided by BOEDC’s Bronx Initiative for Energy and the Environment.
All bus tours are on Hunts Point Clean Air Transportation (CAT) shuttles. The hybrid electric vehicles combine the use of a conventional engine and a highly efficient electric motor to provide an extremely clean transportation option. The vehicles exhibit the following emission reductions: NOx of 99.6%, PM 100%, HC 47.1% and CO 67.2% [] [] [] [] []