April 20, 2010
On Saturday, May, 8th GreenHomeNYC presents its 9th biannual Green Building Tour! The tours give everyone a chance to see green buildings all over New York City, to provide information about, and facilitate the adoption of sustainable building methods and materials. Read on for details below, then register online today
The tours are an opportunity to learn about energy efficient and sustainable building methods directly from building professionals such as the architect, engineer, developer or owner. You’ll experience firsthand the inner workings and design details, as well the challenges and accomplishments that were faced by the professionals involved with these commercial and residential buildings.
Previous tours have given participants valuable insight into a variety of green building concepts and features such as:
photovoltaic and solar hot water technology and integration
water-saving fixtures and appliances
solar heating (”passive solar”) techniques
allergy/asthma-sensitive building materials
variety of green materials including paints, insulation, carpeting, renewably- harvested wood products, reclaimed and recycled materials
When: Saturday, May 8th. Between roughly 10am and 4pm.
Where: Three tours, visiting buildings in The Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Cost: $25 per tour
Register online today
We have three tours this year. Each one will be led by a GreenHomeNYC volunteer and cover a different geographical area. Follow the links in the tour descriptions below to read more about any building on the tours.
SOLD OUT. Greater Brooklyn. 10am-4pm $25; includes transportation.
6-15 Green Community Garden
Third and Bond
Williamsburg Bike Tour 10am-3pm $25; includes lunch.
Please bring a helmet, lock and bag to transport your lunch.
Williamsburg Daycare Center
Uptown Manhattan and The Bronx Bus Tour 9:30am-2:30pm $25; includes lunch and transportation.
Target East Harlem Community Garden
Observatory Place, Harlem
1085 Washington Ave, The Bronx
Barretto Point Park, South Bronx
, The Bronx