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Retrofit Green

Via the RealDeal, a discussion of the state of green building in NYC. As the article points out, NYC lags behind many other cities in the number of green developments. In order to help make up the gap, the city is looking to promote green retrofits.

The article talks about many of the benefits of a LEED retrofit, but misses a big one: by preserving and retrofitting buildings, the vast store of energy embodied in the original structures is saved and huge amounts of demolition debris are kept out of the waste stream.

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