Checking in on NYC Mayor De Blasio’s Energy Conservation Plan at the Halfway Mark

Mayor de Blasio’s bold goal In 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made a proclamation to all New Yorkers – and the world at large – that his city would not be taking climate change sitting down. “We are faced with an existential threat,” he said in a statement, “and inaction is not … Continue reading Checking in on NYC Mayor De Blasio’s Energy Conservation Plan at the Halfway Mark

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Viewing America’s History Through Architecture: The Federal Townhouse of NYC

Federal townhouses defined American architecture after the RevolutionAs the United States established its independence, American architects embraced a style of building design popularized by Robert Adam, Great Britain’s most prominent architect. After the heavy and grand Georgian-style structures that dominated the colonial period, the building boom that filled the American landscape between 1790 and 1835 … Continue reading Viewing America’s History Through Architecture: The Federal Townhouse of NYC

The Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Filings of Plans for Renovation in NYC

It’s essential to understand the city laws that will affect your renovation – and the paperwork you need to comply with them If you live in New York City and want to renovate a home, business, or apartment, you’ll often have to jump through a variety of regulatory hoops. One of the most important organisations that … Continue reading The Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Filings of Plans for Renovation in NYC

What Is LEED (Leadership In Energy & Environmental Design)?

And why it matters to your project f there has to be a single buzzword to define the 21st century, it might be “sustainable.” Few other words have inserted themselves into all aspects of daily living. From the homeowner to the small start-up to the corporate office, there is a worldwide commitment to reducing carbon … Continue reading What Is LEED (Leadership In Energy & Environmental Design)?