International Examples of Sustainable Construction

PROJECT SUMMARY

Solar 2 - Green Energy, Arts & Education Center

Showing that sustainable energy use is possible in lower Manhattan is the objective of the Solar 2 Green Energy, Arts & Education Center.

The center’s plethora of outreach programs for all ages demonstrates the potential that comes from harnessing the sun’s energy. As the first carbon-neutral building in the city, it is an important symbol for going green in an urban setting.

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“A landmark and a symbol of the city’s commitment to energy independence and environmental sustainability” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Gold Award to New York City’s first carbon-neutral building
 
Project Entry 2008 for North America
Project Details
Location
New York, USA New York, USA
Prizes
Holcim Awards
Gold 2008
North America
Authors
Christopher J Collins
MAIN AUTHOR
Christopher J Collins
Solar One
Colin  Cathcart
FURTHER AUTHORS
Colin Cathcart
Kiss + Cathcart Architects
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