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Solar 2 Green Energy, Arts and Education Center, New York, USA
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Solar 2: building organization.
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Solar 2 plan: three views.
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85kWh photovoltaic integrated roof.
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Ramp to photovoltaic roof.
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Green roof under solar roof.
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Solar 2: view from East River with New York skyline and Stuyvesant Cove Park (part of Solar 2).
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Solar 2 Green Energy, Arts and Educational Center: front entry, café and stage.
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Light, ventilation and electricity.
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Global Holcim Awards 2009 finalist submission
Solar One presents Solar 2
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First carbon-neutral, net-zero energy building in New York City
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Quantum change and transferability
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Ethical standards and social equity
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Ecological quality and energy conservation
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Economic performance and compatibility
Contextual and aesthetic impact
Photos of Global Holcim Awards finalist certificate hand-over, New York, USA -June 22, 2009
Chris Collins, Executive Director of Solar One Green Energy, accepting the certificate on behalf of the entire team.
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Paul O’Connor (left), Manager of Marketing Communications and David Loomes (right), VP of Commercial Services at Holcim US, made the official presentation to Chris Collins (center) and his team on behalf of The Holcim Foundation.
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Photos of winners and prize hand-over
Holcim Awards Gold 2008 North America (foreground, l-r): Rolf Soiron, Chairman of Holcim and of the Advisory Board of the Holcim Foundation; winning team members Nigel Nicholls, Colin Cathcart and Christopher Collins; Adèle Naudé Santos, Head of Regional Holcim Awards Jury and Dean of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning; Benoît-H. Koch, Member of the Executive Committee of Holcim Ltd.
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Holcim Awards Gold 2008 North America: (l-r) Dennis Trudeau, Christopher Collins, Nigel Nicholls and Colin Cathcart.
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Christopher Collins (right) and Colin Cathcart.
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Overview including project images, self-appraisal, and jury report
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Holcim Awards 2008
Gold - Solar 2 Green Energy, Arts and Education Center, USA
Silver - Self-contained day labor station, USA
Bronze - Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and research, Canada
Evergreen Brick Works heritage site revitalization, Canada
Minimal-impact North Vancouver Outdoor School, Canada
Strategy for environmentally-friendly integration of beehives, USA
Microstructure research for building skins, Cambridge, USA
Residential density for urban spaces, Toronto, Canada
Responsive urban downtown activity center, USA
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