The Henry Miller Theatre on 43rd Street in Times Square is pursuing LEED Gold certification. The broadway theater is located inside Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park and will have 1,055 seats. But what's interesting about it is how the facade was braced from the front while everything behind it was demolished (see below). The 1918 Georgian facade fronts a brand new 50,000 square-foot facility with 95% air filtration, FSC-certified wood products, locally-sourced marble, and waterless urinals, etc.
This is a quick public service announcement from Phil Clark, a journalist at UBM Built Environment in the UK. He blogs at Zerochampion and previously wrote a guest article on this site.
Want to hear from experts and professionals on their experiences of sustainable design and construction? All from the comfort of your home or office? Well a new virtual event I’m running next week, called Sustainability Now, may well be up your street. It’s free to attend and offers a flexible way for finding green content, from reports, articles, and data to video and audio shows. You can also connect directly with your peers in green architecture, engineering, and building at a lounge area, which offers instant messenger communication for users.
Zac Blodget, designer and owner of Portland’s first LEED Platinum home, sent me an email recently. His smartly designed home lacks the fuss usually associated with LEED Platinum palaces – no pun intended, but it’s down-to-earth – and Blodget has the green house listed for sale at $340,000. Located two blocks from Concordia University, the 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1680 square-foot residence sits on a tight footprint on a corner lot. I’ve explained a number of its green elements below, but we also have a one-question poll at the end of the article (scroll down).