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August 20, 2006

LEEDing the way? Some perspective on FCR's sustainability efforts

Atlantic Yards Report

"Atlantic Yards is committed to achieving LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification of all 16 buildings and the arena, with a goal of LEED Silver, when possible," Jim Stuckey, president of the Atlantic Yards Development Group, told three community boards on August 3.

It sounds good--and efforts to achieve LEED certification certainly represent progress, since most developers don't try.

Still, as the New York Times reported on August 13, LEED Silver--FCR's goal rather than promise--is not the highest rung, since LEED Gold and LEED Platinum demand greater commitment.

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Posted by amy at August 20, 2006 8:17 PM