Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Kick Off to Earth Week at The Visionaire!

The Visionaire: "The Visionaire Condominium is recognized as being the greenest residential high-rise in the country and has been the recipient of the CNBC Property Award, AIA Building Type Honor Citation and Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence." It is located in Battery Park City, one of the first, if not only, areas of Manhattan to enforce strict green building and renovation codes.

The staff of the Visionaire held this Earth Day Celebration of Sustainable Living and opened it to the public. Vendors had tables in the lobby, speakers presented in common areas on higher floors of the building, there was lunch on the terrace, and attendees were even given the opportunity to take a tour of the eco-friendly operating systems - micro-turbine, air filtration, solar photovoltaic panels, and more!

Overall a great event to showcase the forward-thinking actions of this building, Battery Park City, and the neighboring businesses. I think it's the direction we really need to be heading in.

The event was held on Saturday, April 16 at 70 Little West Street, Battery Park City, NYC, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Photos by Michael Toolan.
Bradley Fleming of Holton Farms

John Filippelli, deputy director of the Division of Environmental Planning & Protection
 for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 2 Office, presents on water conversation
 and environmental issues affecting New York and New Jersey.

Jeff DiTaranto of The Albanese Orgnaization, Inc., developer of The Visionaire,
gives attendees tours of the building’s green operating systems.

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