Going Green

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On most St. Patrick’s Days, the saying goes…there are two kinds of people in the world. The Irish and those that wish they were. Rising from their beds the next morning, stinking of yesterday’s spilled beer gone stale, the revelers turn there attention to next year when green is the color of the day again.

Not this year. This is not the Year Of The Rat, but The Year Of The Green. According to the LEED website, Hoboken has four green projects. Not faux green projects where they put some fake grass on the roof and advertise “environmentally friendly” building, but real getting certified green projects.
From the LEED website. “The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria. LEED is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.” to learn more goto http://www.usgbc.org/

Who knows, maybe when we catch that leprechaun, we’ll find a green Hoboken at the end of the rainbow.

Hoboken Buildings
Number of LEED Registered Buildings 4
Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed

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