The 'Greenest' Skyscraper In NYC Is Actually The Least Green

Bank of America Tower

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New York’s Bank of America Tower, a sprawling, 1,200-foot skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, was lauded as a triumph of green engineering when it opened in 2010. But as the New Republic is reporting today, the building doesn’t come close to living up to that hype: Sam Roudman writes that “the Bank of America Tower produces more greenhouse gases and uses more energy per square foot than any comparably sized office building in Manhattan.” How’d that happen? Poor metrics for measuring efficiency, mostly, which is a problem that goes beyond a single skyscraper. Read the whole piece here.


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