Building on our reputation
as a leader in improving New York City’s environment, in
2005 the Design Trust for Public Space sponsored Sustainable New
York City, a program designed to make the case for environmental
practices in our city and region and for enlightened municipal
resource management nationwide. Our partner in this effort was
the New York City Office of Environmental Coordination.
With the High
Performance Building Guidelines and its sister publication,
Performance Infrastructure Guidelines, the Design Trust has
created a catalogue of highly
efficient, non-polluting construction
techniques and materials that
can be used by New York City
agencies and the private sector.
Using a case-study approach,
Sustainable New York City shows
how those techniques and materials
have been, and can continue
to be, integrated in everyday
planning and operations in New
York and elsewhere.