Brooklyn Green Building Bike Tour
Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
Join GreenHomeNYC for a bikeride tour of urban sustainability in Red Hook Brooklyn. The tours are an opportunity visit a varied collection of buildings to learn about energy efficient and sustainable building methods directly from building professionals such as the architect, engineer, developer or owner. You’ll experience firsthand the inner workings and design details, as well the challenges and accomplishments that were faced by the professionals involved with these commercial and residential buildings.
Guests on this tour will take a ride through Carroll Gardens and Red Hook. Our first stop will be Added Value Farm. The 2+ acre community farm creates opportunities for the youth of South Brooklyn to expand their knowledge base, develop new skills and positively engage with their community through the operation of a socially responsible urban farming enterprise. It also grows nearly 7 tons of produce annually! Next we will bike over to the Eco-Brooklyn showhouse where we will see a rehabbed brownstone built primarily out of salvaged materials – utilizing clay walls, daylighting, radiant floors, grey water systems, and a natural pool!
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A community-oriented, volunteer-run organization, GreenHomeNYC’s mission is to facilitate the adoption of sustainable building methods and materials by owners of small residential and commercial buildings in New York City.
GreenHomeNYC aims to be a hub of resources for small building owners, to promote the understanding of green building issues, and to connect building owners with local green building service and materials providers.
GreenHomeNYC is also the New York City Chapter for the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), the nation’s leading regional membership organization focused on promoting the understanding, development, and adoption of energy conservation and non-polluting, renewable energy technologies. To find out more, visit www.nesea.org.
GreenHomeNYC is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit corporation.