Lessons Learned: Volume 3

The third volume in our Lessons Learned series, exploring the challenges, opportunities, and solutions encountered by those working in the green building field.

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Table of Contents


The Costs and Financial Benefits of High Performance Buildings

Greg Kats, Capital E

Examining the Cost of Green

Ethan Burrows and Lisa Matthiessen, Davis Langdon

Defining LEED® Costs for the U.S General Services Administration

John Amatruda, Steven Winter Associates



Developing Long-term Competitive Value: A Primer on Sustainable Development

Bert Gregory, Mithun

Public Policy and Action: Mainstreaming High Performance Buildings

Timothy Carey, Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority

Looking to the Future: Beyond High Performance Desingn

Bob Berkebile, BNIM Architects



The New York Times: A Melding of High Design and Performance

Bruce Fowle, Fox & Fowle

Getting it Right: Providing Energy Efficiency and Comfort in an All-Glass Building

Stephen Selkowitz, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Building on a Mission: Sustainability and Good Business

Sara Fox, Swiss Re

The Hearst Headquarters: The Green Matrix

Thomas Scarola, Tishman Speyer



Brooklyn Children’s Museum: Green Building, Green Kids!

Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects

Clearview Elementary: A High Performance Low Cost School

John Boecker, L. Robert Kimball & Associates

Architecture, Energy, Urbanism: The New York Sports and Convention Center

William Pedersen, Kohn Pedersen Fox



Living Green in a Gold Building

George Aridas, Albanese Development Corporation

The Helena: Achieving LEED in Multifamily Urban Residential Housing

Craig Wasoff, Rose Associates, Inc. and Pamela Lippe, e4, inc.

Greening Affordable Housing at the 1400 Fifth Condominium

Carlton Brown, Full Spectrum of NYC, LLC

From Green Buildings to Green Neighborhoods

Bert Gregory, Mithun



Thermal Storage: Dollars and Sense

Eugene Garcia, EMC Energy Management Services and Todd Coulard, Trane New York

Distributed Generation and Combined Heat & Power

Chris Wissemann, Northern Power Systems

Geothermal at the Center for Architecture

Frederic Bell. AIA, New York Chapter and Joyce Lee, NYC OMB

Discovering the Fifth Façade: Green Roofs Make Good Sense

Amanda Clontz, Earth Pledge



The CMs Role in Achieving LEED Certification

Michael Deane, Bovis Lend Lease

21st Century Demolition

Robert Licopoli, Skanska

Avoiding Mold through Good Construction and Maintenance Practices

Eileen Lee, PhD, National Multi Housing Council