LafargeHolcim Foundation Prize Winning Projects in Sustainable Construction

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Solar 2 - Green Energy, Arts & Education Center

Showing that sustainable energy use is possible in lower Manhattan is the objective of the Solar 2 Green Energy, Arts & Education Center.

The center’s plethora of outreach programs for all ages demonstrates the potential that comes from harnessing the sun’s energy. As the first carbon-neutral building in the city, it is an important symbol for going green in an urban setting.

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“A landmark and a symbol of the city’s commitment to energy independence and environmental sustainability” – Holcim Awards Jury
Gold Award to New York City’s first carbon-neutral building
Project Entry 2008 for North America
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New York City, USA
Christopher J Collins
Main Author
Christopher J Collins
Solar One, USA
Colin Cathcart
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Colin Cathcart
Kiss + Cathcart Architects, USA
Gold 2008
North America
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