Green roofs 101

From beehives to gardens to fully-functioning farms, NYC residents have begun to utilize the city’s rooftops in ongoing efforts to go green. But what exactly is a green roof?

Solar powered streetscape coming soon

New York City will soon sport a new attraction: a solar powered streetscape on Columbus Avenue, an exciting installation that gives us a preview of the future with renewable power.

300-square-foot apartments in the city?

At this moment, the minimum size of an apartment required by law is at least 400 square feet. adAPT NYC’s goal is to “create additional choice within New York City’s housing market.”

The elevator myth?

The first thought which may come to mind is that using the stairs rather than the elevator is better for one’s health and can reduce the electricity consumption within the building. Are both of these facts valid?