19 Feb '12, 11am

The Greenest Building In New York May Well Be A Public Toilet | Care2 Causes

The Greenest Building In New York May Well Be A Public Toilet | Care2 Causes

Written by Lloyd Alter, Treehugger Frederick Law Olmstead designed New York’s Riverside Park in 1875. The infamous Robert Moses ran a highway through it in 1935, but didn’t kill it; “Today, the mature trees and sweeping lawns of the park tend to disguise the transport-oriented nature of the park’s construction.” Occupying part of the park is the Riverside Tennis Club, which is in need of new washrooms to replace their current porta-potties. They hired Rick Cook of Cook + Fox to design them, and are building the bogs to the Living Building Challenge standard, perhaps the toughest green standard there is. The site has minimal electric power and no sewer. Building in cherished parks is also very sensitive and controversial, although this project is apparently displacing a surface parking lot. The Living Building Challenge Standard is tough, but the hardest part of it is all a...

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