World Trade Center Reconstruction Will Set New Eco-Friendly Standard

Reconstruction of New York City's World Trade Center area -- site of
the 2001 terrorist attacks -- is set to make a green splash as one of
the largest eco-friendly building projects ever undertaken. Under
environmental guidelines expected to be released today for public
comment, new structures on the massive site (which will contain as
much commercial space as the city of Indianapolis) would have, among
other features, roofs that catch rainwater for use in toilets and in
efficient cooling systems. The guidelines would also encourage
builders to use renewable and recycled materials, recycle
construction wastes, and use cleaner fuels in construction equipment
and trucks. "We're talking about building an environmentally
sensitive city. That's never been done before," said Daniel Tishman,
chair of a construction company doing work at the site. Enviros in
the city plan to push for even higher standards than those laid out
in the guidelines.

straight to the source: The New York Times, Anthony DePalma, 20 Jan 2004

only in Grist: The rebuilt World Trade Center complex could be a
model of sustainable building -- in Powers That Be
thank you grist!

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