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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

NYS Dormitory Authority goes green

Did you know that the New York State Dormitory Authority has adopted a policy that supports sustainable design approaches and construction practices? The policy encourages integrated design and recognition of sustainable opportunities in every project. Since January 1, 2008, all DASNY projects that are new construction, addition, or significant renovation include a goal of LEED Silver and are submitted to the US Green Building Council(US GBC) for a rating review.

Each project requires energy modeling in the schematic phase as well as the construction document phase, and requires that a Commissioning Authority be part of the process.

The policy is one more example of  how New York State is leading the way in smart green building design.