Yesterday, NYC’s Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway announced the 15 winners of DEP’s 2011 Green Infrastructure Grant Program – and a Greensulate project, located in Chinatown in Manhattan – was selected from a total of 52 applications!
The green infrastructure projects – including the green roof on 217 Park Row – will reduce combined sewer overflows and improve water quality in New York Harbor.
From the NYC DEP Press Release:
“The 15 winning projects are shining examples of the creativity and innovation of New Yorkers who care about their neighborhoods and the environment,” said Commissioner Holloway. “Mayor Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Green Infrastructure Plan sets out a sustainable approach to reduce combined sewer overflows by more than 12 billion gallons per year by 2030, a reduction of 40% from current levels. This new program enables the public to participate directly in cleaning our waterways and beautifying neighborhoods, and we are thrilled with the quality of applications that we received. The proposals were so strong that we added an additional $800,000 to the original $3 million of projects that we initially planned to fund. Because many of the green infrastructure projects use trees, shrubs and other plantings, these projects will also provide benefits in terms of air quality, more attractive streetscapes, and a cooling effect on hot summer days. We can’t wait for these projects to be built.”
We’ll keep you posted as the project progresses, right here!
Read the entire press release from the NYC DEP, here.