Friday, July 25, 2008

New Sunset Firehouse has Bamboo Flooring

This may not be news to you, but I didn't know about these plans for the new Firehouse on 4th Avenue. Apparently, it's green, not red.

GreenBuildingsNYC has a description of some of the choices made in the construction of the firehouse. They include dual flush toilets, low-flow water fixtures, occupancy sensors (which I believe are the sort of thing that turns the lights off when no motion is detected), bamboo flooring (very hip), and also recycled/reclaimed materials will be used in structural elements. Its roof will also be EnergyStar rated. Click on the link above for more detail.

It's the first of its kind in NYC, and it will hopefully become an example for future plans around the City.

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