The trouble with NYC's "greenest" skyscraper

07/29/2013 | New Republic (free registration), The

The Bank of America Tower claims to be Manhattan's greenest skyscraper: It has LEED Platinum certification and counts Al Gore as a tenant. Only one problem: New data show the tower "uses more energy per square foot than any comparably sized office building in Manhattan," writes Sam Roudman. "It's not just an embarrassment; it symbolizes a flaw at the heart of the effort to combat climate change."

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