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Green industrial building comes to navy yard

April 10, 2009 09:16AM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg opened a $25 million building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s industrial park yesterday that is the city’s first building with mounted wind turbines. According to Bloomberg’s office, it is the first multi-story structure in the country to be classified as a green industrial facility by the U.S. Green Buildings Council. The three-story, 89,000-square-foot building on Perry Avenue will power its lobby and common areas with electricity from the turbines and rooftop solar panels. Bloomberg also unveiled plans for a 60,000-square-foot building in the industrial park that will make environmentally friendly products. The building is expected to create 1,700 permanent jobs, 40 percent in green manufacturing, as well as 800 construction jobs.

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