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Bloomberg Breaks Ground on LEED Project on Williamsburg Waterfront

 

GroundbreakingMayor Michael Bloomberg joined city officials in a groundbreaking ceremony on July 6 for the highly-anticipated Bushwick Inlet Park project in Brooklyn.

Great Forest client W.A. Gross Construction Associates and the NYC Parks Department are working on the 28 acre park, which will include a multipurpose athletic field. Great Forest  is guiding the LEED process for the first phase of the project.

The brownfield site, contaminated with industrial waste, is currently being cleaned while Great Forest is reviewing all the materials brought in for the project — from the concrete that will be used in construction, to the goal posts for the soccer field and the trash cans for the facility. Great Forest consultants are making sure that these  contain an acceptable amount of recycled content and that they were manufactured within 500 miles of the site to keep the project eco-friendly.

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