It's not the first announcement of a zero energy building for New York City, but it seems like Staten Island's P.S. 62 might beat the others to the finish line. The city's Public Design Commission recently approved the above design, the Observer notes, from the team at SOM. The 70,000-square-foot tower will generate as much energy as it uses up, just like the zero energy projects proposed for the East River and Red Hook. Unlike those, though, P.S. 62 doesn't have to wait for DOB approval or for $12.5 million.
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