Bushwick Inlet Park is being honored by the American Institute of Architects and the Committee on the Environment as one of 2014's top ten examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment. The former brownfield site at the Williamsburg/Greenpoint border's East River frontage is made up of a playing field transformed from an empty parking lot and a building with a green roof that houses Parks Department offices and community rooms. The park is designed by Brooklyn-based architecture firm Kiss + Cathcart, who integrated ground source heat pump wells, rainwater harvest and storage, and drip irrigation into the park's design. A solar trellis produces half of the total energy used in the site's building. Starr Whitehouse is the park's landscape architect. The park is the only New York City site to win the distinction this year.
· Press Release / Bushwick Inlet Park [AIA]
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