Starting out in 1998 by providing environmental remediation services, GreenStreet of New York Inc. grew into a General Contracting firm that specialized in high-performance green building. Some of GreenStreet’s most notable leading-edge construction projects included: the Mark Twain House Education & Visitors Center which was the first LEED Certified Museum in the US; the townhouse at 126 Ft. Greene Place in Brooklyn which was the first green townhouse project in NYC; Marmaduke Forster House which was the first LEED Certified Office building in Westchester County, NY and the Green Canteen restaurant in Brooklyn, which was the first LEED Certified restaurant in NYS. As the next step in our growth and evolution, we included commercial Real Estate Listings, Development and Consulting services for the past 5 years with a focus on high-performance and innovative projects. The model for our Smart Building Program was to apply it to our own development projects to optimize their energy and financial performance while offering the program on a consulting basis to other Developers.
In 2019, NYC passed Local Law 97, otherwise known as the Climate Mobilization Act, which established aggressive carbon emission reduction mandates with stiff fines for noncompliance. As the most aggressive Carbon Emission reduction Law in NYC’s history, we determined that nothing short of a world-class Real Estate Innovation Hub was necessary to turn a massive legislative liability into a huge opportunity for Property Owners, Developers and Impact Investors.