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NEW YORK CITY — Several green projects are reaching completion at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York City, and several more are slated to begin. The Perry Avenue Building, the nation’s first multi-story green industrial facility, is just one of the projects that was recently completed. The $25 million, 89,000-square-foot building features several green aspects, including building-mounted wind turbines, rooftop solar panels, reflective roofing, use of recycled rain water in toilets, recycled building materials, high-efficiency lighting fixtures, natural ventilation systems and special accommodation for bicyclists and low-emission vehicles. The facility is on track to receive LEED Gold certification. In addition, several new projects have been announced. Duggal Visual Solutions is converting a one-story, 30,000-square-foot building into a two-story, 60,000-square-foot LEED Platinum certified facility to manufacture eco-friendly products and become a laboratory for new sustainable products. Known as the Duggal Greenhouse, the $7 million project is slated to begin construction late spring. Duggal is funding $5 million for the project and the City is providing $2 million for basic building improvements, including a new roof and sprinkler system. Other projects include the B&H Photo-Video Distribution Center, a new 600,000-square-foot LEED Silver certified building. The $75 million project is expected to break ground mid-2009. The project is being financed by B&H. Steiner Studios is partnering with the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation to renovate a 250,000-square-foot, World War II-era building. The gut demolition of the building is complete and was funded through $3 million in Brooklyn Navy Yard funds and $2 million in Federal Economic Development Administration funding. Steiner will fund the $60 million build-out with construction expected to begin in mid-2009. Current Navy Yard tenant Agger Fish is expanding into an underutilized 30,000-square-foot warehouse building converting it into a more job-intensive fish processing plant. The $5.5 million project will be funded with $4 million from Agger Fish and $1.5 million in city capital funds for basic building improvements such as a new sprinkler system and loading dock. The project will be in construction in the spring.

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