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Green for Bklyn Center - BCUE receives state funds for new headquarters

One of Brooklyn’s most environmentally friendly buildings received an infusion of a different kind of ‘green’ last week.

Assemblymember Joan Millman presented a $250,000 check to the Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment (BCUE), money that will go towards its new state-of-the-art headquarters at 168 Seventh Street in Gowanus.

The $4.2 million center is on schedule to be the borough’s first LEED-certified building for commercial interiors by the United States Green Building Council. LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a measure of a structure’s environmentally friendliness.

The building’s grand opening is scheduled for May 10.

It will be aiming for LEED certified gold

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