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Brooklyn Informed: Big Sue

  • Susan Boyle drops knowledge on the green building game.

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    Brooklyn's Big Sue, LLC is a veteran of New York City's sustainable building scene. In this episode of Brooklyn Informed, we talk to Big Sue partner Susan Boyle about one of the company's cooler projects: a Prospect Heights brewery icehouse they bought in 2004 and converted into a six-unit residential building. The structure is an excellent portrait of sustainable construction, with two green roofs, a 7 kilowatt solar array, radiant heating, and extensive use of recycled and salvaged materials. Boyle also enlightens us on something everyone should know: effective green building can also be affordable, low-tech, and low maintenance. For more on Big Sue, check out their site.


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