Best for NYC: Other Voices

There’s no reason to read just what I’m saying on the topic of the Best for NYC challenge. You can read comments from the EDC, the official Best for NYC feed, and other B Corps here.

Best for NYC: Best Practices, Serendipity

In today’s Best for NYC Challenge post, a coincidence. Just as I was discussing why historic preservation matters as a way of conserving resources, I was sent an article where two preservation architects make the same case in detail. I am fortunate to know Jean Carroon, and I know that this article is not a one-off but rather …

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Best for NYC: Other Companies

Today’s discussion of the Best for NYC Challenge concerns discarding specific parts of the past. I started the predecessor firm to Old Structures in 1992 and we have pretty much continuously had, somewhere in the office, a museum of obsolete technology. Old computers, old external drives, old mice, old printers, old back-up drives (anyone remember Zip drives?), …

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Best for NYC: Why We’re Involved

Why spend our time being certified as a B Corp? Why participate in publicizing the Best for NYC Challenge? In short: There has to be more to work than drudgery. If we start with the premise that the vast majority of people need to work for a living, it follows pretty quickly that the nature …

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Best for NYC: Best Practices

In a previous Best for NYC Challenge post I mentioned in passing that preserving old buildings helps the environment by reducing the amount of waste from demolition and the amount of materials and energy required for new construction. For those of us in the field, this is a common idea, hardly worthy of discussion. Of course, that …

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