The Helena buildings
are making news across the country. A syndicated AP article appearing in
[The Boston Globe] and a bunch of other newspapers declares that
The Solaire, a 27-story apartment complex in Manhattan, became the first green high-rise in the United States when it was completed two years ago. It was designed to consume 35 percent less energy than a typical residential tower.
And just in case you're wondering where that hybrid shuttle is
taking environmentally conscious Helena residents, it's Columbus Circle.
Earlier this year, a 37-story rental complex, the Helena, also opened in Manhattan, featuring a 35-passenger hybrid shuttle that uses compressed natural gas and makes rush-hour runs to and from a nearby subway stop. Both are LEED certified - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - by the U.S. Green Building Council.
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