Explore the Brooklyn Navy Yard and learn how one of the nation’s foremost naval shipbuilding facilities has become a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks. On this two-hour bus tour in Fort Greene, you will learn about many of the yard’s green initiatives, including adaptive reuse of historic structures and materials, alternative energy projects, green infrastructure for managing storm-water runoff, and sustainable practices in manufacturing employed by some of the yard’s 330-plus tenants. We will also discuss many of the major development projects currently underway at the yard, which is undergoing its greatest period of investment and redevelopment since World War II. The tour will cover most of the massive 300-acre campus, including visits to the historic Dry Dock No. 1, built in 1851 and still in use for commercial ship repair; the nation’s first green multistory industrial building; and the LEED Platinum-certified Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92. The Brooklyn Navy Yard tour includes round-trip transportation via subway and shuttle, a two-hour guided tour, and a group lunch at Superfine restaurant in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood.
Who Should Attend
This event is open to all participants. Space is limited. Closed to press.