Rick Cook discusses the issues surrounding the creation of environmentally responsible, high-performance buildings and explore the holistic definition of building performance criteria. Moving to the next level of high-performance building, we should consider not only "how we build" but also, "how we can make a difference" when we build. PlaNYC reports that buildings contribute to 80% of NYC's vast carbon footprint- demanding immediate action to transform the urban landscape for an energy efficient future while preserving another resource: the vitality and health of urban citizens. Rick Cook is a Partner at Cook Fox Architects, a firm devoted to creating environmentally responsible, high-performance buildings. Over the past 25 years as a New York City architect, he has built a reputation for innovative, award-winning architectural design. Rick cultivated a broad portfolio ranging from master planning to various commercial and residential projects. With special expertise in working in historic Landmarks districts, the firm received numerous honors and awards for integrating contemporary design with sensitive, contextual architecture. In 2003, Rick combined his established firm with Bob Fox to form Cook Fox Architects based on a transformative vision: beautiful design guided by high standards of sustainability, and a commitment to excellence enriched by the collaborative process. Its work includes three LEED Platinum projects in New York City: the Bank of America Tower at ...

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