If you’re a Poison Ivy cosplayer with a yearly pilgrimage to New York Comic Con on your calendar, you’ll probably be into this. Despite being one of the largest convention centers on the east coast, that hasn’t stopped the renovators of the Javits Center on Manhattan’s West Side from considering environmentally sound architecture.
While some may cry “greenwashing,” the nearly 300,000-square-foot green roof (composed of sedum grown in upstate New York) soon to be installed on this aging con haven promises not only insulation and roof protection, but sizable energy savings. Something tells me NYCC tickets won’t get any cheaper, but hey, one battle at a time. Click through for the technicals. —MN