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EPA Picks Hartford For ‘Green’ Project

HARTFORD — The Capital is one of several cities nationwide selected by the federal government to go green.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the pick, and Hartford was one of five state capitals to receive sustainable design assistance.

This project is a Partnership for Sustainable Communities between EPA, HUD and DOT to help state capitals develop an implementable vision of distinctive, environmentally friendly neighborhoods, according to a release by the city.

The focal point of the study is a section of the city that includes the Connecticut State Capitol and Legislative Office Building, the State Library, the State Supreme Court, and the Governor O’Neill State Armory, as well as residential and retail areas of the Frog Hollow neighborhood.

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBW), a nationally recognized 30-person landscape architecture firm with offices in Charlottesville, Virginia and New York City, has been selected by the EPA to lead Hartford’s “Greening America’s Capitals” efforts.


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