Duggal Greenhouse Grand Opening at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Duggal Visual Solutions and Lumi-Solair/ a Duggal Energy Company, along with business partners, state officials, and community leaders celebrated the official opening of The Duggal Greenhouse, the new title of Building 268 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The former Navy shipbuilding foundry, which produced such notable vessels as the USS Missouri and Arizona, was renovated from dilapidated conditions to become a 35,000 square foot multi use manufacturing, production and event facility. The Greenhouse also represents Duggal’s commitment to green technology and sustainable business practices.

Duggal Visual Solutions obtained New York based architectural design firm STUDIOS GO, to leverage the buildings existing superstructure and take fullest advantage of it’s perfect positioning of the New York skyline and Williamsburg Bridge designing two sides of the building with a full glass facades. The building is also designed to achieve LEED® certification.

“Once the birthplace of battleships, now the birthplace of new ideas in sustainability and incubator for art, science and socially responsible business. I have committed myself and my company to making a lasting impact for the health of our fragile planet. That is what the greenhouse represents.” said Baldev Duggal, Founder and CEO emeritus of Duggal Visual Solutions.

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was among a group of more than 200 guests invited to the official celebration marking the completion of the Greenhouse. Attendees also included representatives from the United Nations, Clinton Global Initiative, Fashion 4 Development and Vogue Italia, who featured Mr. Duggal in the April 2013 issue dedicated to world leaders in eco-sustainability.

The Brooklyn Borough President capped off the official ceremony presenting Mr. Duggal with ‘The Brooklyn Bridge’, a special honor bestowed on those for exceptional achievement and service to the community.

Guests were transported to the Duggal Greenhouse by yacht from Manhattan and treated to a waterfront outdoor reception on the Greenhouse Veranda, followed by a gallery exhibit of large format landscape photos, produced by Duggal. The event also featured Brooklyn based musicians, dancers and food, ranging from sparkling Italian wines and sushi to decedent desserts served from a waffle truck parked inside the building.

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