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Buro Happold unveils sustainability plan for Battery Park City

Archinect Summary Buro Happold and the Battery Park City Authority have published a 10-year sustainability plan that aims to achieve carbon neutrality for the 36-acre district situated on the southern tip of Manhattan by 2050. The district, which sits just beside the World Trade Center...


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ACEEE: Honolulu, NYC lead clean energy resilience plans

Smart Cities Dive Summary Honolulu and New York City are top-scoring U.S. cities for incorporating energy efficiency and renewable power policies into resilience plans, according to a study from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). They ranked "exemplary,"...


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A Once-in-a-Lifetime Substation in New York

Danielle Roberts, T&D World Summary In 2015, when the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the water supply to the city would be switched from the Catskill/Delaware watershed to a blend of the Catskill/Delaware and Croton watersheds, most New Yorkers...


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ENGIE CEO speaks at World Climate Summit in NYC

Summary Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE, spoke at the World Climate Summit in New York on September 23rd, 2019 as part of the session, People Centered Action Now . Full Speech Mister Secretary General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I believe we all feel and say the same: we...


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Brooklyn Residents Campaign for Local Energy Microgrid 'Sandbox'

Adrienne Smith, Brooklyn Microgrid Summary Brooklyn residents have launched a campaign via Change.org to turn the Brooklyn Microgrid into a fully functioning Local Energy Marketplace, in a bid to help progress New York City’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV). The Brooklyn Microgrid (BMG),...


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Inside One Bryant Park's Co-Generation Power Plant

Michelle Young, Untapped Cities Summary One Bryant Park, the first high-rise building to reach LEED Platinum certification ever, is a tower of fun facts. The Durst Organization that built and runs One Bryant Park has not been shy with unique initiatives, like making honey from rooftop bee...


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Tecogen Sells Microgrid System to New York Nursing Home

Accesswire Summary Tecogen Inc. ( TGEN ), a clean energy company providing ultra-efficient, clean, natural gas-powered on-site power, heating, and cooling equipment, is pleased to announce the turnkey sale of a 375 kW microgrid enabled cogeneration system for a nursing home located in...


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Innovas Technologies to Optimize Cooling Energy Efficiency at Empire State Building

Press Release CORALVILLE, IA – April 5, 2019 – Innovas Technologies announced today it will supply Helios Tube Cleaning System® automatic tube cleaning system technology to optimize the energy efficiency of air conditioning systems at the Empire State Building in New York City. The...

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Climate Action Planning and Achieving 30% Reduction at Cooper Union

Summary The Cooper Union committed to the “NYC Carbon Challenge” which is a voluntary partnership between the NYC Mayor’s Office and leaders in the city who have committed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 30% or more over ten years. Cooper Union partnered with Smith Engineering and...

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Cities Sign Up To Zero-Carbon Buildings By 2030

Mike Scott, Forbes New York is among the cities pledging all new buildings will be zero-carbon by 2030. Photographer: Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg Summary New buildings in 19 global cities, including London, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Tokyo and Paris, will have zero emissions...