New York City Startup Incubator Targets Smart Cities, Clean Energy

New York City Startup Incubator Targets Smart Cities, Clean Energy

A major push for energy-efficient retrofits and initiatives in New York City is getting a boost from a local startup incubator focused on smart cities, clean energy, and smart grid technology. Companies that come out of the Urban Future Lab, part of the NYU Tandon … Read more…

NYC’s Empire State Building Takes Energy-Efficiency To New Heights

NYC’s Empire State Building Takes Energy-Efficiency To New Heights

The iconic Empire State Building in New York City is pointing the way toward energy efficiency. Since the building started a comprehensive retrofit in 2009, it has been consistently racking up savings every year. Currently the retrofit is projected to save 38% of the building’s … Read more…

New Legislation Would Require NYC Building Owners To Drastically Cut Emissions

New Legislation Would Require NYC Building Owners To Drastically Cut Emissions

This week New York City mayor Bill De Blasio announced mandates that, if passed by the City Council, would require building owners in the Big Apple to drastically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The mayor’s office is calling the program the most ambitious of its … Read more…

The Lowline, New York’s Futuristic Underground Park, Tests LED Grow Lights and Solar Skylight for Plants, Shrubs

The Lowline, New York’s Futuristic Underground Park, Tests LED Grow Lights and Solar Skylight for Plants, Shrubs

At a game-changing subterranean New York City park scheduled to open in 2021, LED lighting and remote skylight technology are being tested to achieve the right light intensity, duration, and spectrum necessary to grow a wide range of flowers, plants, fruits, and vegetables – and to do it energy-efficiently.

New York City Sets an Energy Efficient Course

New York City Sets an Energy Efficient Course

Energy managers in The Big Apple have their work cut out for themselves. Green Partners’ George Crawford points to Local Law 88 in New York City as a key decision point for many building owners. Those decisions will result in changes, no or in the … Read more…

Inspect Cooling Towers for Disease — And Save Money

Inspect Cooling Towers for Disease — And Save Money

An outbreak this summer of Legionnaire’s disease in New York City cost the lives of 12 people. The tragedy led the New York City Council to pass legislation requiring quarterly inspections of cooling towers. National Real Estate Investor points out that these inspections can save … Read more…

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