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Top NYC hotels join city's 'Carbon Challenge'

As reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving energy are becoming major themes throughout commercial and industrial sectors in the second half of the decade, New York City is helping lead the charge. Some of the city’s most iconic hotels have joined a new carbon-cutting initiative.The NYC Ca Read More...

Etsy to power Brooklyn headquarters with solar, encourages sellers to follow suit

E-commerce website Etsy recently announced a series of initiatives intended to increase the use of solar energy, both within its business and throughout its community of members.Part of the Brooklyn-based company's goal of transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2020 and building a "thriving, carb Read More...

NYC announces new energy efficiency initiatives, regulations for buildings

Toward New York City's goal of reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2050, the mayor's office recently announced new energy efficiency initiatives for buildings.The new initiatives, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio, are aimed at helping New York's more than one million buildings o Read More...

Plans for an 'off-grid' residential complex scrapped by NYC developer

The developer of residential complex in New York City that was intended to be energy independent has cancelled the project, citing the expiration of a key tax incentive, Politico recently reported.  Smart Energy Decisions first reported on plans for the Durst Organization's Hallets Po Read More...

Energy benchmarking pays off for NYC buildings

 A 2009 law requiring thousands of New York City buildings to report their energy use every year has been effective in cutting consumption, the city said Aug. 24. Over the past three years, 3,000 consistently reporting buildings have cut greenhouse gas emissions by 8% and energy use b Read More...

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NYC health system installs 'solar wall' at Bronx facility

Photo of the "solar wall" built at Simpson Pavilion in New York City provided by Quixotic Systems. New York City-based health care system Urban Health Plan has installed an innovative solar project at one of its facilities in the Bronx that is expected to reduce its energy costs by hu Read More...

SL Green, tenants team with New York City for GHG reductions through energy efficiency initiatives

New York City-based real estate investment trust SL Green Realty Corp. on Jan. 27 announced its participation in the mayor's "Carbon Challenge for Commercial Owners and Tenants" program, which aims to support the city's broader goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050.The Carb Read More...

Citi redesigns HQ with LEDs, ice storage, cogen plants

Part of a broader initiative to modernize its global headquarters in New York City, Citigroup has incorporated a series of smart energy features into the redesign of its building in Tribeca, including the installation of an ice storage plant. The global banking giant outlined the building's ene Read More...

Efficiency, resiliency key features in post-Sandy NYC

Artist rendering provided by CTA ArchitectsNearly five years after Hurricane Sandy caused massive power outages up and down the east coast, with New York City among the hardest hit areas, developers have broke ground on a nearly $10 million natural disaster-resistant infrastructure building tha Read More...

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CBRE skyscraper undergoes energy efficiency overhaul

For a skyscraper in the heart of the city the never sleeps, the importance of efficiently managing energy is hard to understate, particularly in light of new mandates from city hall for building owners to make sharp greenhouse gas reductions. Marking a step toward deeper efficiency, 1540 Broadw Read More...

NYPA touts Manhattan's largest public solar project

Part of the recent solar installation at Borough of Manhattan Community College is shown in this photo courtesy of BMCC. The New York Power Authority, known as NYPA, recently completed the installation of the largest public solar photovoltaic project in Manhattan.The project at Borough of Manha Read More...

NYC passes mandate for buildings to post energy scores

New York City Council on Dec. 19 approved a landmark bill that will require commercial and residential buildings to post their energy efficiency scores and associated grades near their public entrances.In passing the legislation, New York City becomes the first city in the country to require such di Read More...

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NYC landlords set energy reduction goal

A group of large New York real estate operators, including SL Green Realty Corp., Vornado Realty Trust and Related Cos., have agreed to a plan to reduce energy use in the city’s larger buildings by 20% percent by 2030. A report by Bloomberg said the plan would take the city Read More...

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New York to receive 50 new electric hybrid city buses

New York City Transit (NYCT) will be receiving an order of 50 electric hybrid buses in 2021 to reduce the carbon footprint of the city’s transportation sector.The buses will feature Allison Transmission’s H 40 EP electric hybrid system and will integrate into the NYCT’s fleet of ov Read More...

New York Sets Plan to Meet Emissions Reduction Goal

New York City has created a plan to meet its target to lower its GHG gas emissions by 40% by 2025 and 50% by 2030.The New York City’s Local Law 97 (LL97) Implementation Action Plan was developed by the Willdan Group and recommends specific, scalable steps to achieve the goals set out in the le Read More...

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