Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

Getting Active On Passive House

I'm a fan of Passive House. Ever since visiting the top-to-bottom renovation job for an elegant 19th century home in Brooklyn Heights, the potential for constructing — or in this case reconstructing — urban buildings to keep occupants really comfortable year round without boiler heating or air conditioning in every room has been my yard stick to measure all other climate-friendly buildings.

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Victoria AnsteadSnapshot

Do Tourists Care?

This question provoked passionate — and divided — responses from participants at a recent Innovators Think Tank on the effects of climate change on travel in the Caribbean and other coastal areas. Held in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, it was sponsored by the Washington, DC based Center for Responsible Travel (CREST).

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In the Media

WISE Briefing

Sallan featured in Storify coverage of WISE briefing at BEEx with Nilda Mesa, Director at NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability, and Jill Anderson, SVP of Public Affairs and Business Development at New York Power Exchange.

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Subway Reading

Coal Bankruptcy's Nasty Surprises

Bankruptcy filings by a Virgina-based coal company reveal its financial support for harassing climate scientists with lawsuits

Flood Barrier Funding

NYC commits $100 million to build a flood shield system around lower Manhattan & hopes for another $500 million in federal assistance

Buffalo: Solar Job Boom

SolarCity's $900 million Buffalo PV factory is seeking 1,400 workers

Worldwide

Australia: Carbon Culprit

Australian carbon emissions projected to exceed Abbot government's weak goals

Coverage For Climate Risk

Interest builds for establishing "parametric" insurance policies that provide climate risk coverage for poorer nations

Get The Message

In The Carbon Age

Place-Making In Sandy Recovery

Improving resilience to Sandy-struck NY metro communities is a big opportunity for place-making

NY Solar - Information Please

Bounteous information about solar power programs in NY

US Politics Today

Best read of the month, big props to Dave Roberts

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Upcoming Events

Sallan Sponsored Event
The Brain Trust of Benchmarking
24 Sep
Climate Week NYC 2015 is the ideal time for our panel Building Energy Benchmarking: Acting On the Results
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Build It Affordable And Green: NYC Overlay 2015
3 Sep
Since 2012, HPD’s Green Policy has required all new construction & substantial rehabilitation projects to comply with the 2011 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria Certification Overlay. Now, Enterprise releases the 2015 Certification Overlay for NYC HPD projects and invites you to learn how it works September 2nd OR 3rd
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Passive House/Climate Week Meet-Ups
23 Sep
NY Passive House invites you to three ClimateWeekNYC events, September 22 & 23
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