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Worst Climate News Of 2014

The year's 10 worst media coverage of climate & eco news

Bright Job Spot In Dim Utility Data

Renewable energy sees job growth, while the rest of the utility sector has job losses

Opting For Energy Storage

California picks energy storage bids over new power plant plans

In the Media

A Tip Of The Hat

Nilda Mesa

One of three trailblazers who "will be leading the way," said Nancy Anderson when introducing Nilda Mesa at a Sallan Foundation-sponsored event Greening Our Built Environment: Three Approaches to Cutting NYC's Carbon Footprint in June 2008 when Mesa was the Assistant V.P. of Environmental Stewardship at Columbia University.

A tip of the hat to Mayor de Blasio for appointing Nilda Mesa as the Director of the new Office of Sustainability. She will spearhead the administration's environmental and sustainability initiatives.

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In The Carbon Age

NYC Tops The List...

... for US cities at risk of more power outages due to fiercer hurricanes

10 Steps To Make 80x50 A Reality

10 specific proposals to cut NYC's carbon footprint, grow good jobs & be fairer to all

Year In Review: Green Bonds 2014

With a growing green bond market in 2014 it's time to ask -- something new or just rebranding?


Helsinki: Global Destination

By 2050, good reasons to move to Helsinki, a model for smart, green urban living

Predictions For 2015

Prices will surge for EU carbon emissions permits

Chernobyl: Wrapping Up

28 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the final phase of entombing the plant nears completion

Friends of Benchmarking

Second Year White Paper

FOB 2nd Year White Paper

The Second White Paper is an independent, non-partisan assessment of data gathering software and benchmarking data quality. It opens a window for understanding how behavioral and market driven decisions made by property owners relate to effective public policy.

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Sallan Report Microsite

Start up. Scale up.

Seek durable innovation.

Discover the insights of real world green tech and development trailblazers.

Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

The Difficulty Of Simplicity

Use more four-letter words. No, not those kinds, but short, everyday four letter words that mean more to most people than "sustainability" or "resiliency" or even "benchmarking building energy efficiency". Climate activists, energy system innovators, and campaigners for grassroots eco-engagement need to do a better job when trying to tell fellow citizens what they should think is important, which in turn will influence their everyday choices, like the stuff they spend money on and who they vote for. We can't expect most people to take up zero-carbon lifestyles as a rallying cry because people have a lot of other things on their minds and much to do every day.

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Llewellyn WellsSnapshot

Resiliency. Sustainability. Equity.

There are those who say resiliency, sustainability and equity are at odds with one another. They are wrong. We can have all three — and we must. Like the old saw, "You can have two of these things, but never all three: Fast, Cheap and Good", we are told that equity, resiliency and sustainability can't be achieved concurrently.

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Sallan Events

There'll Be Some Changes Made

There'll Be Some Changes Made

9 September 2014

We are witnessing the realignment of NY's and the nation's energy system and its regulatory framework for a carbon constrained world in the face of disruptive technologies, new financial practices and novel user demands at the grid edge.

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How Knowledge Saves Power Panel

The Urban Energy Revolution

23 January 2014

How Knowledge Saves Power Panel sponsored by; NYIT, NYLCV, Friends of Benchmarking and Sallan, convened experts who all agree that LL84 may not be perfect but has created positive momentum for change and a bright future for benchmarking.

Michael Bobker, Adam Hinge, Jonathan Flaherty, Ari Frankel and Conor Laver make the case.

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The Urban Energy Revolution

The Urban Energy Revolution

28 Sept. 2012

The Infrastructure Panel sponsored by; NYIT, NYC ACRE, NYLCV, NYECC, Pace Energy & Climate Center and Sallan, considers fast forwarding to a time when cities rely on decentralized systems for heating, cooling and electricity.

Now we know — rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy's devastation means a fundamental rethinking.

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Atlantic Wind Power Panel

Wind Power In New York

21 May 2012

Held at NYIT, the Atlantic Wind Power Panel sponsored by Cleantech Corridor, McCarter & English and the Sallan Foundation, considered New York's prospects for offshore wind energy.

Is Atlantic Wind Energy in Our Future? Sallan is using Storify to stay up-to-date.

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Market Makers

Market Makers: Event Two
The New Energy-Efficient Building Toolkit

15 November 2011

Making Green History By Doing It

Learn how New York property owners, tenants and retrofit teams are leading the way toward making energy efficiency the hallmark of big city real-estate and helping Gotham thrive.

Market Makers

Market Makers: Event One
Developing & Deploying Energy Efficiency Technology

20 September 2011

An exploration of the emergence and growth of New York City's clean tech sector via case studies on green building advances and efficiency technologies — an Official Event of Climate Week NY°C 2011 — took place at the New York Academy of Sciences.

Reimagining Metropolis

Re-imagining the Metropolis:
Visions For A Near Future

26 April 2011

Now, we must accelerate our pace — in understanding and rethinking city functions — to reinvent the metropolis. In this final forum of our series, panelists explored how New York will be challenged and may be transformed by emerging trends.

Reimagining Metropolis

Reimagining the Metropolis:
Revolution is No Joke

2 Feb. 2011

A Banker, A Lawyer & An Underwriter Walk Into A Bar — our 3rd event of a 4-part series — got serious about developing the means to assign monetary value to high performance properties, tracking and comparing their performance as well as tackling thorny issues of code enforcement and LEEDigation.

Reimagining Metropolis

Reimagining the Metropolis:
Making it Happen

30 Nov. 2010

Our second event of a four part series on high performance building in New York City zeroed in on public policy developments, private sector innovation and how they have intersected over the last half-decade.

Reimagining Metropolis

Reimagining the Metropolis:
The Big Picture

28 Oct. 2010

Our sold-out first event at the AIA New York Center for Architecture conveyed the Big Picture — a wide-angle view of what has been achieved, what's been learned and what's next for New York City's revolution in high performance building.

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Holiday Greetings
To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour. — William Blake, poet, engraver & painter (1757–1827) MNH Holiday topiary
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Around Town
Energy Efficiency Survey 2014
31 Dec
Take the Building Energy Exchange Energy Efficiency survey by December 31 -- maybe you'll win a free iPad mini
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Passive House High-Rises: Obstacles And Opportunities
14 Jan
Join us to analyze the design 7 engineering processes for multi-family buildings, and the opportunities and challenges to making them Passive
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NYC Transition Neighborhoods
21 Jan
Start the New Year right. Celebrate your borough & neighborhood culture. Become part of the NYC neighborhood-specific resilience building conversation.
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