Subway Reading

Do The Climate Math

Calculating global temperatures across many 15 year intervals demonstrates climate science is not overpredicting warming

Cloudy Future For NY Storm Barriers

The Army Corps of Engineers takes a dim view of the proposal to build a barrier across NY Harbor to prevent future storm surge floods

San Francisco: Mayor Supports Community Choice For Renewables

Reversing his previous support for the utility position San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee calls on the power company to offer a "community choice aggregation" option

In the Media

Leave No Doubt About It

Merchants Of Doubt

At a recent screening of "Merchants Of Doubt" sponsored by Social Cinema in collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund, Nancy Anderson asked Robert Steiner to review the film for Sallan. Sony Pictures Classics acquired worldwide rights from Participant Media and Omidyar Network — it is scheduled to be released in March.

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In The Carbon Age

Denmark: Catching The Wind

Solar Flare-Ups In AZ

The tense relationship between Arizona power utilities & independent solar supply companies gets tenser

The Big Poltiical Chill

With US political polarization & personal animosity at record highs, no wonder federal climate policy action remains in deep freeze


Beijing: Don't Live Here

Beijing's Mayor says polluted air makes the city unliveable

UK: Climate Opinion Upturn

Polls find British belief in human-climate change rises & for 15% it's a 'major threat'

Ikea Does Good By Green

Sale of green products at Ikea soared 58% last year, with LED leading the way

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

Promising Promises

As Sallan begins its second decade, it's a good moment to reflect on what promises were made and my sense of what was at stake back in 2005 when Torchlight #1 was posted. Much has happened in the arena of urban sustainability and climate change since then, some of it very good, some of it not, and our responsibilities should press us onward. But, exactly how?

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Chris Benedict, R.A. & Henry GiffordSnapshot

The Perfect Energy Code

As guests of the Building Enclosure Council of New York (BECNY), Henry Gifford and I performed a play entitled The Perfect Energy Code at the NYC Center for Architecture. In it we dramatized an Architect's visit to the Department of Buildings in her pursuit of energy code approval for her building design

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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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Sustainble Finance: Foundations And Future Growth
4 Feb
Explore the landscape of players and motivations in sustainable finance. As demand grows for interdisciplinary training in sustainable finance, find out how you can be ahead of the curve in this growing field.
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Central Park Tour: West Side Stories
7 Feb
Discover some of the secret spots that West Siders know all-too-well: a lost village, a poetic garden, the Oak Bridge, and a tear drop-shaped landscape that memorializes a fallen musical icon
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NY Green Bank: Reflections On Year 1 and Prospects For The Future
11 Feb
Join us for a look back at the New York Green Bank's first year. Now, with its initial capital allocated to transactions agreed to in principle, what's ahead for the Bank in 2015?
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De Blasio Administration: Freshman Year Report Card
24 Feb
A year ago, Bill de Blasio won the NYC mayoral election handily with a campaign touting progressive change. Consistent with his platform, City and State - the Mayor’s first Management Report -- focuses on equity, equality & opportunity. After his first year on the job, how does the Mayor’s performance compare to his campaign promises?
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