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NY Green Bank Czar Profile

Across the US the New York Green Bank CEO is getting noticed

Tower Of Deep Retrofits

Cutting energy use by 38% with an ROI of 3 years the Empire State Building deep energy retrofit offers can-do ideas for other projects


See how NYC recycles its waste paper into new products in just under 4 minutes

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.

With new leadership in City Hall, it's worth taking stock to see what has been learned to date through energy performance disclosure, and assess what challenges remain.

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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.

In The Carbon Age

Charting Solar Progress

Public Spaces On Resilient Waterfronts

Urban watefront access does not have to be lost to storm and flood risks

Uncle Sam Wants You

Will the US military campaign for energy efficiency impact on civilian climate attitudes & national security?


$100 Million For Climate Resilience

USAID & the Rockefeller Foundation establish a $100 million fund to develop resiliency-enhancing programs in Asia & Africa

Phnom Penh: Smart Traffic Lights

Can the wild traffic of Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh be tamed by linking its traffic lights together with a computerized central control station.?

Brazil: Eco-Activist Runs For President

Marina Silva, a former Green Party member, is in the running to become Brazil's next President

In the Media

Climate Week NYºC 2014

This September, Sallan is participating in the upcoming Climate Week NYºC official events program. We have partnered with NYC Accelerator for a Clean and Resilient Economy, Urban Future Lab, NYU Wagner, the Environmental Defense Fund and the New York League of Conservation Voters to put on an event, There'll Be Some Changes Made: Power System Realignment or Death Spiral?

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Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

May The Force Be With Us

A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… make that December 2013 in New York, a targeted expansion to the plan for shrinking New York City's carbon footprint, was born.

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Kendall ChristiansenSnapshot

Organic Wastes Are Energy-Rich Resources: Towards A New Era of Productive Alchemy

Prediction: by 2020, New York City's wastewater treatment facilities could produce biogas to heat and power their own operations, power some of the agency's fleet, and provide biogas to Con Ed and National Grid pipelines.

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Sallan Events

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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There’ll Be Some Changes Made
9 Sep
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. With the 2013 Con Edison rate case settlement & New York’s 2014 Reforming the Energy Vision policy report we need to grasp the dynamics that are profoundly altering the power supply landscape right now.
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Rechargeable Buildings
3 Sep
Building-scale battery storage technology comes to NYC. Learn more, get energized!
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What We Measure, Why It Matters
16 Oct
Save the date for the third annual BuildingEnergy NYC conference and trade show
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