Subway Reading

Super Energy Efficient Light-Based Computers

Vanderbilt The Railroads

One Vanderbilt gains density thru funding $220M transit infrastructure improvements in and around Grand Central — five blocks rezoned

Floating Bus Stop

Buses and bikes — towards a peaceful coexistence

In the Media


Executive Director Nancy Anderson convened the visionaries & pioneers in the emerging field of green finance at the New York Institute of Technology to get the word out about new tools for decarbonizing the power supply and boosting building energy performance — Innovations In Green Finance: Smart Money For Sustainable Cities.

Live Twitter coverage from this well attended Sallan event will have to tide everyone over until a multimedia account replete with speaker presentations is posted in June.

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In The Carbon Age

Flash Flood Alley

Ridiculously Resilient Ridge

White House science adviser John Holdren says climate change could overwhelm CA

Now, Where Were We?

Day after Gov. Greg Abbott signed HB 40 into law, CO energy company Vantage told Denton, TX city officials it plans to get back to fracking


Green Districts

A tip of the hat to Shannon Bouton, David Newsome, and Jonathan Woetzel for their recent article. Green districts have a future — and possibly a big one

No Choice But To Decarbonize

Market mechanisms such as carbon taxes and emissions trading key to mobilizing a global response

China: He Said

As reported by the Guardian — He Zuoxiu, a leading Chinese physicist said: "They want to build 58 gigawatts of nuclear generating capacity by 2020. This is insane." Safety vs. development

Green Finance

Game Changer

France's Axa, one of the world's largest insurers, to sell €500m coal investments before 2015 is out — CEO commits to triple amount of green investments by 2020, reaching 3B euros.

B of A Says Coal Riskier

"'Dynamics around coal are shifting,' reports the Guardian" on bank's new coal policy — awaiting future targets for its retreat from coal sector lending

Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

The Spanish Requirement

Omri Ben-Shahar concludes a scathing attack on contemporary disclosure laws with a barbed reference to a 400-word pronouncement, called the "Spanish Requirement". It was a prepared statement read in Spanish by 16th Century conquistadors to New World inhabitants, which warned them, having been put on notice, to "acknowledge the Church as the rule and superior of the whole world" or else!

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Marcia BystrynSnapshot

How New York City Can Deliver On Its Zero Waste Goal

On Earth Day, Mayor de Blasio presented a bold vision for a New York City that sends zero waste to landfills. This ambitious goal figured prominently into the sustainability section of his OneNYC plan. I believe we can get there, but it will require a great deal of focus and innovation.

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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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Microgrids: They're Going To Be Big
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