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Since launching in 2005, Snapshot, Sallan's guest column, has been providing an on-line forum for diverse, climate-related op-ed style points of view, insights and observations. Think of Snapshot as a first draft of urban climate change history.

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Anstead, Victoria

Do Tourists Care?

Hiding In Plain Sight

2015, Aug.

2010, Mar.

Appelbaum, Alec The Switch: A Green Reporter's New Beat 2010, Apr.
Appleton, Albert F. Green Buildings & Perverse Incentives 2010, June
Balkan, Elizabeth Taming the Concrete Dragon? 2008, Dec.
Bashford, Kate Energy Efficiency in NYC: The Problem of Split Incentives 2008, Apr.
Bates, Mayor Tom Another Berkeley FIRST 2009, Mar.
Beaumont, J Russell Start To Prepare Today For Adopting Passive House Tomorrow 2017, Mar.
Becker, Jenifer Make Room for Green Work 2006, Aug.
Benedict, Chris R.A.

The Perfect Energy Code

Buildings Tell The Truth

2015, Jan.

2013, Oct.

Bergman, David Transparent Green 2006, Jan.
Bobker, Michael

Finding the Proof of Energy Retrofits

Sustainability In Commercial Buildings — Bridging The Gap From Design To Operations

What is DG and Why Should We Care?

2010, Aug.

2008, May

2006, June

Boese, Stephen The Healthy School and The Sustainable City 2007, Oct.
Bourgeois, Thomas From Evolution to Revolution: Enabling Clean Energy at the Edge of the Electric Grid 2013, Feb.
Brawer, Wendy E. Mapping The Way To A Brooklyn Passive House 2015, Mar.
Brodsky, Stuart WeWork's Opportunity to Stimulate Environmentally Sustainable Market Transformation in Office Property Markets 2018, Nov.
Brohé, Arnaud How Passive Houses Took Over Brussels 2017, May
Stein, Elizabeth Brooke Are Building Owners Leaving Money on the Energy Efficiency Table? 2012, Aug.
Bystryn, Marcia

How New York City Can Deliver On Its Zero Waste Goal

2011 Green Priorities for Albany

2015, May

2010, Dec.

Christian, Rory Amid Global Efforts, NY Plants Seed For Energy Reform in 2014 That Will Bloom In 2015 2014, Dec.
Christiansen, Kendall

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

Language Matters, Or What Should I Do With My Banana Peel?

2014, June

2013, June

Crauderueff, Rob The Community League of the Heights (CLOTH) Green Excellence Matrix (GEM) 2016, July
Derry, Elizabeth How Mortgage Lenders Can Boost Sustainability 2016, Nov.
Derwin, Joanne Growing Green Collar Jobs in NYC 2008, July
DiCaprio, Lisa The Social Cost Of Carbon & Why It Matters 2018, Mar.
Fleischer, Wendy Contractors Wanted 2008, Feb.
Frank, Andy How Efficiency Can Be Treated As An Energy Resource 2018, Apr.
Frank, Yetsuh Getting Serious About Daylighting 2013, Apr.
Fusaro, Peter Energy and Environmental Reality Check 2007, May
Garretson, Sara The Green Manufacturing Scene 2007, July
Gerrard, Michael B. Climate Change & Environmental Impact Statements 2009, June
Gifford, Henry The Perfect Energy Code 2015, Jan.
Ginsberg, Mark Start To Prepare Today For Adopting Passive House Tomorrow 2017, Mar.
Goldsmith, Mirele B. Ph.D. Realizing the Behavioral Wedge — Getting Tenants Involved in Saving Energy 2012, June
Grace, Christina From MUSH To The City of Tomorrow: Taking District Energy To Urban Neighborhoods 2012, Feb.
Gracer, Jeffrey Together, New Yorkers Are Leading On Climate Change 2018, Sept.
Guenther, Genevieve #EndClimateSilence 2019, Mar.
Guerra, Eduardo Saving Energy In Existing Residential Buildings 2007, Jan.
Hammer, Stephen A. Ph. D

C40: Hammer In Hong Kong

Taming the Concrete Dragon?

2010, Nov.

2008, Dec.

Harris, Caroline G. Green Zoning 2008, Oct.
Hinge, Adam Disclosure: A Powerful Motivational Tool 2010, Oct.
Howe, J. Cullen Commercial PACE Financing: An Innovative Way To Scale Up The Building Retrofit Market In NYC 2012, Apr.
Huberland, Thomas How Passive Houses Took Over Brussels 2017, May
Hughes, Catherine McVay A Greener FiDi — Make Way for Lower Manhattan: Shared Streets Project 2019, July
Izeman, Mark Advancing Energy Efficiency in Russia 2009, Nov.
Jain, Shravya NYC 2030 District: A Living Lab Of Sustainability Efforts And Innovation 2015, Nov.
Jospe, Christophe How A Blockchain Token Can Scale Renewable Energy 2017, Sept.
Jung, Bomee Transparency & Innovation: Open Data For Green Building 2009, July
Karlsson, Gail International Influences on City Sustainability Plans 2008, Aug.
Kaskinen, Tuuli Gatekeepers: Unsung Heroes Of A Smart Economy? 2014, Mar.
Klein-Rosenthal, Joyce Urban Heat And Urban Design — An Opportunity To Transform In NYC 2017, July
Kontokosta, Constantine E. Ph.D., PE Data and the City: The Promise and Perils of Urban Informatics 2015, July
Komanoff, Charles

Almost Unnoticed, Flat Electricity Demand Is Crushing U.S. Carbon Emissions

Deficit Could Be X-Factor for Carbon Tax

2017, Jan.

2012, Oct.

Krieble, John Beyond Pilot Projects 2006, May
Lombardi, Nick We're Beginning To See The Light 2014, Jan.
Mesa, Nilda Germany and U.S. Climate and Energy Policies at the Local Level: Common Puzzles 2018, Jan.
McVay Hughes, Catherine A Greener FiDi — Make Way for Lower Manhattan: Shared Streets Project 2019, July
Kurtz, Lauren Climate Scientists in the Crosshairs 2015, Sept.
Leigh, Richard P.E.

Living Better Electrically

Saving Energy In Existing Residential Buildings

2019, May

2007, Jan.

Levenson, Ken, A.I.A.

Passive House Emerges in New York: Effective and Affordable

Building Efficiency and Blower Doors: Essential Responses to Sandy

Historic Preservation & Passive House Working Together In NYC

2016, Mar.

2013, Aug.

2011, Feb.

Lukomnik, Jon

It's Taken 500 Years For Corporate Environmental Reporting To Be On The Edge of Maturity

The Color of Money

2016, May

2007, Mar.

Marlin, John Tepper

Obama's First-Term Eco-Legacy and the Road Ahead

Inconvenient No Longer

New Space, New Faces

USGBC to Accredit Green-Building Certifiers

The Status of LEED in NYC, Positive Lessons

2012, Nov.

2012, Jan.

2009, Feb.

2008, June

2007, Dec.

Miller, Joyce The Sad Story Of The National Infrastructure Bank 2011, Dec.
Muldoon, Robert Building Operator Training In The Time Of Climate Change 2019, Jan.
Nasser, Dania Faster, Stronger, Smarter: The Smart Grid's Informational Efficiency 2011, Sept.
Nettleton, John S. Plant-Based Heat for Your Home 2007, Apr.
Neuvonen, Aleksi Gatekeepers: Unsung Heroes Of A Smart Economy? 2014, Mar.
Oberholtzer, Michele Re-Sus-Citate Resilience and Sustainability for the Health of our City 2013, Dec.
Ott, Ed Blue/Green — Making It Work Takes Work 2009, Aug.
Pentland, William From Evolution to Revolution: Enabling Clean Energy at the Edge of the Electric Grid 2009, Aug.
Phillips, Lynn Over Our Heads: What Will Design Students Need To Know About The Revolution In Sustainable Roof Design? 2011, Aug.
Raven, Jeffrey Urban Heat And Urban Design — An Opportunity To Transform In NYC 2017, July
Reiss, Jeremy A New Normal For NYC: Mainstreaming High Performance Buildings 2005, Aug.
Sahagian, Tom NYC's 80 x 50 Goal: Is it Realistic? How Do We Get There? 2017, Nov.
Samouhos, Stephen Smart Building Technolgy: Not Smart Enough 2010, Jan.
Sapinsley, Pat Energy Efficiency: Markets or Mandates? 2014, Sept.
Schnapf, Larry New York City's Benchmarking Law: Does It Go Far Enough and Is It Fair To Building Owners? 2011, June
Sherman, Nora An Industry Finds Its Voice 2007, Oct.
St. John, Courtney The Role Of Media For Advancing Discourse On Climate Change 2018, July
Taneja, Om Sustainability In Commercial Buildings — Bridging The Gap From Design To Operations 2008, May
The Full Spectrum Team Birth of 21st Century Construction in Harlem 2006, Nov.
Turner, Amy Together, New Yorkers Are Leading On Climate Change 2018, Sept.
Warheit, Vanessa California's Dirty Secrets 2019, Oct.
Wells, Llewellyn

Resiliency. Sustainability. Equity.

Eco Districts: Making NYC More Sustainable & Resilient, One Neighborhood at a Time

2014, Nov.

2014, Apr.

Wynn, Simon Climate Change In The Supreme Court: Will Winners Be Losers? 2011, Apr.
Yancey, Richard C. Actively Passive 2016, Jan.