Subway Reading

Building Sponge City

How to redesign Los Angeles for surviving long-term drought

Northeast Gas Pipeline Advances

The proposed Spectra pipeline expansion "would have some adverse environmental effects that could be mitigated, staff at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in a final environmental impact statement for the project" [Greenwire $ub]

Mapping States' Solar Growth

In the Media

Leave No Doubt About It

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.

Merchants Of Doubt

The documentary, The Merchants of Doubt, directed by Robert Kenner of Food, Inc., skillfully unravels the shadowy forces behind the manufacture of uncertainty that has stalled action on the climate issue for decades.

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In The Carbon Age

Solarizing The Southwest

Follow the sun & build in the desert

The Philosophy Of Power

As state utility regulators start grappling with deep rewrites of the rules, deep differences emerge

Stop Wasting Money

Start energy benchmarking your building & gain peer-to-peer insights


Oil Price Plunge Dims Solar's Shine

Plunging global oil prices are causing problems for PV makers & investors

Off-Shore Wind: Early Adaptor v Not

Cuba: Granma Solarization Now

Cuba aims to make Granma Province run on 100% renewable power on the way to reaching a national goal of 24% renewable energy by 2030

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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Around Town
The Truth About Energy Use in LEED And NYC Buildings
26 Jan
Since 2009, Local Law 84 has required annual benchmarking of energy and water use for municipal & private buildings in NYC. What's been learned from this data and how does it shed light on LEED buildings' performance?
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Around Town
Sustianble Finance: Founddations 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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Around Town
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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