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Counting Climate Marchers

Is there a reliable way to count the number of people on NYC's People's Climate March?

That's Chill

Despite industry objections the Department of Energy stands by its new energy efficiency standards for commercial coolers & freezers

Something About Republican Candidates

Bob Beauprez, Republican candidate for Colorado Governor, stands his climate-denialist ground

In the Media

Climate Week NYºC 2014

Climate Week NYC Kickoff

Sallan kicked off Climate Week NYºC official events program, partnering with NYC ACRE/Urban Future Lab, NYU Wagner, Climate Center/Columbia Law School, EDF and the NYLCV for There'll Be Some Changes Made: Power System Realignment or Death Spiral?

A standing-room-only crowd in Brooklyn incubator, Urban Future Lab's state-of-the-art packed exhibition space atop 15 Metrotech Center — looks like the focused momentum needed to tackle climate issues is picking up speed — the weeks ahead could be crucial.

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In The Carbon Age

Net Zero The Next Building Frontier

Will net-zero carbon emissions become the new standard in the commercial building market?

Science At Work: Urban Heat's A Killer

Research details the distribution of risk factors for heat-linked urban mortality

Where Manhattan Floods


Morocco: Big Solar Investment

The World Bank approves $500 million for two utility scale Moroccan solar power installations

Poland v EU On Carbon Targets

The EU carbon cutting target of 40% by 2030 is deemed too high & costly by coal-reliant Poland

Climate Action: Plan B

Consider this proposition: national commitments are more effective than international treaties to tackle climate change

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.

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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.

Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

The De Blasio Benchmarking Blessing

Mayor de Blasio has given a special vote of confidence to Local Law 84, the building energy benchmarking mandate, in his climate policy vision report One City, Built to Last. At the very same time, the EPA has released an expanded version of Energy Star. Talk about great timing, now that New York has become the biggest city in the world to set a goal of cutting its carbon emissions 80% by 2050.

Statue of Pallas Athena in Vienna, Austria

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Pat SapinsleySnapshot

Energy Efficiency: Markets or Mandates?

The implementation of energy efficiency savings in the US has been more difficult than its advocates might have hoped. Americans are relying on a patchwork system to achieve energy savings.

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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
Training For EcoDistricts Practitioners
3 Oct
Ready to move from ideas to action? District-scale sustainability comprises the best thinking on urban regeneration and community building show you how to put all the pieces together.
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Update On Sandy Rebuilding -- Now
8 Oct
The Sierra Club NYC Group presents the Sustainability Series
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Dig Deep For A Greener NY
9 Oct
A challenge to NYC's water quality is combined sewer overflows (CSOs), which discharge untreated sewage and storm water runoff into our waterways. The city has piloted green infrastructure projects as a more cost-effective way of managing CSOs than traditional gray infrastructure. Green infrastructure also has quality-of-life benefits and the potential to mitigate flooding, a threat in the face of sea level rise and more frequent storms. Learn more now
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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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Designing With The Sun
16 Oct
See how the physical characteristics of the sun and the human eye relate to the design fundamentals that allow daylight to guide a project and learn about the tools available to guide analysis
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