Subway Reading

Cooling The Urban Heat Island

The latest on the contestfor ideas that work in Cambridge, MA

Office Illumination

It takes a lot of work to light Seattle & NYC offices only using natural light

Renewable Energy Law Survives

A Colorado Senate effort to repeal the state's renewable energy requirements is shot down in the House

In the Media

Leave No Doubt About It

Merchants Of Doubt

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 6 March.

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In The Carbon Age

Getting The Best Solar Deal

How to get better deals on solar panels and installations

Science At Work: War And Climate Change

Get a taste of the methodological controversy stirred up by a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that inks the Syrian war to climate-change stressors

Signs Of Climate Realignment

The ClearPath Foundation could lead the way for moderates & conservatives who want to take action on climate change


Reaching Solar Socket Parity

What is socket parity and why is this good news for solar power?

Around The World In A Solar Plane

China: The Less Coal Goal

China tackles its coal problem with targeted zero-growth in coal burning and shaving its overall energy intensity

Green Finance

Bank Of England Warns On Fossil Fuels

Insurance companies with fossil fuel investments face huge risks from action on climate change

Cant' Beat 'Em, Join 'Em

What is a yieldCo and why have solar industry competitors joined up to create one?

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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Built To Last: Passive House Conferenece 2015
11 Jun
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Models for the Future Utility: NY’s Distributed Service Platform Provider Vision
11 Mar
Connect with the first Clean Energy Connections panel of 2015. NY's Reforming Energy Vision (REV) is among the most forward-looking electric utility transformation initiatives in the North America. Explore its bedrock, the Distributed Service Platform Providers and how it differs from today's utility model
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Attainable Sustainability: Greening NYC Co-ops And Condos
12 Mar
How can smart co-ops and condos turn pressure to "go green" into an opportunity to reduce costs and comply with new codes?
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WISE: Women in Sustainability and Energy
27 Mar
Each Friday in March, in honor of women’s history month, a symposium of women thought-leaders will discuss clean energy innovation, constructing green buildings, the role of enlightened finance in green building, and bringing sustainability & resiliency to every community
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Earth Day 2015
7 Apr
How can government help end our dependence on fossil fuels? What financial tools are needed to steer investment towards renewable energy technologies? What is the role of metrics in sustainability?
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