Rob CrauderueffSnapshot

The CLOTH GEM

Affordable and supportive housing organizations in New York City have an unprecedented opportunity to save money by greening their existing buildings. This is big news for a sector that — as a matter of mission and regulation — cannot increase rents to keep up with rising utility and fuel costs.

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Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

Energy Democracy Rising

By happy coincidence two conferences early this year might be omens of a social movement that will be animated by discovering a shared problem: New York's unaffordable housing crisis, driven in part by the expensive, polluting ways we heat, cool and light the homes of low-income residents.

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In the Media

Get Smart

Innovations In Green Finance When it was clear in 2010 that our Grandma-Era power grid could not deliver the flexible, robust and climate-friendly electricity the 21st century needs, the Sallan Foundation organized the Smart Grid for Smart Cities conference. In 2016, we think its message has kept its voltage.

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Subway Reading

Washington: 50x32

Getting 50% of its electricity from renewables by 2032 is now law in Washington, DC along with some specific energy requirements

Race-Walking, Olde Time Sports Fad

Pedestrianism, a popular & lucrative sports craze in 19th century NYC

NY Electricity Buyers Beware

New York regulators block certain energy marketers from rip-off sales to low-income consumers

Worldwide

UK: New Leader May Be A Fracker

Prime Minister May reported likely to promote UK fracking

Turkey: Clean Power Dirtier Than Coal

Due to a geological quirk, geothermal energy in Turkey spews more CO2 than coal-burning power plants

Solar ETA

In The Carbon Age

Yeas And Nays: Transit-Oriented Development In Chicago

Despite Mayoral support & project successes, transit-oriented development in Chicago has its critics

Hot Buildings Aren't Cool

Overheated buildings threaten occupants & cannot be ignored, even in Passive Hose designs

Floatovoltaics: A Win-Win Choice

Installing floating photovoltaic panels on drought-stricken southwest lakes, what's not to like?

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Ensuring Urban Resilience, Come Hell Or High Water
22 Sep
The Sallan Foundation, the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law/Columbia Law School and the Columbia University Earth Institute are pleased to be convening this Climate Week 2016 Official Event — New York City must become a climate-resilient city — be there
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USGBC Finger Lakes HABs Seminar
10 Aug
Find out what harmful algal blooms are at the 3rd Annual Finger Lakes Harmful Algal Blooms Seminar and the public health concern
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Cool: Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air‑Conditioned City
11 Aug
What makes you hot about the air-conditioned city?
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LIVINGPROOF: The Bullitt Center, Three Years Later
13 Sep
Open since 2013 and certified as a Living Building in 2015, Seattle's Bullitt Center proves self-sustaining, net positive buildings are a realistic option that are financially achievable, comfortable for tenants + beautiful additions to the community
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