Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

Getting Active On Passive House

I'm a fan of Passive House. Ever since visiting the top-to-bottom renovation job for an elegant 19th century home in Brooklyn Heights, the potential for constructing — or in this case reconstructing — urban buildings to keep occupants really comfortable year round without boiler heating or air conditioning in every room has been my yard stick to measure all other climate-friendly buildings.

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Victoria AnsteadSnapshot

Do Tourists Care?

This question provoked passionate — and divided — responses from participants at a recent Innovators Think Tank on the effects of climate change on travel in the Caribbean and other coastal areas. Held in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, it was sponsored by the Washington, DC based Center for Responsible Travel (CREST).

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In the Media

WISE Briefing

Sallan featured in Storify coverage of WISE briefing at BEEx with Nilda Mesa, Director at NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability, and Jill Anderson, SVP of Public Affairs and Business Development at New York Power Exchange.

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Subway Reading

Flood Barrier Funding

NYC commits $100 million to build a flood shield system around lower Manhattan & hopes for another $500 million in federal assistance

Buffalo: Solar Job Boom

SolarCity's $900 million Buffalo PV factory is seeking 1,400 workers

L.A. Beats Water Saving Target

Big props for Angelenos who cut their water use by 21% in July, exceeding the 16% target

Worldwide

Get The Message

Rio: An Urban Climate First

Rio de Janeiro is the first city to meet the climate-forward Compact of Mayors targets

Victoria: Home Appliances Win, Solar Loses

Energy efficient light bulbs & home appliances get promoted but rooftop solar tariffs are cut in Victoria, Australia

In The Carbon Age

US Politics Today

Best read of the month, big props to Dave Roberts

Solar Power Battle

A bitter conflict among environmentalists rages over industrial-scale solar power plants

De-Risk Your Stock Portfolio

It's not too soon, to seek investment information based on ESG - environmental, social and governance data disclosures

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Upcoming Events

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The Brain Trust of Benchmarking
24 Sep
Climate Week NYC 2015 is the ideal time for our panel Building Energy Benchmarking: Acting On the Results REGISTER NOW
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Combined Heat and Power Tour/Whole Foods
27 Aug
Join the NYSERDA EDGE team at Whole Foods Market's first Brooklyn store - dubbed the greenest supermarket in New York State. See their CHP system and learn how your medium-to-large building can benefit from CHP
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Build It Affordable And Green: NYC Overlay 2015
3 Sep
Since 2012, HPD’s Green Policy has required all new construction & substantial rehabilitation projects to comply with the 2011 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria Certification Overlay. Now, Enterprise releases the 2015 Certification Overlay for NYC HPD projects and invites you to learn how it works September 2nd OR 3rd
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Passive House/Climate Week Meet-Ups
23 Sep
NY Passive House invites you to three ClimateWeekNYC events, September 22 & 23
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