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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Marcia BystrynSnapshot

How New York City Can Deliver On Its Zero Waste Goal

On Earth Day, Mayor de Blasio presented a bold vision for a New York City that sends zero waste to landfills. This ambitious goal figured prominently into the sustainability section of his OneNYC plan. I believe we can get there, but it will require a great deal of focus and innovation.

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In the Media


Executive Director Nancy Anderson convened visionaries and pioneers in the emerging field of green finance at the New York Institute of Technology to get the word out about new tools for decarbonizing the power supply and boosting building energy performance — Innovations In Green Finance: Smart Money For Sustainable Cities.

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Subway Reading

More Organics Recycling Needs More

Mayor de Blasio's plan to expand organic waste recycling is good, but doesn't go far enough says green group NYCLV

NY Gets More Solar

New York's solar power capacity jumps 300% between 20111-2014, making it the nation's seventh most solar state

Obama Solar Announcement

A program to help moderate income households to go solar gets a White House release


Nice: Not Nice For Energy Storage

A pilot energy storage project in Nice, France finds the technology remains too costly

China: Climate Actions/River Risks

If it's not one dam thing...

Germany: A Tesla Alternative

A German wind-to-hydrogen system could soon be powering a new kind of clean fuel car

In The Carbon Age

What The SCOTUS Mercury Decision Won't Do

Here's whythe recent mercury emissions decision by the Supreme Court won't be any game changer

Energy Agency Gets Some Love

The public profile of the federal Energy Department loan office gets a big upgrade, check out the numbers

UN: Facing Mass Displacement Risks

A call to UN action for coping with climate-linked risks of mass population displacements

In The House

Retrofitting Affordability Launch

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Upcoming Events

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High Rise, Low Impact
8 Jul
Join us in exploring the design and material choices that can be made to reduce the impact of the dynamic structures, shaping our modern skylines.
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Billion Oyster Celebration
14 Jul
Why celebrate Bastille Day when you can join the Billion Oyster celebration and take the tour!
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NYC Archaeology Tour
26 Jul
Tour the remnants of the first Penn Station & see a play about the untold story of the station's destruction
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Stan Michels Memorial Jazz Concert
1 Aug
Swing by the seventh annual Jazz Concert in Honor of the late City Council Member Stan Michels featuring Marjorie Eliot & her jazz ensemble. It's free!
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Designing For Disaster
15 Aug
National Building Museum exhibit examines how we assess risks from natural hazards and how we can create policies, plans, and designs yielding safer, more disaster-resilient communities.
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