Industrious Manhattan man drives to work in homemade electric vehicles made of old car parts

Industrious Manhattan man drives to work in homemade electric vehicles made of old car parts

“I just carry a 50-foot extension cord in a storage box on board. I frequent restaurants and cafes that have parking in front or nearby and ‘top off’ charge at various waypoints.…

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Soofa's solar bench lets people charge electronics on city streets for free

Soofa's solar bench lets people charge electronics on city streets for free

Part bench, part USB charger, Soofa's solar bench soaks up sun and provides a welcome place to rest one's bum.

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New Tappan Zee Bridge will glow with dynamic LED light system by Philips

New Tappan Zee Bridge will glow with dynamic LED light system by Philips

The new Tappan Zee Bridge will glow sustainably, with an LED light system by Royal Philips. Lighting both the roadway and the architectural elements, the bridge will have the capacity…

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500 solar-powered street food carts are coming to NYC

500 solar-powered street food carts are coming to NYC

500 food carts with solar panels, alternative fuel and rechargeable batteries Related: SnackBox Reinvents the Street Food Stand With a Recycled Shipping Container in Times…

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TroutHouse: A fun and functional LEED Gold building with outdoor space on every level

TroutHouse: A fun and functional LEED Gold building with outdoor space on every level

The three partners at thread collective always imagined designing a home for themselves, a chance to inhabit their vision of a sustainable, elegant architecture integrated with the…

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Governor Cuomo announces completion of MTA's largest energy efficiency program ever at Grand Central Terminal

Governor Cuomo announces completion of MTA's largest energy efficiency program ever at Grand Central Terminal

grand central terminal, governor cuomo, grand central terminal energy efficiency, nyc green, green nyc, nyc energy efficiency, grand central terminal green overhaul, sustainable design,…

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Mayor de Blasio launches largest public housing energy savings program in the nation

Mayor de Blasio launches largest public housing energy savings program in the nation

Nearly 300 existing New York City Housing Authority will be getting sustainable upgrades in a $100 million city project announced by Mayor de Blasio last week. A series of Energy…

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New report shows a simple fix that could save NYC buildings $11 million per year

New report shows a simple fix that could save NYC buildings $11 million per year

Residential buildings in New York have been reaching soaring new heights, but a new study says that the cost of heating them doesn’t have to be through the roof. The report,…

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Waterford Times Square Ball lights up with 32,256 green LEDs in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day

Waterford Times Square Ball lights up with 32,256 green LEDs in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day

"Our heritage was born in Ireland and green is the honorary color for St. Patrick's Day so we really wanted to play that up and do something special with the ball for this holiday,"…

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Governor Cuomo announces ambitious shared solar program for all NY residents

Governor Cuomo announces ambitious shared solar program for all NY residents

Last Week, Governor Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda outlined an ambitious new program for New York that would finally enable all state residents to take advantage of the benefits of…

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zeroHouse offers luxurious living in a fully self-sustaining modular home

zeroHouse offers luxurious living in a fully self-sustaining modular home

Unlike more “rustic” interpretations of off-the-grid living, zeroHouse offers an experience that is near luxury at every turn. Intended to house up to 4 adults, zeroHouse has two…

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BKSK Architects' LEED Gold-Seeking Complex Boasts Modern Amenities and Green Space in the East Village

BKSK Architects' LEED Gold-Seeking Complex Boasts Modern Amenities and Green Space in the East Village

New York-based BKSK Architects is aiming high with their latest project, The Jefferson. The 115,000-square-foot, multi-family complex located on the East Village site of a former…

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NYC unveils its first large-scale wind turbine on the Brooklyn waterfront (PHOTOS)

NYC unveils its first large-scale wind turbine on the Brooklyn waterfront (PHOTOS)

Each month, the Sunset Park MRF in the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal processes over 15,000 tons of recycling waste from the NYC boroughs, and the new wind turbine was one of the first…

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New York City’s largest wind turbine will provide power for Brooklyn recycling plant

New York City’s largest wind turbine will provide power for Brooklyn recycling plant

Measuring in at 160-feet-tall, New York City’s largest wind turbine is set to generate up to 100 kilowatts for Brooklyn’s Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility. Designed and…

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NYC real estate developers realizing valuable savings with solar power

NYC real estate developers realizing valuable savings with solar power

The dropping price of solar technology is sparking the interest of New York City real estate developers. The roof of the luxurious Atelier building on West 42nd Street was decked out…

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2015 Times Square New Year's Eve ball will dazzle with 32,000+ LED lights

2015 Times Square New Year's Eve ball will dazzle with 32,000+ LED lights

The world-famous New Year's ball is twelve feet in diameter and a whopping 11,875 pounds. To achieve its mesmerizing effect, the surface of the geodesic sphere is covered in 2,688…

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Details of NYC's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions begin to surface

Details of NYC's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions begin to surface

Earlier this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an ambitious goal of reducing New York’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. Now some of the details of the plan are surfacing,…

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Popular graffiti-clad artist collaborative slated for passive house makeover

Popular graffiti-clad artist collaborative slated for passive house makeover

After years of delays, it looks like ABC No Rio's popular graffiti-clad art house will finally be getting its ultra-green makeover. Almost five years ago, news of the artist cooperative…

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Clever Earth-Sheltered House Uses Natural Surroundings to Reduce Energy Needs

Clever Earth-Sheltered House Uses Natural Surroundings to Reduce Energy Needs

Sustainable homes often feature high-tech bells and whistles but John Grzibowski's clever house relies on the power of nature to keep it green. Located in Newburgh, NY, about an…

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Why Smaller, Older NYC Rental Buildings Are Missing Out on Green Opportunities

Why Smaller, Older NYC Rental Buildings Are Missing Out on Green Opportunities

A new report from the Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC) titled "All Green Buildings Great and Small" finds that smaller and older NYC rental buildings are missing out on…

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VIDEO: How You Can Cut Your Building's Energy Costs by Changing the Color of Your Roof

VIDEO: How You Can Cut Your Building's Energy Costs by Changing the Color of Your Roof

An initiative called the White Roof Project is cutting energy costs for buildings across New York City just by changing the color of their roofs. The volunteer-driven organization…

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NYC to Install Solar Panels on 24 Public Schools

NYC to Install Solar Panels on 24 Public Schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a $23 million investment to install solar panels on 24 public schools by 2016 as part of his One City, Built to Last green…

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Elon Musk's Other SolarCity

Elon Musk's Other SolarCity "Gigafactory" Expected to Bring 5,000 New Jobs to New York

Hot on the heels of the incredible 400,000-person-strong People's Climate March last weekend, Elon Musk-backed solar company SolarCity just struck a major deal with New York State to…

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Mayor de Blasio Pledges Major Steps Towards Greener NYC Buildings

Mayor de Blasio Pledges Major Steps Towards Greener NYC Buildings

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a major overhaul of New York City's energy-efficiency standards this week right on the heels of the world's largest climate march this past weekend.…

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