Con Edison announces plans for virtual power plant that connects solar-plus-storage systems

Con Edison announces plans for virtual power plant that connects solar-plus-storage systems

New York utility Consolidated Edison just announced plans to launch a $15 million virtual power plant pilot program this summer that will integrate residential solar-plus-storage…

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Sneak Peek: World's tallest Passive House building rises at Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island

Sneak Peek: World's tallest Passive House building rises at Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island

Cornell Tech will offer a first look inside its residential building, the first residential Passive House high rise and the tallest Passive House in the world. Passive House is the…

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Environmental groups call for Indian Point nuclear plant shutdown citing radioactive leakage, equipment failures and expired licenses

Environmental groups call for Indian Point nuclear plant shutdown citing radioactive leakage, equipment failures and expired licenses

Environmental groups still calling for shutdown of Indian Point nuclear power plant, despite NRC assessment The Indian Point nuclear power plant has become more than just a big…

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Solar Impulse 2 lands in New York City, final U.S. destination

Solar Impulse 2 lands in New York City, final U.S. destination

Swiss pilots André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard brought their vision for a clean energy future to New York City with the successful landing of their sun-powered, zero emissions…

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New York lawmakers introduce bill to reach zero emissions by 2050

New York lawmakers introduce bill to reach zero emissions by 2050

A group of New York lawmakers have introduced a bill that aims to eliminate the state's greenhouse gas emissions by 100 percent by 2050. The New York state climate and community…

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Five solar-powered charging benches to be installed in NYC

Five solar-powered charging benches to be installed in NYC

“We know just how valuable the use of technology is and how important it is in our day-to-day experience — and these benches tap into that power by allowing us to measure park…

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Innovative solar, geothermal, microhydro projects win New York 'Energy to Lead' competition

Innovative solar, geothermal, microhydro projects win New York 'Energy to Lead' competition

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) just announced that Bard College, University at Buffalo and SUNY Broome Community College are the winners of the…

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Mayor announces new energy efficiency initiatives to further reduce NYC greenhouse gas emissions

Mayor announces new energy efficiency initiatives to further reduce NYC greenhouse gas emissions

Related: Mayor de Blasio announces that NYC solar power usage has tripled since 2014 “Cities that lead on climate, lead on buildings,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We’ve…

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NYC's first passive apartment building set to open next month

NYC's first passive apartment building set to open next month

Related: Construction on Greenpoint’s passive house project moves forward Perch Harlem is slated to be completed by May 2106, while they are also planning to build another one…

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NYC launching sustainability boot camp to help building owners meet emissions goals

NYC launching sustainability boot camp to help building owners meet emissions goals

NYC leaders have set some lofty goals for greening the city, with a focus on slashing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Recent studies have shown how improvements in heating…

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Construction on Greenpoint's passive house project moves forward

Construction on Greenpoint's passive house project moves forward

Related: Inside the New Williamsburg Passive House by Loadingdock5 + Loadingdock5 Via Curbed NY Greenpoint Passive House Project, Loadingdock5, 152 Freeman, sustainable…

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'Uncontrollable radioactive flow' from Indian Point continues to contaminate the Hudson River

'Uncontrollable radioactive flow' from Indian Point continues to contaminate the Hudson River

Related: + Indian Point, Hudson river, river contamination, nyc waterways, nyc pollution, Indian Point nuclear power plant, radioactive reactor groundwater, groundwater…

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NYCEDC launches UrbanTech NYC to support companies creating smart and sustainable cities

NYCEDC launches UrbanTech NYC to support companies creating smart and sustainable cities

Related: “Climate change represents one of the greatest challenges to our city, which is why we’ve committed to an 80 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,”…

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MTA offers its first-ever green bonds to people who want to invest in the planet

MTA offers its first-ever green bonds to people who want to invest in the planet

The busiest mass transit agency in the country is showing a softer, greener side in hopes of getting more attention from young people. New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority…

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Mayor de Blasio announces that all NYC buildings have discontinued burning harmful No. 6 heating oil

Mayor de Blasio announces that all NYC buildings have discontinued burning harmful No. 6 heating oil

Mayor de Blasio and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd have announced that all 5,300 NYC buildings that were previously burning No.6 heating oil, which…

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Massive NYPD training center will be NYC's largest LEED project ever commissioned

Massive NYPD training center will be NYC's largest LEED project ever commissioned

Related: Perkins+Will’s soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical neighborhood in Midtown + Perkins+Will Perkins+Will, nypa building,

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New York's first K-Solar school project announced at the New York Institute for Special Education

New York's first K-Solar school project announced at the New York Institute for Special Education

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that the state's first solar schools project will be hosted by the New York Institute for Special Education (NYISE) in the Bronx. A purchase…

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See which buildings in your 'hood produce the most greenhouse gas emissions with this map

See which buildings in your 'hood produce the most greenhouse gas emissions with this map

Web developer Jill Hubley is on a mission to inform us all with her interactive maps. First, she created a crazy interactive map of the location of each NYC tree species and now, she's…

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Central Park-inspired exoskeleton encases LEED-seeking 170 Amsterdam tower

Central Park-inspired exoskeleton encases LEED-seeking 170 Amsterdam tower

Related: + Handel Architects Via World Architecture News 170 Amsterdam, Handel Architects, manhattan architecture, nyc architecture, urban design, Leed certified buildings…

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NYC breaks ground on its first off-grid affordable housing development at Hallets Point

NYC breaks ground on its first off-grid affordable housing development at Hallets Point

*** The project will include a number of state-of-art green features including onsite power generation and a waste water, or Black water, recycling system which will repurpose more…

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Mysterious new Times Square benches hide a

Mysterious new Times Square benches hide a "powerful" secret

+ Snøhetta Via Wired Snøhetta architects, Times Square Renovation, nyc renovation nyc plaza, new york times square, charging benches, smart benches, power-charging…

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

Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop 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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