2014 Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Will Dazzle with 32,000+ LED Lights

2014 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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Don’t Miss the Empire State Building’s First-Ever LED Christmas Light Show Tonight

Don’t Miss the Empire State Building’s First-Ever LED Christmas Light Show Tonight

New Yorkers might not be able to see Santa in the night sky this Christmas, but the Empire State Building will be treating us to something just as nice - their first-ever…

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Energy-Generating Fire Pit and LED Christmas Tree Illuminate Dumbo in High-Tech Style

Energy-Generating Fire Pit and LED Christmas Tree Illuminate Dumbo in High-Tech Style

Last night marked Dumbo's 8th annual Christmas tree lighting since 2005. The Dumbo Improvement District organized the holiday bash and approached BioLite a year and a half ago to see…

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BioLite's Electricity-Producing Fire Pit Will Power Dumbo’s Christmas Tree Lights

BioLite's Electricity-Producing Fire Pit Will Power Dumbo’s Christmas Tree Lights

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful - and Dumbo residents will soon be able emulate the song and warm themselves up next to Brooklyn start-up BioLite's…

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Plans for Greenest Apartment Building in Manhattan Move Forward in Harlem

Plans for Greenest Apartment Building in Manhattan Move Forward in Harlem

The planned construction site for the new passive building. If all goes as planned, Harlem will soon be home to the greenest residential building in all of Manhattan. Synapse…

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2013 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lights Up the Night with 45,000 Solar-Powered LEDs

2013 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lights Up the Night with 45,000 Solar-Powered LEDs

This year’s tree was a 76-foot Norway Spruce hailing from Shelton, Connecticut. The approximately 75-year-old tree made its 70-mile trip to New York City over the last month. The…

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NYC's Largest Solar Power Installation to Be Built at Freshkills Park in Staten Island

NYC's Largest Solar Power Installation to Be Built at Freshkills Park in Staten Island

Staten Island is going green in a big way. Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the borough's Freshkills Parks will be home to NYC's largest solar energy installation.…

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Solar-Powered Rooftop Home to Be Raised Atop CCNY's Spitzer School of Architecture

Solar-Powered Rooftop Home to Be Raised Atop CCNY's Spitzer School of Architecture

The Solar Roofpod is an 800-square-foot, modular one-story structure built with sustainable materials. CCNY students designed the building to take advantage of underutilized rooftops…

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Gensler's Town Squares Could Protect NYC Against Storms and Generate Alternative Energy

Gensler's Town Squares Could Protect NYC Against Storms and Generate Alternative Energy

Gensler has re-imagined NYC with town squares that could protect against flooding and power outages when the next Sandy-like storm strikes. The project is part of the global design…

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NYC to Save $14 Million a Year by Swapping All Street Lights to LEDs

NYC to Save $14 Million a Year by Swapping All Street Lights to LEDs

New York City is ending the week on a bright note following the news that all of the city's street lights will be swapped out soon with more energy-efficient versions. The announcement…

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First ‘Solar for Sandy’ Back-Up Photovoltaic Panel Installation Goes Up at Red Hook Recreation Center

First ‘Solar for Sandy’ Back-Up Photovoltaic Panel Installation Goes Up at Red Hook Recreation Center

Today Global Green USA initiated the Red Hook Recreation Center in Brooklyn as the first official community facility to receive a back-up solar system as part of the “Solar For…

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Hevo Power's Wireless EV Chargers Disguised as Manholes Are Coming to NYC

Hevo Power's Wireless EV Chargers Disguised as Manholes Are Coming to NYC

One of the biggest problems with re-charging an electric vehicle is that fact that you need to first find a charging unit and then be able to plug your EV into it. Luckily,…

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Bright 'n Green Net-Zero Energy Community to Open for House Tours This Weekend

Bright 'n Green Net-Zero Energy Community to Open for House Tours This Weekend

Construction on Bright ‘n Green, the aptly-named net-zero energy building in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach area, is nearly complete. The building is on its way to becoming one of the…

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New York Launches $1 Billion Green Bank

New York Launches $1 Billion Green Bank

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced the launch of New York’s first $1 billion Green Bank through a petition to release and use $165 million in uncommitted funds for the bank’s…

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Con Edison Converting Manhattan Plant to Natural Gas to Clean Up Air and Save Money

Con Edison Converting Manhattan Plant to Natural Gas to Clean Up Air and Save Money

Con Edison’s massive New York steam system is in the process of undergoing a green conversion. For the last six months, Con Ed workers have been toiling away to retrofit a…

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NYC-Neighboring Indian Point Nuclear Plant is Vulnerable to Terrorist Attacks Says New Report

NYC-Neighboring Indian Point Nuclear Plant is Vulnerable to Terrorist Attacks Says New Report

Concerns about the Indian Point nuclear power plant located just 38 miles north of New York City have been voiced in the past, but now a new study by the Nuclear Proliferation…

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New NJ Solar Plant Expected to Reduce 13,000 Tons of Carbon Dioxide Each Year

New NJ Solar Plant Expected to Reduce 13,000 Tons of Carbon Dioxide Each Year

South New Jersey's Lopatcong Township will soon become home to one of the largest net-metered solar PV plants in the United States. The new plant is a three-company collaboration led…

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Urban Electric Power Opens New Rechargeable Battery Plant in West Harlem

Urban Electric Power Opens New Rechargeable Battery Plant in West Harlem

In a move that will bring technology, innovation and much needed employment to the city of New York, Urban Electric Power (UEP), the New York State Energy Research and Development…

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Did You Know It's Illegal for New York City Stores to Blast Air Conditioning Outside?

Did You Know It's Illegal for New York City Stores to Blast Air Conditioning Outside?

We’ve all caught a blast of cool air while walking by the open doors of an air-conditioned store during the summer, but did you know that it's actually illegal for NYC stores to let…

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AT&T Street Charge to Open 8 New Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations Today

AT&T Street Charge to Open 8 New Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations Today

AT&T's Neil Giacobbi, New York City Council Member Domenic M. Recchia, and Kevin Jeffrey, Borough Commissioner, Parks, will be on hand this morning at Coney Island's West 8th Street…

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How to See the Solar Impulse Solar-Powered Plane In Person in New York City (PHOTOS)

How to See the Solar Impulse Solar-Powered Plane In Person in New York City (PHOTOS)

A photo of the tear in the Solar Impulse's left wing. The reason for the gash is still being investigated by the flight team. "For the plane that never sleeps, what other destination…

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Despite Technical Difficulties, Solar Impulse Completes Cross-America Flight in NYC

Despite Technical Difficulties, Solar Impulse Completes Cross-America Flight in NYC

Inhabitat has been eagerly following the Solar Impulse closely on its flight across the United States, and we were excited to learn that the solar-powered plane successfully landed in…

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Don't Miss the Empire State Building's Dazzling Fourth of July LED Light Show Set to

Don't Miss the Empire State Building's Dazzling Fourth of July LED Light Show Set to "Empire State of Mind"

New Yorkers who are used to seeing the Empire State Building illuminate nightly might wonder what will set the Fourth of July light show apart from any other day. The answer is that…

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Proposed Floating Power Plant on Hudson River Could Save Hospitals During Outages

Proposed Floating Power Plant on Hudson River Could Save Hospitals During Outages

A floating power plant that could provide vital backup energy in the event of a power outage or natural disaster may soon be coming to the Hudson River (if it can get funded that is).…

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Empire State Building Has Saved $4.7 Million So Far by Going Green

Empire State Building Has Saved $4.7 Million So Far by Going Green

The Empire State Building is celebrating a collective $4.7 million in energy savings over the past two years since it received a $500 million energy efficiency retrofit. Five years ago,…

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