Tag Archives: New York University

How to avoid storm blackouts? Colleges go big with microgrids

Wendy Koch reports in National Geographic on how tech-savvy universities are leading the way with innovative ideas to make their campuses energy independent. In Cambridge, Mass., the odor of oil permeates part of a decades-old power plant, located a couple … Continue reading

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Microgrids become reality as Superstorm Sandy’s anniversary nears

Julia Pyper, reports on ClimateWire that microgrid projects are being built in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York, following the resilient operation of microgrids there during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, when the public grid went down. In the wake … Continue reading

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U.S. EPA recognizes medical centers and universities for emissions reductions and energy savings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized five facilities with the Energy Star® Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Award for their efforts to reduce emissions that threaten public health while increasing energy reliability and efficiency. “Our Energy Star CHP … Continue reading

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New York University meets GHG target years ahead of deadline

In 2007, New York University (NYU) in Manhattan committed to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% by 2017. NYU Local and The New York Times reported that remarkably, it achieved this goal in 2010—only 3 years later—when its new, state-of-the-art … Continue reading

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Proceedings available: NYSERDA Conference “CHP in New York State: The Next Generation” June 20-22, 2012

Proceedings are now available from the conference “CHP in New York State: The Next Generation,”  sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), June 20–22, 2012, at the New York University (NYU) Kimmel Center for University … Continue reading

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