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Con Ed Cuts Off New Gas Hookups in New York Suburb

Debra West, The New York Times Summary Across the suburbs north of New York City, clusters of luxury towers are rising around commuter rail stations, designed to lure young workers seeking easy access to Manhattan. In all, 16,000 apartments and condominiums are in the works in more than a...

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New York celebrates as Hudson Yards officially opens

Linda O'Flanagan, PenNews Summary Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group gave their Hudson Yards a New York opening last week, with a celebrity showcase in The Shops Thursday night and a star-studded ceremony on Friday. $25 billion and five years after construction began on the largest...

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Climate Change: How Can Manhattan be Protected? Make it Bigger

William Neuman and Jeffery C. Mays, The New York Times Summary After Hurricane Sandy flooded Lower Manhattan and caused massive damage to the city’s financial center, climate scientists agreed it was only a matter of time before a new superstorm would bring the same kind of damage — or worse. ...

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Town Transfers Toilet Waste to Transformers

Nicole Zanchelli, The New Paltz Oracle Summary The Town of New Paltz is aiming to become a little greener through the use of brown. Since May of 2018, the Town of New Paltz board has been consulting with energy companies like General Electric, Fair Banks Morse, Caterpillar (CAT) and Carollo...

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Underground Chilled Water Project Approach at Syracuse University for Major Expansion

Summary Syracuse University is currently expanded portions of the underground chilled water distribution system to serve new loads being added to the central chilled water plant. The presentation will discuss aspects of the master planning effort which included long-range goals, load analysis,...


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HVAC Monitoring for Measurement & Verification and Ongoing Commissioning

Summary Central HVAC system upgrades at Hunter College (of The City University of New York) included new variable speed air handling units with digital controls. The AHUs are supplied central plant steam and chilled water. OBG analyzed interval data for energy savings verification and ongoing...


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NYSERDA Seeks Abstracts for On-Site Resilient Power Conference

NYSERDA is seeking abstracts from potential featured speakers at the On-Site Resilient Power Conference. Abstracts Due: March 15, 2019 Call for Abstracts: Candidates for featured speakers should be businesses that specialize in and preferably cover the full gamut (either by themselves or...

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Willdan Awarded $7.5 Million Project for Plant Upgrades at New York Multifamily Building Cooperative

Business Wire Summary ANAHEIM, Calif.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WLDN) announced today that the Amalgamated Housing Cooperative (Amalgamated) selected Willdan to implement a $7.5 million central plant upgrade project in New York. The project includes a new combined...

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ESF Power Plant Saves Money and Reduces Carbon Footprint

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Summary ESF is saving over half a million dollars a year on heat and electricity with a high-performance combined-heat-and-power system (CHP) fueled by natural gas and wood pellets, and designed to capture waste energy for heating buildings. ...

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Cogeneration Takes Flight at JFK Airport Hotel

Diana Mosher, Commercial Property Executive Summary When MCR Development announced in 2015 that it would be converting the TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport into a lobby and retail space for an adjacent six-story hotel, it was a happy day for architecture and aviation...