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Caton Towers Co-op Moves to Cut Carbon Emissions

Sue Treiman, Habitat Summary Long after exploding toilets put Brooklyn’s Caton Towers in the news, the 283-unit cooperative is generating a new kind of excitement. Make that “cogenerating” it. The co-op, located in the Kensington neighborhood, is installing a combined heat and...


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Keep Hunts Point cool: Experts recommend using geothermal power

Will Bredderman, Crain's New York Business Summary Hunts Point could head in a new energy direction, should the city accept a leading think tank's recommendations. The Urban Land Institute debuted a report Monday that proposes the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center, which the New...


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Inside One Bryant Park's Co-Generation Power Plant

Michelle Young, Untapped Cities Summary One Bryant Park, the first high-rise building to reach LEED Platinum certification ever, is a tower of fun facts. The Durst Organization that built and runs One Bryant Park has not been shy with unique initiatives, like making honey from rooftop bee...


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Downtown Troy could get a geothermal system to cut energy costs

Michael DeMasi, Albany Business Review Summary The city of Troy will request a $5 million state grant to create a geothermal district downtown to provide heat and air conditioning to building owners near One Monument Square. A 25% match would be required if the New York State Energy and...


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New York Legislature Advances 'Climate Leadership' Act

Power Markets Today Summary New York's legislature is passing among the most aggressive climate goals in the country after Gov Andrew Cuomo, D, announced a deal to get a bill through both chambers Tuesday. The legislation, the Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act (CLCPA), calls...


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NYU to Advance Green Building Projects Throughout System

Aziza Jackson, School Construction News Summary ALBANY, N.Y. – New York University (NYU) is moving forward with plans to advance sustainable construction and renovation projects throughout its university system. Gerrard P. Bushell, Ph.D., president & CEO of the Dormitory Authority of the...

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Big Buildings Hurt the Climate. New York City Hopes to Change That.

William Neuman, The New York Times Summary To fight climate change, the city is forcing the buildings, like the Empire State Building and Trump Tower, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. New York City is about to embark on an ambitious plan to fight climate change that would force thousands...

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Con Edison pilots new approach to increasing battery storage on its grid

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary A new 1 MW / 1 MWh battery is expected to come online in Consolidated Edison's territory next month, the first of several the New York City utility will roll out as part of a demonstration project that challenges the definition of energy innovation:...


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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...