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  • JamilKhan09 February 10 2016 Oakland Churches Divided Over Coal A plan to ship coal by rail through Oakland to a new marine terminal is welcome by some local churches but opposed by others Supreme Court Sides With Fossils The text of the Supreme Court ruling freezing the EPA Clean Power Plan to cut power plant carbon emission Worldwide Up In The Air Longer Climate change impacts on air currents over the Atlantic are predicted to lengthen flight from Europe to North America burn more aviation fuel Cities To Measure Cause It Matters An international alliance of cities committed to climate action C40 kicks off a climate data reporting project with the CDP UK Ikea to PV Ta Ta A 65 cut in government solar subsidies is blamed for Ikea ending the sale of rooftop solar panels in the UK In The Carbon Age The Myth Of Corporate Climate Leadership Why old school US corporate giants won t innovate to advance a low carbon economy Obama Proposes Big Clean Energy Budget A doubling of federal funds for clean energy research development over the next 5 fives is proposed by the White House Irrelplaceable True Or False Despite crashing prices is the fossil fuel industry irreplaceable Trending Green Our Twitter Scanner Tweets from https twitter com Sallan Found lists trending green Get a green view Join our list February 2016 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Upcoming Events Around Town Data Driven Decision Analysis For The Urban Environment 11 Feb Data analytics and data driven decision making can revolutionize the provision of city services and the design and evaluation of urban policy

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  • The Sallan Foundation | About Sallan | Mission
    Sallan sponsored events GOAL Foster an informed public that gives priority to high performance urban agendas OBJECTIVE Refine and disseminate useful knowledge for developing greener cities STRATEGIES Host forums with experts and advocates to identify and develop core green urban issues Convene high performance scholars and practitioners to refine useful knowledge Undertake speaking engagements GOAL Cultivate effective advocacy for greener cities OBJECTIVE Fuse useful knowledge support and collaboration to advance

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  • The Sallan Foundation | About Sallan | Who We Are
    Recycling Law She taught Sociology and Political Science at the university level before entering City government She holds a Ph D in Sociology and a B A in English Literature from New York University SALLAN FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Marc Brammer Vice President MSCI ESG Research Marc has over 16 years of experience in the sustainable finance field He is currently leading the client outreach and sales effort with European asset owners with a focus on the UK market Previously he was the Head of UK and European Business Development at RiskMetrics and prior to that he served as the Director of Product Development and Carbon Finance at Innovest Strategic Value Advisors He also held various senior positions including Director of Research for the European and New York research teams at Innovest and prior to that was a Senior Analyst at the firm covering industrials Marc Brammer holds a Masters of Arts in Political Science 2002 from the Graduate Faculty at the New School for Social Research in New York Steven Newman Vice President for Finance Chief Operating Officer of the Medical Health and Research Association Previously he served as the First Deputy Comptroller of New York City where he oversaw audits pension fund investments and policy analysis Steve has both an M B A and a Masters of Engineering from New York University Elizabeth Brooke Stein Attorney for Smart Power initiatives at the Environmental Defense Fund Elizabeth serves as the Environmental Defense Fund lead attorney in the Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding at the NYS Public Service Commission Previously she was an Associate for Real Estate Development at Skadden Arps She was awarded a B A Magna cum laude from Harvard University and her J D from New York University Magna cum laude Simon Wynn Esq Simon is the

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  • The Sallan Foundation | About Sallan | Annual Reports
    facilitates identification of relevant sites for posting such comments and elevating the Foundation s media profile In addition Twitter has been a useful social media channel for disseminating original Sallan content like its special reports and columns and for finding breaking stories from major media and research sources for posting on its own website Our mass mailing platform added the capacity to share Foundation materials with Twitter and other social media like LinkedIn Facebook and Google Participation in social media like Twitter and LinkedIn also have the great advantage of being zero cost In April Nancy was the only reader to post a comment on a WNYC FM story about the Mayor s Affordable Housing Plan Your report on what to expect in Mayor de Blasio s affordable housing plan omitted any mention of whether it will bake in energy efficiency and storm flood resilience as must haves Here s why this omission is troubling Energy efficient building is by definition more affordable because it saves on monthly energy bills Resilience will be important as new or rehabbed housing will push out to NYC s waterfront edges and must be built to cope with future storm surges and floods These must haves must be part of what every New Yorker expects and deserves Fostering An Informed Public The Urban Energy Revolution The year began with The Urban Energy Revolution How Knowledge Can Save Power a panel based on Sallan s Friends of Benchmarking FOB Report 2 Four years after passage of the NYC Building Energy Benchmarking Law Sallan convened an expert panel to sift and sort the successes the challenges and the future of the law The panel s keynote speaker co authored the FOB report other speakers came from the CUNY Building Performance Lab investment banking and real estate management There ll Be Some Changes Made Conference Multi Media Wrap Up Following up on our September conference There ll Be Some Changes Made Power System Realignment or Death Spiral the third in a series of bi annual conferences focused on leading edge energy and utility developments an on line Wrap Up was posted in October The conference the first event of NYC Climate Week 2014 was hosted by the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering Urban Future Lab and co sponsored by the Columbia University Law School Center for Climate Change Law the Environmental Defense Fund the New York League of Conservation Voters and the NYU Wagner School NY Passive House For a third year the Foundation co sponsored the NY Passive House annual conference in June Booming interest required a larger conference space this year In October Nancy went to on site visits at two new Passive House multi family buildings in Brooklyn A tweet about her site visits was retweeted numerous times showing that her social media following is paying attention Village Independent Democrats In April Nancy gave a talk at the VID on leading environmental issues facing the new de Blasio administration She highlighted climate change energy

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  • News and Views | Useful Knowledge for Greener Cities | The Sallan Foundation
    hiatus in global warming over the last 15 years mean that deep damage to the Earth s climate is happening now And that s not all for city dwellers The urban heat island effect UHIE at the city scale is something we are already all too familiar with With temperatures rising 4 8 degrees Fahrenheit above surrounding areas and staying hotter at night time UHIE makes us more than sweaty and sticky it makes us sick and heat stroke poses increased risk of dying especially for the elderly and the frail Read More Actively Passive January 13 2016 By Richard C Yancey Passive House startled me Despite working for the nonprofit Building Energy Exchange preaching the virtues of energy efficiency to New York City s real estate community my first experience of a Passive House was indelible Heading home from a walk in Prospect Park on an August evening tired and hot I somewhat begrudgingly agreed to stop by my wife s recently completed green roof project It was a new installation and the young plants needed water to take hold and thrive Leaving behind the leafy green of the park we made our way through the steaming streets of

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  • Torchlight Columns | Written by the Executive Director of the Sallan Foundation, Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.
    something we are already all too familiar with With temperatures rising 4 8 degrees Fahrenheit above surrounding areas and staying hotter at night time UHIE makes us more than sweaty and sticky it makes us sick and heat stroke poses increased risk of dying especially for the elderly and the frail Read More Building Energy Performance What s Evidence Got To Do With It October 05 2015 By Nancy Anderson Ph D Stuart Brodsky New York City s landmark Building Energy Benchmarking statute Local Law 84 is one of the singular achievements of Mike Bloomberg s PlaNYC 2030 and has the potential to serve as a power tool for helping to realize Mayor de Blasio s goal of cutting the city s carbon footprint 80 by 2050 By potential we mean the extent to which LL84 findings are presently underutilized By potential we also mean given the information about building energy use now on hand and the knowledge gleaned about how this data can be applied to building features and operations there are significant benefits still to be gained Read More Getting Active On Passive House June 18 2015 By Nancy Anderson Ph D I m a fan of Passive House Ever since visiting the top to bottom renovation job for an elegant 19th century home in Brooklyn Heights undertaken by architect Ken Levenson back in 2011 the potential for constructing or in this case reconstructing urban buildings to keep occupants really comfortable year round without boiler heating or air conditioning in every room has been my yard stick to measure all other climate friendly buildings Levenson s Snapshot column was the first introduction Sallan readers had to Passive House and since then Ken s been one very busy Passive House advocate Read More The Spanish Requirement March 17 2015 By Nancy Anderson Ph D Omri Ben Shahar concludes a scathing attack on contemporary disclosure laws with a barbed reference to a 400 word pronouncement called the Spanish Requirement It was a prepared statement read in Spanish by 16th Century conquistadors to New World inhabitants which warned them having been put on notice to acknowledge the Church as the rule and superior of the whole world or else Image Book Jacket While Professor Ben Shahar concedes Happily disclosures no longer excuse slaughter and slavery he and his co author Carl E Schneider in More Than You Wanted to Know The Failure of Mandated Disclosures set out to make the case that today s disclosure laws often called sunshine laws are at best a waste of time because they fail to inform warn or change anyone s behavior At worst disclosure laws shield bad actors from legal liability and let timid politicians hide behind the supposed virtues of enacting sunshine laws rather than passing bills to outlaw the behaviors that disclosure laws are supposed to help us see and thus avoid or amend These are serious indictments and as a long standing supporter of New York City s very own sunshine

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  • Snapshot Columns | Guest Authors Address Issues Related to A Greener Built Environment | The Sallan Foundation
    summer in the city hot gritty sweaty noisy smelly We passed the ripe pungent garbage at the curb the roar of the garbage truck and the hot loud blasts from window air conditioners like small jet engines A muggy afternoon the car horns and exhaust hung in the air malevolently Read More Snapshot NYC 2030 District A Living Lab Of Sustainability Efforts And Innovation November 11 2015 By Shravya Jain The verdict is in 2015 is on track to be the warmest year on record Fortunately 2015 also promises to be the year when nations sign a climate agreement that will alter the course of history Understanding that national ambitions to combat climate change need bottom up support the United Nations sponsored the Compact of Mayors a global coalition of city leaders pledging to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and head towards sustainability and New York City is one of those leaders Consecutive mayors have made greenhouse gas emissions reduction as well as enhancing the resiliency of our built environment a priority At present the cities spew more than 51 million tons of greenhouse gases per year a majority of which is building related so there is much to be done to meet Mayor de Blasio s goal of cutting our carbon emissions 80 by 2050 Read More Snapshot Climate Scientists in the Crosshairs September 01 2015 By Lauren Kurtz The scientific method is based on the belief that research results should be subjected to the utmost scrutiny But this principle can be turned on its head and scientists operating in politically controversial areas particularly climate science have been attacked by ideologically motivated groups trying any means possible to discredit distract and intimidate Such tactics have included hate mail death threats and even an anthrax scare Less violently but no less noxiously attacks via the legal system are an increasingly common way for self styled skeptics to go after climate scientists with whom they disagree Read More Snapshot Do Tourists Care August 04 2015 By Victoria Anstead This question provoked passionate and divided responses from participants at a recent Innovators Think Tank on the effects of climate change on travel in the Caribbean and other coastal areas Held in Punta Cana Dominican Republic it was sponsored by the Washington DC based Center for Responsible Travel CREST I was there with the aim of expanding the dialogue associated with climate change from one of dueling dire predictions and dramatic uncertainty to one that factored in the intellectual and emotional effects of the unprecedented situation we find ourselves in individually and collectively Read More Snapshot Data and the City The Promise and Perils of Urban Informatics July 07 2015 By Constantine E Kontokosta Ph D PE While the marketing rhetoric around Smart Cities is replete with unfulfilled promises and the persistent use and mis use of the term big data has generated confusion and distrust around potential applications the reality remains that disruptive shifts in ubiquitous data collection including mobile devices GPS

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  • The Sallan Foundation | Useful Knowledge for Greener Cities | Sallan Reports
    Urban centers are able to control their building codes land use rules through organized highly focused and well targeted smart city initiatives New York City has been a stand out in this arena The Sallan Foundation commissions and broadcasts white papers and reports from leading practitioners and universities on matters for advancing useful knowledge for greener cities Friends of Benchmarking Second Year White Paper The Second Year White Paper prepared by Adam Hinge Managing Director Sustainable Energy Partnerships and Michael Bobker Director of the Building Performance Lab at CUNY is an independent non partisan assessment of data gathering software and benchmarking data quality Friends of Benchmarking First Year White Paper The First Year White Paper prepared by Michael Bobker Director of the Building Performance Lab at CUNY provides insight into issues key to public awareness private decision making and sustained public private effort to understand and improve energy use in New York City s large buildings Over 1 400 Downloads Decoding the Code How Can NYC s 2007 Building Code Help Meet PlaNYC 2030 Energy Carbon Reduction Goals Greening the code as a critical path to 30x30 Sallan commissioned the CUNY Building Performance Lab to assess the green potential of

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