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  • The Sallan Foundation | Columbia University | June 2008 | A Carbon Footprint Event
    5 2007 This year s Climate Change Event co sponsored by Sallan the NYAS and the New York League of Conservation Voters was held at the Academy s LEED Gold headquarters at 7 WTC Event Photos AJC Symposium Pix Photos and Video Clips from an Energy Symposium organized by the American Jewish Committee Nancy Anderson James Woolsey former director of the CIA and Carol Murphy Director of the Alliance for Clean Energy New York were united in calling for an energy policy powerful enough to produce significant cuts in carbon emissions while reducing the vulnerability of the nation s electric power grid Event Pix and Video Clips Greening Our Environment 3 Approaches to Cutting New York City s Carbon Footprint This event was co sponsored by the Sallan Foundation and the New York League of Conservation Voters It was held at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs on June 9 2008 and hosted by the Center for Energy Marine Transportation and Public Policy Melissa Wright Policy Advisor from the Mayor s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainable Development explained how New York City government will lead by example to cut its carbon footprint by 30 Melissa

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  • The Sallan Foundation | AJC Event Participant | March 2008 | An Energy Symposium
    Nancy Anderson James Woolsey former director of the CIA and Carol Murphy Director of the Alliance for Clean Energy New York were united in calling for an energy policy powerful enough to produce significant cuts in carbon emissions while reducing the vulnerability of the nation s electric power grid Anderson highlighted the impacts of civc and individual engagement while the other speakers focused on strategic legislative and technology leadership Woolsey urged industry government and citizens alike to move away from a dependence on oil while Murphy pinpointed the value of attaining New York State s 25 renewable energy goal The AJC s goal of transforming its national headquarters in midtown Manhattan into an ultra energy efficient LEED EB building shows the power of civic vision Hats off Introduction Denise Schreiber Chair AJC Energy Task Force and Project Manager Goldman Sachs Moderators National Grid Executive Vice President of Business Development Steve Zelkowitz Majority Leader of the Westchester Board of Legislators Martin Rogowsky VP of Corporate Development for Seed Media Ari Wallach Nancy Anderson Clip James Woolsey Clip AJC Symposium Carol Murphy jpg 216Kb 03 21 08 AJC Symposium James Woolsey jpg 55Kb 03 23 08 AJC Symposium Nancy Anderson jpg 78Kb

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  • The Sallan Foundation | Event Sponsor | November 2007 | A Public Debate
    tackled the open question whether the most versatile legislative tool for slashing carbon emissions is a cap and trade system or a carbon tax Sponsors The Energy and Environmental Law Committees of the New York City Bar Association with the support of the Sallan Foundation Speakers Introduction and Purpose of the Debate Christine Fazio Chair Environmental Law Committee Moderator Edna Sussman Chair Energy Law Committee provided background on climate change legislation before Congress The Emissions Cap and Trade Side Jon A Anda President Environmental Markets Network of Environmental Defense Billy Pizer Senior Fellow Resources for the Future The Carbon Tax Side Daniel Rosenblum Co Founder Carbon Tax Center James P Barrett Executive Director Redefining Progress Conclusion Nancy Anderson Executive Director The Sallan Foundation Sallan NYCBA CarbonDebate 0 jpg 71Kb 11 27 07 Sallan NYCBA CarbonDebate 1 jpg 47Kb 11 27 07 Sallan NYCBA CarbonDebate 2 jpg 37Kb 11 27 07 Sallan NYCBA CarbonDebate 3 jpg 51Kb 11 27 07 Sallan NYCBA CarbonDebate 4 jpg 56Kb 11 27 07 Sallan NYCBA CarbonDebate 5 jpg 59Kb 11 27 07 Sallan NYCBA CarbonDebate 6 jpg 58Kb 11 27 07 Sallan NYCBA CarbonDebate 7 jpg 57Kb 11 27 07 Sallan NYCBA CarbonDebate 8 jpg

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  • The Sallan Foundation | Events | June 2005 Archives
    workable solutions that call for informed in depth information sharing among elected officials policy planners scientists and the public For those unable to attend this event a Sallan Foundation supported eBriefing will be posted on the Academy s web site early in 2008 Sponsors The Sallan Foundation New York Academy of Sciences Environmental Sciences Section Green Sciences Working Group New York League of Conservation Voters Sallan NYAS teamSpitzer Event 1

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  • The Sallan Foundation | Events | Cooper Union Sustainable Design Symposium
    and how they effect us Sallan s Nancy Anderson spoke about the legal design for green building Panelists explored how environmentally sensitive buildings affect our life quality personal health and our global financial position The long term benefits of the latest sustainable design strategies as well as the statutory and financial context were discussed at greater length during a question and answer session after presentations by each of the panelists This symposium was hosted by The Sustainability Practice Network and Lena Imamura General Electric Water and Process Technologies commissioned Lena Imamura a Cooper Union art student to create a sculpture that reflects the global water scarcity crisis Ms Imamura s water sustainability sculpture was on view just outside the Great Hall Panelists Dinah A Koehler Sci D Social Scientist Office of Research and Development US EPA Nancy E Anderson Ph D Executive Director The Sallan Foundation Catherine Nueva Espana and Emilie Hagen Consulting Environmental Designers Atelier Ten Moderators Bruce Kahn and Jennie Nevin Smith Barney Financial Advisors and members of Sustainability Practice Network Sallan CooperUnion Event 01 jpg 36Kb 05 11 07 Sallan CooperUnion Event 02 jpg 49Kb 05 11 07 Sallan CooperUnion Event 03 jpg 63Kb 05 11 07

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  • NYC High Performance Buildings (Panel 4 of 4) | From the Perspective of the Policy Maker
    movement was fractured between the clean air and energy efficiency camps Said Croxton It was these two projects that broke this trend and brought the two components together Once these buildings defined the sustainability movement by demonstrating an integrated approach high performance buildings became quantifiable This integration was solidified with the formation and subsequent popularization of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LEED program However Croxton asserted We must back off the nuts and bolts of high performance buildings and take hold of the true intentions of sustainability Croxton acknowledged that the very power and success of the LEED program is its ability to be highly focused on third party quantifiable measurements When questioned about LEED he explained The outcome of a building should not be an X but the maximum effect you can achieve within the restrictions of your site budget and time Quality architecture is high performance building No matter what you score on LEED Croxton insisted that no one can claim to be designing green buildings until there is an international consensus on carrying capacity and the goals of sustainability Said Croxton Sustainability can not be done one building at a time New buildings are only a fraction of the built environment and more attention is needed on the renovation of existing structures as well as the ecological context and the human condition For Hillary Brown principal of New Civic Works the purpose of her presentation was to explore the fit between governance and building green For her both must place a premium on effectiveness over mere efficiency Both should be outcome focused emphasize transparency and stress accountability for performance Creating local dynamic and collaborative tools to promote civic environmentalism is imperative to her work Brown explained that her focus Is not a top down approach but the idea of going from a pyramid to a circle structure of organization She pointed to mechanisms and opportunities for government to facilitate a transition to sustainability public education funding more demonstration projects and collaboration with other organizations Brown concurred with Randy Croxton s analysis in her belief that sustainability needs to be addressed in a holistic manner In order to address city government s sustainability concerns Brown advocated for improved cross agency communication and coordination This means looking at a city s services and infrastructure We need to fundamentally change the entire process from procurement to construction She recommended a mission driven democratic and collaborative process that recognizes the organizing principals of urban ecology We also must recognize that the urban environment is a product of complex interaction between constructed and natural systems When asked who will lead a regional effort in New York City Brown explained that the level of involvement and leadership is determined by the problem being addressed For example while water quality is a regional issue building codes are a local matter We just need to set the wheels in motion we need leadership and we need to coordinate across all of our various

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  • NYC High Performance Buildings (Panel 3 of 4) | Architects and Developers speak out about what green is and what it should become.
    and transparency one of the greatest innovations in this design is the under floor air conditioning Although some traditional developers dispute the flexibility of raised flooring for smaller tenants FXFOWLE has employed this technique in its designs because of the environmental benefits and the positive effects the system has in mitigating the workplace churn for corporate tenants At the firm s Helena apartment tower the first non mandated green residential high rise in the city the black water system filters and reuses water which is then used to irrigate the green roofs and fill the cooling towers Fowle admits this is a space consuming and expensive gesture but the building is intended to be a demonstration project and as systems like this are used more the costs will come down When asked by an audience member about working with developers in the design of green architecture Fowle explained Having a grip on the costs associated with innovative green architecture is key You must have the right answers to why they should build green He explained that for residential developments his firm stresses the health of residents whereas for commercial developments it is important to discuss increased productivity with clients Brown added to the discussion that to increase the market value of his developments the more apparent green building techniques like solar panels are used and marketed Fowle sees signs of a green building groundswell and added that the more green buildings are built the more people will have to decide whether to live green He contended that the more people understand the benefits of green architecture the more the market will begin to shift However Carlton Brown noted that most developers are cautious with green architecture because the new technology involved inherently increases the risk of a project While Fowle plans to continue working with LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design he opined about its inherent danger It has become a numbers game where innovation is stymied You can get around some of the most primary goals like energy generation and still attain a LEED rating The second panelist Lydia Tom identified the interest of the Enterprise Foundation a non profit affordable housing developer in bridging the gap between the world of green buildings and affordable housing As part of the Foundation s goal of providing all low income people in the United States with fit and affordable housing the Green Communities Initiative a 5 year 555 million national effort is working to address the challenges posed by potential up front costs and difficulties with information dissemination in order to construct 8 500 green and affordable homes Finding the balance between installing costly green features in their buildings and maintaining the affordability of housing the Foundation focuses primarily on energy conservation and indoor air quality We want to affect the most immediate conditions for homeowners and we believe this is a practical solution said Tom While these initiatives do not necessarily create LEED rated buildings Tom explained that a

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  • NYC High Performance Buildings (Panel 2 of 4) | Panel of high performance building clients discuss what has worked, what hasn't worked, and what has been learned
    Strum of the Neighborhood Energy Network The concept of this program is to take an entire city block and make most if not all of the buildings and units more energy efficient The buildings undergo an energy audit as a first step in designing and executing an energy savings plan that will benefit both tenants and landlords To reach its goal of 30 energy savings per building the program will focus primarily on tuning boilers and heating systems better insulating buildings retrofitting lighting fixtures and updating appliances to achieve quantifiable gains in air quality jobs and energy conservation Said Perlman Before worrying about the sexy and costly things like solar panels we are looking at the real meat and potatoes stuff There are a lot of little things overlooked that deliver big savings Perlman continued that his program will eventually look into renewable energy systems but that is not the initial focus Developing the neighborhood scale for the program delivers several intended benefits There has never been a real community spirit in New York City around conserving energy and a neighborhood wide energy conservation effort spurred by rising energy costs has the potential to create an air of cooperative competition among residents and property owners to save energy This friendly competition will enhance the dialogue among residents about their particular cost savings and will stimulate contact with government institutions like the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority NYSERDA which can further assist the neighborhood with direct funding or indirectly encouraging residents to apply policy pressure on lawmakers The program also offers an economy of scale that will enable faster and less expensive implementation of the plan by buying in bulk consolidating work and saving time Greening a Block is currently completing a feasibility study for Manhattan Community Board 3 which has the means to fund this project through a legal settlement with the nearby 14th Street Con Edison power plant Perlman estimates that the energy savings for one block will be 180 000 gallons of fuel per year which is equivalent to 360 000 or 300 cars off the road Q How did Greening a Block hit the ground running so to speak A Well it was the settlement case with the Con Edison power plant on 14th Street in Manhattan that allowed us to dream big This money has the potential to provide much of the necessary funds for our first block In any other instance we would contact a block association or community group We could also work with a co op building but no matter what we need a quorum from the community to start our program We began our meeting with Community Board 3 relevant subcommittees local elected officials and both tenants and landlords in the area This started to spread the word about the opportunities of the program especially the cost savings Q Is there a timeline set for your efforts with Community Board 3 A We are in the process of finishing

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