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  • New York City High Performance Buildings | Opening Panel | More Than Green: Forum Seeks to Decipher Policy Implications of the Mayor's 2004 Energy Report
    within municipal government However the practices of the government will diffuse to the entire city We want to eventually broaden our scope to the entire city but right now we are just concentrating on what we can most effectively impact and that is the many governmental agencies In contrast the Energy Policy Task Force is a public private initiative with representatives from the business and real estate sectors city and state agencies utilities and environmental and community groups Q Energy pricing in this city does not reflect the actual costs of its production especially during peak load periods Does the Task Force recommend any real time pricing mechanism so that customers know when they are placing excessive stress on the power supply A Big customers are on a block pricing system We do recognize the need to use real time and we are currently piloting a few projects in high density residential buildings However it would be difficult to have a blanket approach to real time pricing because most buildings do not have the infrastructure the technology and or the money to implement this type of strategy The Task Force is in implementation mode and this means we are conducting a lot of planning around this issue Q Many coastal cities are using wind turbines off the coast for generation Although there are some transmission difficulties with this approach is New York City considering such a strategy A The City supports the use of green power The use of green power helps to protect the environment since it produces none of the emissions associated with global warming acid rain and particulate matter Purchasing green power also supports energy diversity and independence from fossil fuels That kind of independence diversifies risk of various kinds including financial and fuel risks Finally purchasing green power may help develop new energy capacity New York City plans to purchase 20 MW of wind power from upstate New York beginning 2008 It already purchases over three percent of its electricity demand from small hydro plants It also has 2 2 MW of fuel cells and over 300 kilowatts KW of photovoltaic In addition the City has been exploring other potential renewable energy investments within New York City s borders including a trial wind turbine near the East River The City plans to continue to purchase green power and increase its renewable energy portfolio Q How are we to encourage energy efficiency education A EDC has facilitated the inclusion of over 200 NYC teachers into training for the Energy Smart Student Program a statewide energy efficiency education program for K 12 classroom teachers sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority NYSERDA and the New York Energy Smart Program This program specializes in training teachers to teach school children energy science and energy conservation lessons including exciting hands on activities Q Many dry cleaners are effectively utilizing their excess heat to produce power How will co generation play into the Task Force s recommendations

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  • FormMail v1.93
    FormMail Copyright 1995 2009 Matt Wright Version 1 93 Released June 25 2009 A Free Product of Matt s Script Archive Inc

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  • Ski 3 Solar Powered Slopes | Rev4NY | A Few Of Our Favorite Things | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    state and ORDA have undertaken to run its business units with increased sustainability and efficiency It is also in keeping with Governor Cuomo s Reforming the Energy Vision s NY Sun initiative a 1 billion initiative to advance the scale up of solar moving the state closer to having a sustainable self sufficient solar industry Gore Mountain is home to the most skiable terrain and largest lift infrastructure in New York State and its massive snowmaking system lift operations and other electrical equipment use about 13 million kilowatt hours of power and cost approximately 1 million in utility costs each year The solar energy for Gore produced at a location in Washington County is expected to reduce Gore s energy bill by over 213 000 during the first year Borrego s projections indicate that the three ski resorts could save as much 14 million over the 25 year period utilizing more than 10 megawatts of solar power The solar projects received support from NY Sun through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority NYSERDA which administers the initiative With this initiative ORDA will substantially reduce its carbon footprint essentially akin to removing over 46 000 cars from the road over the life of the agreement said ORDA chairman Pat Barrett We want to make sure that this wonderful recreational sport stays around for generations to come The solar power project is the latest sustainable endeavor for all three resorts Over the past two years Gore Mountain has added 260 low energy high efficiency guns to its snowmaking fleet along with a several powerful fan guns while Whiteface has added 100 guns to its fleet Meanwhile Belleayre began transitioning away from diesel air compressors to electric as well as adding energy efficient guns to its fleet of 600 guns

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  • Up On The Roofs | The New Yorker | A Few Of Our Favorite Things | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    Of Our Favorite Things The New Yorker Up On The Roofs I painted a future that s completely achievable Eric Drooker says of this week s cover A Bright Future All the technology for it already exists he adds What s lacking is the political power to make it happen Right smack dab in the middle of town I ve found a paradise that s trouble proof song written by

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  • HuffPo Features Commentary | The Huffington Post | Featured | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    and at work It certainly is the view of many at the leading edge of the power supply industry academia real estate and energy policy The Sallan Foundation and NYIT sponsored the recent conference Not Your Grandma s Infrastructure The Urban Energy Revolution to bring together energy system experts the advocates and the experienced Here is what we learned The old system is frailer than we thought It is changing before our eyes while at the same time it faces significant limits on expanding in its current form Consider these new normals Coal until recently the dominant power source in the U S has lost its dominance Nuclear power is staggeringly expensive to build and takes decades if ever to permit and complete New York City has banned dirty but ubiquitous 6 heating oil And now warnings are appearing about the vulnerability of the nation s power grid to malicious hacking and disruption Remote messing with the grid has nothing to do with whether transmission wires run above ground or underground While underground wires may be safe from high winds and the wrath of NIMBY that won t keep them safe from hostile hackers bent on attacking our country To top it all super storm Sandy taught us that we have to act now as climate change is happening whether or not Sandy was caused by it in part or in whole and that the old engineering and policy ways protect us neither from Mother Nature nor hacking attacks Con Edison expects on site generation technologies to improve and their costs to decline meaning the PlaNYC 2030 goal of producing 800 megawatts of distributed energy by 2030 may be attainable Scaling up the adoption of distributed energy will entail legal issues of land ownership access across public right of ways

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  • Greener, Greater Buildings Tally | The New York World | Featured | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    such as replacing boilers All buildings in the city 50 000 square feet and larger must conduct the annual surveys and submit the results to the city And once every ten years they will have to undergo an energy audit that identifies specific actions they can take to save energy It has the potential to be a tremendous step forward and a model for cities everywhere said Nancy Anderson executive director of the Sallan Foundation an advocacy group for sustainable cities This week Sallan and the Steven L Newman Real Estate Institute of CUNY s Baruch College released its own report on the city s effort which called the level of participation in the inaugural survey a rousing success that makes New York City a national and international leader and a model for others seeking to measure and reduce energy use The Mayor s Office did not respond to repeated requests for comment for this story Manhattan s property owners were the most compliant with 85 percent of all buildings reporting their energy use In Staten Island a borough with relatively few large buildings just 39 percent did Starting next year the city will post the annual results of a building s energy scores on a public website The annual deadline for submitting the information is May 1 Last year though the city pushed the deadline back to August 1 and decided not to fine properties if they submitted their data by the end of the year By August 65 percent of the properties had complied and by the end December that had jumped to 75 percent Only the data collected through August was used for the city s analysis This year roughly 70 percent of buildings filed by the May 1 deadline Owners enter their data including monthly energy and water consumption along with information like square footage the building s uses and hours of operation into a national online system run by the Environmental Protection Agency The system then ranks the building based on how it compares to other properties of its kind But measuring buildings energy use accurately turns out to be easier said than done For starters many building owners don t actually know the total square footage of their property a crucial piece of information in determining how much energy it consumes relative to other buildings Department of Finance records used to determine which properties must participate in Greener Greater do not include the square footage of basements Owners of older structures are sometimes left to pull out a measuring tape and make their best guess Owners are also supposed to provide the city with information about tenants electricity use data they need to get from Con Edison Initially the utility company was not able to provide the aggregated total for entire buildings and it would simply drop information from accounts that had been closed once a tenant moved out of a unit That problem has since been resolved And if a building owner chooses

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  • News & Views: Sustainability In Commercial Buildings–Bridging The Gap From Design To Operations Archives
    Permalink Palo Alto All Renewable Palo Alto California now requires 100 of its energy to come from renewable sources Posted by karen at 12 54 PM Permalink Subway Riders Save Money Reuse of NYC Metrocards soars with 1 fee for buying new ones Posted by karen at 12 49 PM Permalink China Better Air For People And Planet Making China s air safe to breathe goes in hand in hand with cutting GHGs Posted by karen at 12 43 PM Permalink Teamsters Hall Built By PACE The energy efficient Teamsters Union Hall is the first PACE financed project in Los Angeles county Posted by karen at 12 34 PM Permalink Reinvent Or Go Extinct Europe s electric utility industry confronts the need to fundamentally change or else Posted by karen at 12 27 PM Permalink Eco Consumer Surveys 2 0 What can be done to upgrade consumer surveys on energy efficiency and renewable power Posted by karen at 12 02 PM Permalink For Your Consideration Five ideas for a more sustainable in every sense NYC Posted by karen at 09 09 AM Permalink August 02 2013 London Stocking Up On Renewables Stock market IPO s for renewable energy firms are on the upswing in London Posted by karen at 12 25 PM Permalink Former EPA Chiefs Cheer Carbon Tax Four previous EPA leaders confirm that climate change is real and needs to be tackled head on with a carbon tax Posted by karen at 12 17 PM Permalink Global Climate Report Coming Soon Meet climate scientists engaged in the latest report of the International Panel on Climate Change due out this fall Posted by karen at 11 17 AM Permalink German Green Glow Dims Great hopes for German leadership on how to end our fossil fuel addiction are fading Posted by karen at 11 06 AM Permalink Killer Ladybugs 140 000 ladybugs turned loose in Central Park to combat pests without using toxic chemical Posted by karen at 10 48 AM Permalink Just The Facts Ma am Washington DC gets its first real time energy use monitoring system for public buildings Posted by karen at 06 34 AM Permalink Hot Rocks Could fracking create enhanced geothermal systems to amp up the world s zero carbon energy supply Posted by karen at 06 25 AM Permalink August 01 2013 Words Fail Me Scientists picture of Earth temperatures today and the blistering speed of change by 2100 Posted by karen at 02 21 PM Permalink Helsinki Density Does It Residents in a new densely developed Helsinki neighborhood choose to to trade more space for urban amenities Posted by karen at 02 00 PM Permalink New Zealand Adapt We Must New Zealand must take steps to adapt to climate change but critics note the nation has yet to put a price on carbon Posted by karen at 01 49 PM Permalink Blackouts Installing and linking 1 000 high tech monitors on the US electric power grid could eliminate future blackouts Posted by karen

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  • "Que Sera" is Not the Answer | Nancy Anderson, Ph.D. | Torchlight Column | the Sallan Foundation
    called for an RPS in 2003 By 2013 25 of electricity retailed in New York State is to come from renewable sources and offsets The Renewable Portfolio Standard both aims to reduce carbon emissions and as a corollary seeks to diversify New York s energy economy insulate consumers against price shocks and stimulate new economic development associated with new power technologies and markets New York is not alone in setting benchmarks for renewable energy 21 other states around the US have already adopted RPS iv As with RGGI let s keep track of the resources and tools available for RPS development For RPS the New York State Energy Research Development Authority is the public agenacy responsbile for translating these ambitious aspirations into effective realities although success will also be the result of private investors as well as consumer and environmental advocates For some the direct cost of creating a robust RPS and the cost of electric power from renewable sources remain a concern but the hope is that with free renewable power sources its operating costs will be competitive with carbon based power Although 19 of the State s electricity now comes from renewable sources almost all hydro the 6 increase to meet the 25 goal could be a real stretch Wind power is the current favorite for the RPS but skeptics point to its intermittent availability Another program challenge will be whether communities will prove amenable to host wind farms and other RPS technologies On a more optimistic note a recent announcement from the global financial services giant Goldman Sachs spotlighting its plan to invest 1 billion in projects that develop alternative energy sources and its role as a wind energy developer and generator might be taken as indicators of maturing markets for renewable power both in the US and abroad Turning to NYC the first thing to say is that the City does not have an energy policy Nevertheless the Mayor s Energy Report of 2004 projected a rising electric power demand scenario and called for the creation of 2 600 MW of new power while acknowledging that demand reduction and renewable energy must be part of any credible future Passage of Local Law 86 the NYC Green Building Law which places special emphasis on enhanced energy efficiency could prove to be a big step in the right direction With this new law on the books the City has a mandate to make high perfomrance building the new normal Early in 2006 the City s Office of Environmental Coordination and the Design Trust for Public Space issued a Sustainable New York City report v It highlights the salience of high performance buildings for meeting new energy and clean air goals and rightly pointed to the City s learning curve about high performance building that grew out of the work done by the Department of Design and Construction These developments must be applauded but the City can t stop there Sustainable New York City for example has little to

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