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  • The Sallan Foundation | Report | Decoding the Code
    Building Code for the first time in nearly four decades New York City not only achieved a major milestone in 2007 it created a sturdy platform and mechanism for future improvements Much rides on this As stated in its groundbreaking proposal PlaNYC 2030 the City aims to reduce total greenhouse gas emissions 30 from 2005 levels by the year 2030 Today everyone s talking about greening the code as a

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  • Future Present Drought | The New York Times Dot Earth Blog | Blog Comments | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    It Started In the Media Home Greener Greater Buildings Tally Blog Comments The New York Times Dot Earth Blog Future Present Drought Dog days of August posting A Closer Look At Extreme Drought in a Warming Climate by Andy Revkin pores over the historic record of drought patterns The conversation is heating up over at the NYT Readers Picks Sallan Found directs attention to other global climate change signals Home

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  • Five Points Of Friction | Consumer Energy Report | Blog Comments | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    Home Coping With Uncertainty Blog Comments Consumer Energy Report Five Points Of Friction Elias Hinckley Banking Energy Columnist over at the Consumer Energy Report posted a piece by Allison Asplin a fellow with Bloomberg New Energy Finance Why Energy Efficiency and Buildings Don t Mix sparked a lively discussion that spilled over to LinkedIn s Energy Efficiency Professionals Group Sallan jumped in early with a reply to Russ Finley s

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  • News & Views: 2012: One Of Ten Warmest On Record Archives
    Marine life reacts faster to a heating climate than land based plants and animals Posted by karen at 01 14 PM 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

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  • Lost in Translation | Nancy Anderson, Ph.D. | Torchlight Column | the Sallan Foundation
    building into the mainstream In 2005 the aspirations of the Green Tax Credit program combined with its real world success lead to its reauthorization This State action comes at a good time because New York City enacted its own Green Building Law in October 2005 This new local law is an addition to the City Charter giving the Mayor direct executive responsibility As an addition to the Charter the Mayor will get to decide which agencies will be tapped to carry out its purposes Local Law 86 is not as is more common case an amendment to the City s Administrative Code where the statutory language defines the responsible agency To implement Local Law 86 the Mayor s team will spend 2006 crafting regulations and setting up a program for municipal green building that will come into effect in January 2007 This means that during 2006 critical decisions will be made about which agencies will be responsible for drafting regulations who will bear the responsibility for carrying out the law how Local Law 86 will fit with the existing Building Code and which pots of money will be counted toward the capital dollar threshold for green design The Mayor also will get to determine whether to rely on LEED or seek out LEED equivalent standards for use as its architectural benchmark Local Law 86 will require any capital project with an estimated construction cost of 2 million or more involving new construction or substantial renovations to meet LEED Silver standards or their equivalent Capital projects with an estimated construction cost of 12 million or more will also be required to reduce energy costs by at least 20 Exempted from these requirements are residential projects since they are not included in the statute s requirements Public school construction will be designed to meet LEED Certification standards Local Law 86 will direct much of the City s 12 billion ten year capital construction plan into the design and development of a generation of green building At this scale Local Law 86 has the potential of transforming the practice of building and the industries that provide the design fabrication and installation of building components and building system materials New Yorkers who care about creating a sustainable City must become actively engaged over the next year as Local Law 86 takes shape and gets ready for launching The Sallan Foundation intends to follow these developments closely Already there are many New Yorkers who know something about high performance building Some are advocates others are watchfully waiting to see if it s right for them There is also good reason to believe that local government officials local economic decision makers and environmental and community advocates around the U S are the new epicenters of environmental innovation This is a natural phenomenon just this year although the federal government has maintained its intransigent opposition to acting on climate change the U S Conference of Mayors unanimously approved a Climate Protection Agreement and another group of American

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  • A Green Pulse Beats in NY | Nancy Anderson, Ph.D. | Torchlight Column | the Sallan Foundation
    a major factor in determining their votes in recent federal state or local elections Maybe Richard Nixon was right in thinking that there s no useful payback from expending political capital on environmental policies Perhaps today s voters and editorial writers don t think that there are pressing local environmental issues that call for government action The NYLCV web site headlined a New Poll Reveals Environmental Endorsement Carries Major Weight in Democratic Primary and the League hosted a public forum after the November 2005 general election for City Council members seeking the Speaker s office At that forum the panelists were asked about their plans to manage the City s pressing and costly solid waste magagement needs They all agreed that something must be done According to a Pace University poll taken in October schools education housing affordable housing and the economy were their biggest concerns Among voters priorities the environment did appear as 10 as fixing the City s garbage problems in an environmentally friendly way These poll results are cause for optimism because they suggest opportunities to strengthen New York s green pulse opportunities that flow directly from issues of perennial concern to many voters Take trash Trash costs money the City spends 1 billion a year to dispose of its waste and businesses spend an additional 60 million every year for waste disposal Meanwhile the cost of recycling is dropping A 2004 report by the City Comptroller found that recycling costs were falling below disposal costs Significant increases in the City s recycling rate would be an excellent part of fixing the City s garbage problem in an environmentally friendly way but increased recycling is not part of the Mayor s current waste plan This is a missed opportunity that urban environmental advocates and budget hawks should jointly seize to see that the City s Director of Recycling is given more clout to effectively expand the program Here are three more strategic recommendations that rely on building alliances of common interest First urban environmentalists supporters and allies need to credibly and energetically link the demand for affordable housing with the environmental call for high performance green building In April 2005 the New York Times published a letter to the editor which praised the paper s editorial call for more affordable housing in the rezoning of a Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood I wrote Rezoning Greenpoint and Williamsburg should also ensure that housing that is supposed to be affordable really is This means putting a high performance template in place for producing buildings that use less heat and power Reduced building demand means lower operating expenses which is a direct way to keep down owners and residents monthly bills year after year Second linking voters concerns with schools and education by way of building high performance school facilities with good indoor air quality and no toxic materials could be another winner Finally voters concern with the economy should be tied to stimulating market demand and good jobs growth that would

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  • The Color of Money | Jon Lukomnik | Snapshot Column | the Sallan Foundation
    Canada Batirente the US CalSTRS Germany MetallRente the UK BT the Netherlands ABP and PGGM and a Swedish foundation These are far from fringe players in the global economy Moreover the entire idea is that the research induced by EAI will be used by non EAI members as well thereby leveraging the entire project across the global financial marketplace Here is more about EAI CERES The fact that CERES can be considered a respected elder of the environmental investor collaborative action movement after only 17 years in existence shows just how quickly environmentalism has entered the mainstream of the global capital markets The Boston based coalition of 80 environmental investor and public interest organizations has continuously pioneered new engagement tactics from some of the first environmental resolutions on corporate proxies to the first standardized environmental reporting template for corporations to serving as mid wife for the Global Reporting Initiative which is now the global standard for companies reporting on their environmental social and governance activities to launching the Investor Network on Climate Risks It continues to innovate In February 2007 CERES coordinated concerned investors in their efforts to file resolutions at ten climate watch companies It identified those companies as lagging their industry peers in responding to climate change issues You can track the progress of those resolutions and 32 other climate related resolutions at CERES Why are these hybrid investor environmentalist groups gaining currency today After all neither EAI nor CDP even existed at the turn of the millennium One reason is the unprecedented change in the ownership of the world s largest companies In 1970 mutual funds pension funds and other commingled investment funds owned just 19 of America s largest companies By 2005 that number stood at nearly 70 As dramatic as that change is the cold numbers mask a key fact The Fidelities and Vanguards of the world are not the ultimate owners You and I are When I served as investment advisor to the New York City pension funds I was very aware that the beneficiaries of those funds were the teachers firefighters office workers and other City workers Multiply that dynamic across the thousands of commingled investment funds and you realize that the owners of most public companies are not some few rich industrialists and financiers but increasingly a wide swath of society That phenomenon has broad implications which my co authors and I explore in our book The New Capitalists One of the most basic implications is that the actions of a company inevitably now affect the owners of the company For example consider water or air pollution On purely economic grounds it may make sense for a company to act irresponsibly if it can make others pay for those actions If for example a company could pollute without affecting its owners those owners would have no economic incentive to stop polluting leaving aside morality societal responsibility etc Economists call this the ability to externalize costs However with an ownership base that resembles

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  • Is Sustainability Sustainable? | A Post-Bloomberg NYC Panel Discussion at The Earth Institute | Twitter Conversations | The Sallan Foundation in the Media
    Sallan Found October 22 2013 To address the decline in cleanenergy investment we have launched the Finance for Resilience FiRe initiative http t co gOVEv4nF5D BloombergNEF BloombergNEF October 22 2013 SL Multifamily has been a big focus HUGE chunk of the market difficult to access and cost barriers to EE action are relatively high Nick Lombardi EEfficionado October 22 2013 SL High Performance PNA developed with Fannie Mae for energy efficient sustainable MF in NYC sounds pretty robust Worth a deep dive Nick Lombardi EEfficionado October 22 2013 PlaNYC 1st motivated by Q of accommodating population Econ growth while making city more livable keeping infrastructure up to the task Sallan Foundation Sallan Found October 22 2013 PlaNYC sustainability deeply affected by Sandy the urgent need to grow resilience on every level Sallan Foundation Sallan Found October 22 2013 Will sustainability be sustained if it is not a top Mayoral priority Now sustainability is legitimated both in public AND private sectors Sallan Foundation Sallan Found October 22 2013 NYCs next City Council leader will also determine whether sustainability will be sustainable Sallan Foundation Sallan Found October 22 2013 Can NYC sustainability rely on buy in from private sector sustainability Not sure speakers can answer this one Sallan Foundation Sallan Found October 22 2013 When sustainability is experienced as quality of life benefits then support can be expected What if it is less visible or easy to grasp Sallan Foundation Sallan Found October 22 2013 Must keep sustainability program and drivers consolidated in one central place in government even as Sandy recovery amended the mission Sallan Foundation Sallan Found October 22 2013 Sandy got climate change activists talking with local utilities that will impact on capital budget plans This is a long term path not far Sallan Foundation Sallan Found October 22

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