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Brooklyn Apartment Complex Combines PV, Fuel Cells, and Storage for Microgrid

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Marcus Garvey Apartments in Brooklyn will soon be the site of a hybrid distributed energy system. The housing complex developed and owned by L+M Development Partners will receive a project loan from the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC) to add fuel cells and storage to the existing PV […]


Energy Investments Get Results

Clean Energy Investments Pay Off Big Time, New Study Shows NRDC, November 15, 2016 Some have contended that driving down climate-altering carbon pollution inevitably means hefty cost penalties for utility customers, as renewable energy and energy efficiency replace fossil-fueled power plants (many on the verge of extreme old age), but my former NRDC colleague Sierra […]

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Better Mortgage Rates for Green Homes

Could green mortgages help deliver the energy efficiency revolution Europe needs? Business Green, September 20, 2016 Backed by the World Green Building Council, the “groundbreaking” energy efficiency financing project could offer homebuyers across the EU better borrowing rates on mortgages in return for purchasing more energy efficient homes or committing to implementing energy saving work […]

JUMP Initiative

DOE’s JUMP Initiative Calls for Innovation in Energy Efficiency

Innovation challenge for crowdsourced ideas for energy-efficiency in residential buildings NREL, May 20, 2016. Image credit: geralt The Energy Department’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with industry partner CLEAResult, will launch a Call for Innovation as part of the DOE JUMP initiative during the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif., on May […]