Batteries Recharge Hopes of Energy Independence Amber Plante for Zondits, September 3, 2015 Batteries can run toys, appliances, and even small cars. So, then, is the next logical step buildings? The answer is yes, according to Demand Energy, a Washington State-based company that recently installed and monitors lead-acid batteries in the Paramount Building in downtown […]
Gita Subramony for Zondits, July 15, 2015. Image credit: Michael Tapp On August 14, 2003, a sagging power line in Ohio made contact with an overgrown tree limb. The resulting short circuit managed to take out the power grid for much of the Northeast corridor and caused 50 million people in the USA and Canada to […]
NY Buildings Reduce Energy Usage 5.7% Since Benchmarking Law Enacted Energy Manager Today, June 1, 2015. Image credit: melissamahon The Energy Department has released two resources to help stakeholders analyze the energy, non-energy, and market transformation impacts of building energy benchmarking policies and programs. The first is a handbook that provides methodologies for jurisdictions to […]
Remote control: City energy plan depends on Albany Capital New York, June 2, 2015. Image credit: tpsdave The OneNYC plan, the legally mandated, four-year update to PlaNYC, has seven energy-related initiatives as part of an overall goal to reduce city emissions. Of those, four are either state initiatives already underway or beyond the city’s purview. […]
The 2015 City Energy Efficiency Scorecard ACEEE, May 20, 2015. Image credit: tpsdave The second biennial ACEEE City Energy Efficiency Scorecard measures the progress of city policies and programs that save energy while benefiting the environment and promoting economic growth. We ranked 51 large US cities for their energy efficiency efforts across five policy areas: local […]
Gita Subramony for Zondits, May 7, 2015. Image credit: tpsdave Discovery News recently posted a news item on a recent study that examined energy use across the world’s largest megacities. The study defined megacities as those with populations of 10 million or more. Though the article did not comment on the details of the study’s […]
State to provide $3.5 million for building efficiency program Capital New York, January 12, 2015 New York State will provide a $3.5 million grant to New York City, much of which will go to the Building Energy Exchange, a newly formed, non-profit designed to educate building owners on creating greater energy efficiency. Some of the […]
In the past, the Fulton Street stop was notorious as an unnavigable maze of platforms and mezzanines. The new Fulton Street Transit Center hopes to spur economic development in lower Manhattan in the post-9/11 era, to provide an inspiring piece of public art, and to help riders transfer between lines more easily.