On October 27, Urban Green hosted developers of two projects with one goal: inject New York City with an unprecedented amount of clean electricity. Thanks to NYSERDA’s Tier 4 program, Clean Path NY and Champlain Hudson Power Express have the chance to deliver 18 million MWh of renewable energy to the city. Developers of these transformational projects came together to discuss New York City’s role in meeting statewide climate goals and to share their plans to clean up the power grid.
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA’s) $40 million Buildings of Excellence competition is catalyzing the design and construction of high-performance buildings in New
How do we build a future that is sustainable, equitable and healthy? The solution lies in recognizing that these three characteristics are fully intertwined; we can’t achieve one without the other two. Urban Green Council’s 2021 conference, Climate, Equity and Health: No More False Choices, took a critical look at the status quo that has often pitted these outcomes against each other rather than embrace all three.
One year after the murder of George Floyd, we are reflecting on his legacy and the groundswell of action towards dismantling systemic racism and promoting social justice
The Empire Building Challenge has two chief economic benefits: New York could become a global leader in scalable low-carbon retrofits for big buildings, and generate thousands of green jobs in the process. Opportunities to get retrained and transition into green collar jobs are coming. But how many jobs could these retrofits create and what skills will new recruits need?