Posts tagged: New York City

New York Just Showed Every Other State How to Do Solar Right

By Tim McDonnell New York wants to get serious about solar power. The state has a goal to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, and it’s already among the nation’s solar leaders. New York ranks ninth overall for total installed solar, and in 2013 alone it added enough to […]

New Jersey Town to Test Solar-Powered Commuter Pods

By Jennifer Larino A New Jersey town will test solar-powered commuter pods it hopes will provide an alternative to inefficient mass transit systems and gridlocked roads, Fast Company reports. According to the report, the commuter pods, built by Minneapolis, Minn.-based JPods, look something like ski lifts that would run under existing elevated highways and above […]

NYC’s Largest Solar Power Plant Planned To Cover World’s Largest Landfill

NYC’s Largest Solar Power Plant Planned To Cover World’s Largest Landfill (via Clean Technica) Originally published on Climate Progress.By Kiley Kroh On Monday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that Freshkills Park on Staten Island, once the world’s largest landfill, will soon be converted into the city’s largest solar energy… Tweet

Texas city’s government uses 100% renewable energy

Earlier this month the city of Austin, Texas made a big green move. The municipal government transitioned all its buildings — from libraries to fire stations — to 100 percent renewable energy, making it the largest local government to be powered completely by renewables. The city will subscribe to about 400 million kilowatt-hours of renewable […]

The Path To A Net-Zero Water Building Using Reclamation Strategy Steps

Water harvesting is no different than renewable energy – opportunities abound in buildings to capture a free resource and turn it into an economical solution. The key is to have the right systems in place. But what if the only water you could use had to be collected solely from rainstorms and recycled from your […]