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Navigating Local Law 97 of New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act

A major challenge for building managers in New York City is on the horizon: hard limits on their facilities’ greenhouse gas (GHG) output. New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act (CMA), specifically Local Law 97 (LL97), requires that thousands of non-residential buildings with more than 25,000 gross square feet show that they do not exceed those limits. It covers all commercial and institutional facilities, including industrial properties not involved in producing utility power or steam. Even Foghorn Leghorn, never at a loss for words, had to stop and take a breath after hearing about this new legislation.

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ArticlesAugust 1, 2009

Optimizing Chiller Water Systems

An article written by Catherine Luthin expressing the importance of hospitals using a more sustainable approach. She reviews how old practices are being re-engineered to promote sustainability and boost efficiency.

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Optimizing Chilled Water Systems
PressAugust 1, 2009

Optimizing Chilled Water Systems

An article written by Catherine Luthin featured in Environmental Design and Construction, regarding greening hospitals in New York City through cost and energy-saving solutions.

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PressJuly 13, 2009

NYSERDA Announcement

Luthin reported on NYSERDA’s planed process for managing incentive funding requests under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) which covers energy efficiency, solar thermal, biomass, fuel cells, and small wind projects. NYSERDA issued a Program Opportunity Notice (PON) that defines the process and provides funding for the full amount, up to $30,000, of an energy feasibility study.

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PressJuly 13, 2009

Governor Paterson Signs Legislation to Continue Power For Jobs Program

On July 13, 2009, Governor Paterson signs legislation to continue the Power For Jobs (PFJ) Program, a critical economic development program aimed to provide access to lower-cost energy allowing hundreds of New York businesses and nonprofits the opportunity to hire, expand, and achieve more.

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PressJune 30, 2009

Consumer Power Advocates Urges State Senate to Extend Power for Jobs

The following press release submitted by Consumer Power Advocates (CPA) express the importance of the Power for Jobs program and urges it be extended before its expiration on July 1, 2009.

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Commission Expands Funding For Solar Energy Projects
PressJune 18, 2009

Commission Expands Funding For Solar Energy Projects

The New York State Public Service Commission expands funding for solar energy projects - residential solar projects are boosted, clean energy jobs are created.

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PressJune 18, 2009

Public Service Commission Funds Clean Energy Workforce Development

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has authorized $6.6 million in funding for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) workforce development initiatives related to energy efficiency programs.

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EventsJune 10, 2009

Energy Efficiency, Cost Savings Opportunities, and Funding Programs

Nat DiDonato, Director, Energy Services and Rachel Futrell of NYSERDA focus on funding programs available through NYSERDA, including a range of federal and state energy-related economic recovery programs.

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Hospitals Vow to Curb Carbon Emissions
PressMay 14, 2009

Hospitals Vow to Curb Carbon Emissions

In the following New York Times article, "Hospitals Vow to Curb Carbon Emissions", A. G. Sulzberger hospitals pledging to reduce their carbon footprints by significantly cutting back on energy use and moving towards greener energy sources.

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ArticlesMay 1, 2009

Managing Electricity Costs in An Extreme Power Market: Part 2

An article written by Catherine Luthin, published in Laundry Today, providing tips on how to save on electricity costs. She concludes her article with more information on how to make energy consumption more cost efficient.

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