New York City is one of the country’s last municipal users of Number 6 oil, whose harmful chemical composition has sparked new regulations requiring buildings to use more environment-friendly heating fuel.
From our disposition to our weather, New York City is not necessarily the sunniest of places. But a spate of promising new solar projects suggests that solar’s outlook in NYC might be… brightening. (Sorry)
From tax breaks to efficiency savings to energy credit sales, several solar-equipped Jersey developments are getting way more from their panels than mere energy.
Number Six Heating Sludge is pretty nasty stuff and a big part of lovely images like this one. It will also soon be illegal, but what replaces that funky stuff is still an open question. At one building on the Upper East Side, the surprising answer is: biofuels.
With comparatively cheap and comparatively green hydroelectric power keeping the lights on and water flowing, and low demand keeping real estate prices low, the stage is pretty well set for Buffalo to enjoy a bloom in green industry.
Swift Wind Turbines, as these devices are known, are designed specifically for rooftop operation and are being tested in Albany for viability throughout New York State.
Did you know? The largest commercial net-metered photovoltaic system in the entire country is located on Bergen Street in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
Based in what it believes is prime wind energy country upstate, the company plans to move into the fledgling market for smaller scale, residential wind turbines beginning this fall.
The City Council’s infrastructure task force is exploring how solar power could be deployed more extensively across Gotham’s public and private building stock.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Perry Building is slated for LEED-CS Silver and will also include a photovoltaic and wind power pilot program.