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)
WNYC is talking about it. Inhabitat is taking photos. Williamsburg’s aspiring chillwave stars have to be jealous of Passive House 1.
See the space between those two ex-tenements on the Lower East Side? That’s where LES resident Ken Ruck wants to put the first-ever urban “earthship.”
Redhook Green, Jay Amato’s net zero passion project in Red Hook, was a gbNYC favorite. Note the past tense.
Europe has thousands of passive houses. But, like health care systems that actually work and mopeds, this continental trend hasn’t really caught on in the U.S.
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.
What we don’t know about Redhook Green — and something we’ll certainly be discussing a lot in 2010 — is what exactly its “net zero” ambitions will actually mean in practice.
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.
BIM’s complexity is what makes it so appealing – yet so opaque, at times – in terms of its potential for driving the green building and energy efficiency industries into the future.