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A significant investment from NYSERDA has New York City hopeful of becoming the country’s urban leader in infrastructure to support electric vehicles, with 80 new charging stations slated for installation across the five boroughs.
After becoming the first tenant to implement New York City’s Energy Aligned Lease Clause, the law firm WilmerHale has announced another environmental milestone for its offices at 7 World Trade Center: LEED for Commercial Interiors Gold certification.
Silverstein Properties has incorporated the Mayor’s Green Leasing Language into a 210,000-square-foot lease at New York City’s first LEED Gold-certified commercial office building.
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)
Hot acronym-on-acronym action: NYSERDA’s Energy Star Homes green retrofit program receives the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 Leadership in Housing Award.
Governor Paterson last Friday announced the results of an RFP that the state issued in April of 2008 for a solar power project on Long Island. BP Solar will build a 36.9 megawatt facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory and enXco a 13.1 megawatt series of installations across public and private properties in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. 50 megawatts of solar power would triple New York State’s current capacity and serve 6500 residential LIPA customers annually. NYSERDA has already given LIPA $15 million for the project while it negotiates power purchase agreements (“PPAs”) with BP and enXco; these agreements typically run for twenty (20) years and contemplate the PPA provider (here, BP and enXco) selling the electricity generated by the installation to a utility company during the course of the agreement. LIPA will make the terms of these particular PPAs available once executed. According to GlobeSt.com, LIPA is attempting to secure stimulus dollars for the project. Note that the project would be eligible for the federal solar power tax credit (extended under TARP through the end of 2016) provided that it is operational before December 31, 2016; the available credit is equal to 30 percent of the cost of the installation and there is no maximum credit limit.
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.
The country’s first real estate fund focused exclusively on acquiring – and retrofitting – green buildings has made its first New York City acquisition, in Harlem.
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.