Department Contacts

July 2012

July 30, 2012 | Posted by Karen Mintzer | Permalink
The heaviest and dirtiest heating oils – No. 4 and No. 6 – are used in approximately 10,000 buildings throughout New York City. New York City passed regulations in June 2011 that will phase out the use of these oils over time, thereby reducing air pollution. In June 2012, the City announced new financial assistance that will be available now to help buildings convert from heavy oils to cleaner fuels. The City has committed $5 million to create a loan loss reserve fund through the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation. In addition, the City announced that several financial institutions have committed $90 million in private lending for clean energy conversion projects. read more
July 30, 2012 | Posted by Ryan Issa | Permalink

Until recently the majority of sustainable construction activity has been focused on new construction.  Today there is a movement in major cities toward green retrofits in both privately and publicly owned buildings.  Because new construction represents only a small portion of the overall building population, green retrofits and sustainable renovations of existing buildings can make a larger impact on the environment.  Recent New York City green retrofits of the Empire State Building, the JP Morgan Headquarters, and the 125 Broad Street Tower showcase the potential benefits of major green retrofit projects.

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July 19, 2012 | Posted by | Permalink
On July 19, 2012, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg joined officials from Broadway Housing Communities (BHC), community representatives, benefactors, elected officials and city and state commissioners to break ground on the new Sugar Hill development, located near the famed Coogan’s Bluff at West 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue on the border of West Harlem and Washington Heights. read more