Tag: green-retrofits

March 30, 2011

Federal Policy Update

Lots to report in the beginning of the new year from the Washington.  The change in Congress has the White House changing its approach to encouraging energy efficiency and regulating greenhouses gases.  In some cases the commitment to efficiency has been reaffirmed, in other cases it is not so clear.  Throughout, however, is the reality. Read more…

November 17, 2010

Energy audit help for four NYC neighborhoods

Crain’s covers this week’s expansion of a City initiative to support homeowners with energy audits and retrofits: “This is an idea that came together last winter,” Ms. Quinn said. “We’re taking their idea and furthering it.” The initiative is now being expanded to the rest of Bedford Stuyvesant, plus Jamaica, Queens; Soundview, Bronx; and West. Read more…

June 3, 2010

New York Times: Showing the Benefits of ‘Green’ Retrofits

Tuesday’s New York Times discussed the economics of green retrofits, and the Deutsche Bank/Living Cities Building Energy Efficiency Data Report — The practice of retrofitting buildings with simple, environmentally friendly technology like more-efficient boilers and better-quality windows has been around for years, but there is little research on how much energy these changes actually save. Read more…