energy efficiency

Retrofit Standardization Initiative

Pratt Center is working to dramatically expand the residential energy efficiency market through an innovative study to standardize retrofits.
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New York State invests millions of dollars annually in energy efficiency financing and marketing programs to encourage residential retrofits, reduce energy consumption, and foster a more sustainable economy. While these programs have enabled hundreds of local residents to green their homes,...

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Active
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Jen Becker
Nepal Asatthawasi
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Green Jobs-Green New York

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New York City faces many obstacles in creating an environmentally and economically sustainable city for all of its residents, including high unemployment, vulnerability to climate change, and air quality issues. Although low-income communities are disparately impacted by these challenges, they remain underserved in the provision of resources necessary to address them.
Green Jobs-Green New York is a statewide initiative to strengthen communities through energy efficiency, with a focus on small residential buildings.
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Empowering distressed communities to invest in energy efficiency projects that reduce energy bills and decrease greenhouse gas emissions, while also providing opportunities for work in the green-collar jobs that these projects create, can simultaneously work toward our city’s long-term...

Project Status: 
Active
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Rebekah Morris

Green Job Creation Potential in New York City's Manufacturing Sector

This report analyzes New York City's manufacturing industry and the growth potential of greening operations. Making processes more eco-friendly has proven to be a successful business strategy for NYC manufacturers. The research presented in this report indicates that firms that have pursued...

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Issue Area: 
Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sustainable Houses of Worship

This report documents the findings of a pilot project to assist churches in Bedford-Stuyvesant to conduct energy audits and retrofits. The project, funded by State Senator Velmanette Montgomery,demonstrated that assisting congregations to upgrade their buildings for energy efficiency, will not...

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

RenewableNY: Bringing Manufacturing Businesses the Power to Retrofit

This report documents the RenewableNY program managed by the New York Industrial Retential Network (NYIRN), a project of Pratt Center. RenewableNY provided grant funding and project management support for industrial facilities to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy measures,...

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Urban Manufacturing
Date: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Energy Efficiency Opportunities and Hurdles in Non-Profit Community Facilities

This report, commissioned by the Low Income Investment Fund, provides evidence that energy efficiency retrofits of nonprofit facilities would increase and improve if financing, energy assessments, and assistance in implementation of retrofit measures were offered as a package. The report...

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Issue Area: 
Energy Efficiency
Date: 
Sunday, April 1, 2012

The EDGE Program

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The ever-increasing cost of energy, coupled with the growing awareness of climate change, has made energy efficiency a central pillar of sustainable long-term economic growth in New York City. Now, more than ever, there are tremendous opportunities for reducing energy use while increasing the uptake of renewables.
The EDGE Program helps local business owners, homeowners, and land owners connect to state-funded energy efficiency incentive programs.
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The Economic Development Growth Extension (EDGE) Program looks to capitalize on these opportunities by working at the intersection of economic development and sustainability, incentivizing New Yorkers to take steps that will help them decrease their greenhouse gas emissions, while...

Project Status: 
Archived
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Rebekah Morris

How Will New York Ramp Up Energy Efficiency Retrofits?

This Pratt Center issue brief focuses on a critical ingredient in building the infrastructure for an energy efficiency revolution: financing mechanisms that help...

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Issue Area: 
Energy Efficiency
Date: 
Thursday, June 10, 2010

NYC Green House

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The NYC Department of Housing and Preservation Development's NYC Green House Program is a homeowner's tool kit for saving money by going green. It is a useful resource for homeowners who want to green their home. ...

Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
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