Archive for December, 2006

Boston To ‘Go Green’ with New Buildings

December 20, 2006
Boston To 'Go Green' with New Buildings

Boston plans to amend its building code to require that all large-scale private construction be “green.” Under the new regulations, all private construction of at least 50,000 square feet must meet the minimum criteria of the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards for new projects. While other governments have […]

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CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities in NY Times

December 19, 2006

Last week Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, delivered a speech on sustainability and the future of New York. Professor William Solecki, the Interim Director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, wrote the following response to the mayor’s speech in a letter to the editor to the New York Times, which was published […]

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National Sustainability Recognition for NY College

December 13, 2006
National Sustainability Recognition for NY College

Ithaca College was one of nine schools to receive recognition from the National Wildlife Federation this month for its sustainability initiatives on campus. The college will be recognized in the annual Campus Ecology Yearbook, which gathers case studies from campus teams documenting successful sustainable and environmental actions taken by colleges and universities around the world. […]

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Recommended Reading from the Institute

December 12, 2006
Recommended Reading from the Institute

City at the Water’s Edge Betsy McCully Concrete floors and concrete walls, buildings that pierce the sky, taxicabs and subway corridors, a steady din of noise. These things, along with a virtually unrivaled collection of museums, galleries, performance venues, media outlets, international corporations, and stock exchanges make New York City not only the cultural and […]

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How ‘Going Green’ Can Save You Thousands

December 12, 2006
How 'Going Green' Can Save You Thousands

This year and next, you can cut your taxes and your energy bills at the same time. Install something–almost anything–that saves oil, gas or electricity in your home and you’ll chop some dollars directly off your tax bill. Credits range from 30 percent of the cost of solar panels or fuel cells ($2,000 maximum credit […]

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