Here Are The Upcoming Climate Week Events We Are Participating In
Contrary to the spectrum of fall color, the Big Apple is turning greener than ever.
New York welcomes its two newest Midtown additions to the LEED certified building family. Fisher Brothers, who manage 605 Third Avenue and Park Avenue Plaza, have been granted LEED certification for their two nearly 1 million sq foot office spaces. 605 Third Avenue was granted the LEED-EB: OM Gold, and its Park Avenue Plaza companion was awarded LEED-EB: OM Silver, both highly respectable ratings for such enormous structures. LEED certification has four tiers, the highest of which is Platinum. Silver and Gold are respectively the second and third level building certification.
The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce will host a free Breakfast Energy Workshop for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM at the 3 West Club in Manhattan to help businesses learn how to identify energy savings opportunities and use incentives to offset the cost of an energy efficiency project, save money on their energy bills, and improve their facilities and fleets.
A breakout session will follow at 9:45 AM for lending organizations to learn how to partner with NYSERDA and offer NYSERDA’s low-interest loan products to finance energy efficiency projects. The breakfast event will feature opening remarks from the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, and expert presentations on programs from NYSERDA, Consolidated Edison (ConEd), and Empire Clean Cities. These and other organizations such as the Small Business Development Center will be on-hand to network, answer questions, and assist attendees in signing up to receive a free small commercial and not-for-profit energy assessment.
Gary Smith runs the tenant education program Whole Buildings at Solar One. It’s Gary’s job to help tenants learn about electricity and energy usage within their buildings and apartments, and how to save the bucks on their bills. We interviewed Gary to get his best bets for saving on your energy bills this summer.