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Energy Efficiency

Building a Brighter Future: How Solar is Empowering Schools and Cities Across the Nation

Schools are poised to play a leadership role in the clean energy transition, inspiring students, staff, school districts, and communities to flip the switch to a healthier, more resilient future.

The benefits of going solar are catching on in school districts from New York to California as a way to reduce energy costs, lower carbon emissions, and empower healthy communities by providing students and teachers with hands-on learning, job training, and curriculum development.

Using New York City as a model, our expert panel will explore rooftop solar programs at the local and national levels, the “how-to’s” of launching solar on schools initiatives, best practices, and lessons learned. Come away inspired by success stories and the impacts that solar schools are making in classrooms, communities, and across the nation.


More info and register here: https://www.edisonenergy.com/event/building-a-brighter-future-how-solar-is-empowering-schools-and-cities-across-the-nation/

NYC Accelerator Solar, Energy and Finance Virtual Info Session

Join our virtual info session on Monday, May 23rd to hear from our solar, energy, and financing experts about how our team can provide you with free personalized technical assistance and recommendations. We can help you to identify projects and financing options to increase energy performance and savings in your buildings, creating a greater return on investment and improving building occupants’ health, safety, and satisfaction. Following the info session, NYC Accelerator experts will be available for one-on-one meetings during our community office hours.


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Solar One’s Climate Week Events

Here Are The Upcoming Climate Week Events We Are Participating In

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LEED Leads in Manhattan

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.

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Chamber of Commerce Energy Workshop

renew-manhattan-bannerThe 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.

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Hot Ideas From S1 Residential Energy Expert Gary Smith

GarySmith_smallGary 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.

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