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October 2, 2017 – Greening New York City’s Homes: A Transatlantic Dialogue with Baden-Württemberg

Monday, October 2nd, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00pm NYU School of Law Faculty Library, Vanderbilt Hall (3rd floor) 40 Washington Square Park South New York, NY 10012 REGISTER HERE 1 CLE credit in the Areas of Professional Practice category Please join the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law for an event entitled, “Greening […]

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April 20, 2017 – Expanding Green Roofs in NYC: A Dialogue with the City of Copenhagen

Green roofs promote a number of New York City’s environmental policy goals. They can cut a building’s electricity demand, filter harmful urban air pollutants including asthma-inducing particulate matter, provide disadvantaged communities with access to green space, and significantly reduce storm water runoff. Yet, despite their great potential, green roofs are still few and far between […]

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Greening New York City’s Homes: The Case For Requiring Energy Efficiency Upgrades

If New York City hopes to achieve the ambitious goals it set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it will have to dramatically improve the energy efficiency of its building sector, which accounts for nearly three-quarters of the city’s total emissions. In this Policy Brief, Guarini Center Executive Director Danielle Spiegel-Feld and Fellow Augusta Wilson argue […]

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Building Demand for Efficient Buildings: Insights from the EU’s Energy Disclosure Regime

Author: Danielle Spiegel-Feld In late 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed expanding the scope of New York City’s hallmark building energy disclosure law, Local Law 84, to cover midsized buildings. The proposed expansion could prove critical to the City’s pollution-reduction goals. Yet, without also addressing the means by which energy information is communicated, Mayor de […]

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April 11, 2016 – Leading the Green Revolution: Danish Perspectives on Building Energy Efficient Cities

A global leader in energy efficiency, Denmark has roughly halved energy consumption in its buildings over the last 40 years. Denmark’s experience may offer considerable insights for other countries and cities seeking to reduce their carbon footprints. On April 11, the Guarini Center welcomed Peter Bach, chief adviser on energy efficiency at the Danish Energy […]