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A Review of Green Roof Laws & Policies

 There are a number of reasons to install a green roof in an urban setting. Green roofs can help with stormwater retention, mitigate the urban heat island effect, enhance biodiversity, improve local air quality, and reduce building energy usage. The myriad benefits provided make green roofs an attractive tool for cities seeking to improve their […]

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Student Fellowship in Sustainable Energy Law and Policy

December 19, 2018 Fellowship Announcement Student Fellowship in Sustainable Energy Law and Policy The Guarini Center for Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law seeks to hire a Student Fellow in Sustainable Energy Law and Policy. The Guarini Center, housed at NYU School of Law, is an academic research center that advances energy and environmental policies […]

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Electrifying New York City’s School Bus Fleet: Legal & Policy Considerations

Every year, school bus contractors drive 150,000 New York City children to school in approximately 9,000 diesel buses that harm public health and the environment. Diesel exhaust exposure increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, and respiratory symptoms, such as asthma. Exhaust and greenhouse gas emissions pollute the air and exacerbate the effects of climate […]

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Do Mandatory Energy Audits Reduce Building Energy Use?: A Bayesian Analysis of New York City’s Local Law 87

Cities are experimenting with a range of policy and regulatory tools to reduce energy use in the building sector as a pathway to substantial carbon emission reductions. Increasingly, cities are turning to policies that reduce information asymmetries and knowledge gaps through data transparency, focusing on existing buildings and the potential to achieve up to 50% […]

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Nov. 27, 2018 – Expanding Electric Vehicles in New York City

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 pm NYU School of Law Greenberg Lounge 40 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012 REGISTER HERE   1.5 credit of CLE in Areas of Professional Practice Please join the Guarini Center and a group of experts from industry, government and NGOs for a discussion on “Expanding Electric […]


Oct. 16, 2018 – Greening America’s Data Centers

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6:30 – 7:45 pm Wine and cheese reception to follow. NYU School of Law Lipton Hall 108 West 3rd Street New York, NY 10012 REGISTER HERE   1 credit of CLE in Areas of Professional Practice The data centers that power our search engines, social media sites and so much more […]