A recent report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current rate, the atmosphere will warm up by as much as 2.7 degrees above preindustrial levels by 2040. Fortunately, many companies that generate huge amounts of electricity, including data centers, have pledged to switch to renewable energy. This is great news, since it is estimated that by 2030, data center demand will increase up to 10 times its current levels, equaling 13% of global electricity consumption. More good news: Solar power electricity generation pricing is the cheapest electricity you can get every single day at noon in many places across the U.S. Much of that price drop is driven by more efficient solar modules, cheaper and smarter inverters, as well increased levels of productivity.
In 2009, mayor Bloomberg’s administration launched the Food Retail Expansion to Support Health (FRESH) program with the ambitious and noble aim of encouraging new grocery stores to open in underserved communities (primarily Jamaica Queens, Central Brooklyn, the South Bronx and Upper Manhattan) and long-time grocers in these neighborhoods to renovate existing stores and include a healthier food selection by providing zoning and financial incentives to eligible grocery store operators and developers.
New York, NY Professional Women in Construction (PWC) concluded its 2018 events on December 4th, with a holiday party at the Bryant Park Grill, where 20 women under 40 were recognized for their achievements in the construction industry. With over 200 people in attendance, the evening was a successful celebration of this year’s achievements for PWC, its members and supporters. Honorees included the following:
The past year has been an exciting one for the design and construction industry in New York City. We witnessed remarkable growth in many market sectors especially in residential construction. Meanwhile, new government policies may significantly alter the type of projects being worked on over the next few years.
New York, NY The Center for Architecture will open “Design and the Just City” on Thursday, January 10 at 6 p.m. The exhibition, curated by the Just City Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and its director Toni Griffin, asks whether design can help correct urban injustice by examining five case studies in NYC.
Albany, NY ACEC New York has confirmed policy priorities for the upcoming 2019 legislative session. ACEC New York continues to highlight the efficiencies, flexibility and capacity brought by private engineering design firms which provide greater value for the taxpayer. A 2011 NYU Polytechnic Report documents a 15%+ savings when private engineering firms are utilized. This administration’s focus on nimbly and responsively delivering infrastructure improvements demands strong partnership between public clients and the state’s professional design communities.
New York, NY According to the Greater New York chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), they have selected Matt Duthie, regional director of management services at Newmark Knight Frank, as Real Estate Person of the Year, honoring his accomplishments including his leadership, dedication, commitment and service to the real estate industry throughout the course of his career.
Brooklyn, NY Urbanstrong, a group of green building technology specialists, is offering a lecture on "Greening the Concrete Jungle: An ...
Houston, TX GasMob is a mobile app that brings the gas to you. In only a few taps, customers can schedule and pay for on-site vehicle refueling services just as they would for take-out. By partnering directly with commercial/residential property owners and managers, the tenants and residents become clients and benefit from immediate access. There are no program fees, minimums, or delivery costs – and in most cases, the price per gallon is less than the local average.
Ken Fisher is an ACEC New York municipal affairs counsel, a member of the national law firm Cozen O’Connor and a former city council m...