Experts estimate that at least 85 percent of New York City's buildings will still be in use in the next 20 years; our offices and homes which for the most part consume huge amounts of electricity, are poorly insulated, and have little incentive to change. The fastest, cheapest, most effective way for New York to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions is by reducing the amount of energy that we consume. Innovation in technology and financing can help get us to scale, and with the hard work of the City's green codes task force and the support of the Greater, Greener Buildings Legislation, real changes in energy usage are taking place. Entrepreneurs, utilities, and policymakers will explore the business case behind the implementation of new efficiency technologies, and drill down into the intricacies of the market for energy efficiency and opportunities for growth in this sector.
About Clean Energy Connections:
Solar One and NYC ACRE at NYU-Poly present Clean Energy Connections, a year-long live discussion series and online forum for New York City’s blossoming cleantech sector. With this program, clean energy professionals have a platform for wide-ranging discussion, shared best practices, and new inspiration. This series brings together professionals, policymakers, investors, entrepreneurs, and students to explore topics such as investment opportunities in wind and solar; energy efficiency in the information age; how biomimicry can advance cleantech; and many more. To join the conversation, visit cleanecnyc.org, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.