All of the issues addressed in the previous volumes- overheating, water loss, and energy waste- affect tenants just as much as they do building owners. As a result, the City of New York has laid out more public-private partnerships aimed at boosting the autonomy of individual tenants and achieving economic justice.
One of the best ways to fight the burdensome electricity costs associated with inefficient building systems is through on-site power generation. Though installation may be initially intimidating, three programs exist to aid New Yorkers in creating clean, independent electricity that they may profit from by selling it back to the grid.
In this exclusive interview, Alexandra talks about sustainability trends she is noticing as a board member of SmartUp Accelerator and Science Park Borås. She also gives valuable advice to sustainability SMEs and startups. This is part two of a two-part interview with Alexandra.
Governor Cuomo’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) has a focus on environmental justice. The term “disadvantaged communities” is not clearly defined by the Act. In this article, Austin Law explores possible interpretations and implications. This is one of four articles in Unbuilt Labs’ Research Package “New York’s Green New Deal” by Austin Law.
The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal states that when a tenant purchases the air conditioner, the owner is allowed to collect a $5 per-month surcharge for each unit installed. Austin explains the policy challenges facing public housing residents in vulnerable areas such as Brownsville. This is one of four articles in Unbuilt Labs’ Research Package “New York’s Green New Deal” by Austin Law.