Entries by Jimmy

Carbon Tax

Tax on Carbon? YES — You Read That Correctly! A carbon tax, or a tax on fossil fuel emissions, should set off alarms in this day and age considering the effects fossil fuels have on the environment. The combustion of fossil fuels cause ground-level ozone levels to increase, acid rain, global climate change, and countless […]

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Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability   What is it? Sustainability is the study of how natural systems function, remain diverse and produce everything it needs for the ecology to remain in balance.  “Sustainable development” meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.  In today’s world, we are looking […]

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Carbon Emissions

Carbon Emissions   There is so much talk about carbon emissions in today’s world, in relation to climate control and global warming.  There are many ways to decrease these emissions in our daily lives.  There are both natural and human sources of carbon emissions, natural sources include; decompositions, ocean releases and respiration.  Human sources come […]

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Energy Modeling

Energy Modeling   Energy Modeling, short for Building Energy Modeling (BEM), is the computer simulation of a building used to determine or estimate building energy usage.  BEM is a versatile, multi-purpose tool that is used in new building and retrofit design, code compliance, green certification, qualification for tax credits and utility incentives, and real-time building […]

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OneNYC 2050

What is OneNYC 2050? OneNYC 2050 is a strategy to secure our city’s future against the challenges of today and tomorrow.  With bold actions to confront our climate crisis, achieve equity, and strengthen our democracy, we are building a strong and fair city.  Created under the requirements of Local Law 84 of 2013, OneNYC 2050 […]

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NYC’s Greener, Greater Building Plan

Greener, Greater Building Plan (GGBP)   The Greener, Greater Building Plan (GGBP) is a plan implemented by the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) in 2014, to improve new construction and renovations.  To proactively address energy waste in its existing structures, a problem that had been a difficult task because of the enormous amount of buildings inside of […]

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Local Law 55 & NYC Tenant Safety

NYC Local Law 55 & Tenant Safety   New York City tenants can breathe easy because of Local Law 55 that was put into effect in January of 2018.  This Local Law requires all multiple-dwelling property owners in NYC to investigate and remove all indoor health hazards which trigger asthma like, mold, rodents and cockroaches. […]

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Cooling Season Preparation

Cooling Season Cooling Season comes quickly and sometimes with no warning, especially in New York.  It can be challenging to control indoor comfort during springtime weather fluctuations.  In this time, it is also important to make sure that building controls are reset to reflect changes in occupancy schedules, temperatures and daylight. New York City’s cooling […]

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