A Zondits Interview: Swiss Re Leads the Way as Commercial Tenants Cut Carbon Emissions with NYSERDA

Kelly O’Connell, ERS, for Zondits, August 28, 2018 Zondits recently sat down with John Clifford, Head of Corporate Real Estate & Services (CRES) Americas for Swiss Re, one of the largest international reinsurance companies, to discuss their recent NYC office upgrades. Through participation in NYSERDA’s Commercial Tenant Program, Swiss Re channeled their sustainability goals into […]

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New York’s Energy Storage Roadmap: Another Step in the Right Direction

Written by Kerry Burke, ERS, August 22, 2018 In his 2018 State of the State address, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a 1,500 megawatt (MW) energy storage target by 2025. This impressive number is equivalent to approximately one-fifth of the electric demand for all New York State homes. New York will also be establishing a […]

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Real Estate Giant Rudin Invests in Energy Efficiency

Kelly O’Connell, ERS for Zondits, August 15, 2018 Rudin Management, one of New York’s top real estate firms, partnered with NYSERDA’s Commercial Tenant Program to give its new 39,800-square-foot office space on Park Avenue a major upgrade. With a focus on their corporate efficiency and sustainability goals, Rudin worked with OLA Consulting Engineers to develop […]

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New Energy Storage Safety Standards Set to Move Forward

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Energy storage has been a trending technology in recent years. With prices for lithium-ion batteries rapidly decreasing, energy storage solutions are poised to move forward rapidly. Storage applications in urban environments such as New York City have been garnering attention, although safety, permitting, and siting have been barriers to implementation. […]

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New York is Spurring the Deployment of Energy Storage

Samantha Leroy, ERS, for Zondits When establishing Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) in 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo set aggressive and exacting energy generation, usage, and efficiency targets for the Empire State. Targets set to be achieved by 2030 include a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the 1990s, 50% of electricity generated from renewable […]