DCAS demonstrates retrofits for inefficient buildings
October 23, 2017
Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) Commissioner, Lisette Camilo, announced the 50th installation of wireless pneumatic thermostats (WPT), a sustainable technology that will save time, money, and energy in older buildings. As part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s goal to transform New York City’s municipal buildings for a low-carbon future, as outlined in "One City, Built to Last," the DCAS has identified, tested, and vetted this new innovative wireless digital thermostat.
State and local regulations are driving new building construction as well as existing buildings to implement energy-efficient technologies in order to meet future carbon emissions reduction goals. These facilities, known as high-performance buildings, strive to deliver optimal efficiency, reliability, value, and comfort to tenants.
Celebrating its fourth consecutive year of recognition
April 24, 2017
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List was first published in 1999 in Business Ethics Magazine, and has been managed by CR Magazine since 2007. To compile the list, every company in the Russell 1000 — the highest ranked stocks in the Russell 3000 Index of publicly held U.S. companies — is ranked according to 260 data points. The methodology for generating the list is governed by the Ratings and Rankings Thought Leadership Council of the Corporate Responsibility Association (CRA).
City also pledges to reduce carbon emissions citywide by 80 percent by 2040
August 2, 2016
Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, members of the City Council, other city leaders, and members of the business and nonprofit community gathered on the steps of City Hall to launch the city’s initiative to transition the community to 100 percent renewable energy sources by 2032.
The supermarket industry realized a long time ago that it is impossible to solve environmental problems related to refrigerant leaks using a repair-based approach (i.e., with policies that focus on leak repair and record-keeping). Yet, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) main regulatory program to address harmful refrigerant emissions reflects a repair-based policy.