New York Focus, June 27, 2022 Recent transmission projects could enable building owners to get out of upgrading their buildings for a decade, if Adams doesn’t intervene. In 2019, New York City passed a landmark climate law, hailed as the most ambitious to be enacted by any U.S. city. Its centerpiece took aim at buildings, … Continue reading Will Eric Adams Let Landlords Buy Their Way Out Of Energy Upgrades?
New York Focus, November 18, 2021 The fight heated up at a hearing Wednesday, with debate centered on when, not if, a gas ban should go into effect. It wouldn’t be the first, but it would be by far the biggest. Yesterday afternoon, the New York City Council’s Committee on Environmental Protection held a marathon … Continue reading NYC Could Ban Gas in New Buildings This Year
Grist, September 29, 2021 American housing authorities may soon see an influx of federal funding. Paris offers lessons in how to spend it. When U.S. Representative Jamaal Bowman visited his childhood home in Harlem’s East River Houses last winter, he was struck by a piece of graffiti at the entrance. The tag read, simply, “Help.” … Continue reading Paris shows how to make public housing greener and more habitable at the same time
New York Focus, September 9, 2021 If concrete production were a country, it would be the world’s third largest carbon emitter. New York legislators want to clean it up. Published in partnership with Next City. For climate activists, New York’s 2021 legislative session was a bitter disappointment. Democrats failed to pass any major new climate laws, … Continue reading Inside New York’s Messy Push to Clean Up Concrete
Grist, March 30, 2021 How cannabis can be part of an affordable housing future — not just one for eco-conscious elites. Winter in Paris is notoriously clammy, and this winter was no exception. But Gregory Ferembach didn’t need to turn on his heat much. One reason? The walls in his public housing building are lined … Continue reading The secret ingredient in Paris’ green public housing
New York Focus, February 18, 2021 A new analysis finds that the governor’s proposal would “completely undermine” New York City’s climate law, setting the stage for a clash with the newly emboldened legislature. It’s just two paragraphs, buried toward the end of the nearly 4,000 pages making up Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed state budget for … Continue reading Top state lawmakers oppose Cuomo’s push to override NYC’s landmark climate law
France 24, March 11, 2020 While cities like New York and London have let their public housing fall into disrepair, Paris is building and renovating more than ever – including in the most upscale neighbourhoods. But despite the city’s best efforts, many Paris residents are being priced out. A medieval monastery in the heart of … Continue reading Paris’s new public housing push aims to offset soaring rents