|Greening A Block||An urban showcase of energy efficiency, pollution reduction, job development and community sustainability.|
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August 27, 2008: Sadly no Updates for Two Years
June 27, 2006: Greening A Block Receives Support of CB3!
AFFORDABLE, SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
Greening A Block is a project to develop and showcase community-scale sustainability, energy efficiency and renewable energy on Manhattan’s Lower East Side near the Con Ed 14th Street power plant. The result will be more affordable energy, improved air quality, good jobs and economic development that strengthens the community and sustains our environment.
The first element above, involving a “model block,” is fully described in our Feasibility Study. Elements 2 and 3 are new additions, based on comments from community members at our March 6 Forum and at the March 15 and April 10 meetings of CB3’s Con Edison Advisory Committee. See the Implementation Plan for further information.
The Con Edison Advisory Committee of Community Board 3 has voted unanimously to support an internal recommendation to the Public Safety Committee to support
Greening A Block and the allocation of Con Ed funds to finance Phase I of the project as outlined in the latest Implementation Plan.
You may write letters of support for the project to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greening A Block was at the Sallan Foundation's NYC High Performance Buildings Forum at the Municipal Arts Society on September 29, 2005. Read more about it here.
REPORT from the Community Forum, Thursday July 21, 2005. Read more about it here.
Note: “Energy Target Zones” are established by an agreement with the local NYSERDA Energy $mart Communities representative. Buildings within Energy Target Zones are eligible for certain additional state financial incentives for energy efficiency improvements. However, this only covers a small portion of the cost. The Energy Target Zone we propose to create is special in that it will have money from the settlement fund to comprehensively cover every participating building on the selected block.
2006, Greening A Block