High Performance Building Initiatives

High Performance Buildings Project

Advanced high performance (also green or smart) building in mainstream real estate development, construction and management in New York State through a stakeholder process that engendered incremental change in lowering barriers, gradually widening acceptance for new approaches – initially focused on New York City, it is a model for addressing these issues and provides guidance which is applicable nation-wide

Buildings Deconstruction Initiatives

Buildings Deconstruction initiatives

Developed recommendations for increasing the reuse and recycling of deconstruction debris and construction waste

US Green Building Council – Upstate NY Provisional Chapter LLC Project

US Green Building Council – Upstate NY Provisional Chapter LLC Project

CEEP provided an organizational and fiduciary “home” for the US Green Building Council – Upstate New York Provisional Chapter, which promotes green building education and related practices from Westchester County to Western New York

US Green Building Council – Long Island Organizing Group LLC Project

US Green Building Council – Long Island Organizing Group LLC Project

CEEP provided an organizational and fiduciary “home” for the US Green Building Council – Long Island Organizing Group, which promotes green building education and related practices throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties

High Performance Buildings Salon Series Project

High Performance Buildings Salon Series Project

CEEP produced monthly High Performance Buildings salons and breakfasts held in six locations around New York State and co-hosted by AIA, ASHRAE, EBA/NYS and USGBC: • Albany High Performance Buildings Salon • Buffalo High Performance Buildings Salon • Hudson Valley High Performance Buildings Breakfast • Long Island High Performance Buildings Breakfast • New York City High Performance Buildings Salon • Syracuse High Performance Buildings Breakfast

Catherine Shawn Memorial Fund

Catherine Shawn Memorial Fund

This fund honors and continues the work of Catherine Shawn to encourage high performance building, through establishment of internships and lectures for students and professionals in the high performance building community, and other related activities

Building Performance Contractors Association of New York State LLC Project

Building Performance Contractors Association of New York State LLC Project

Provided an organizational and fiduciary “home” for this group, which acts as a professional association for advancement, education, and advocacy on behalf of building performance contractors

Annual New Roofs for a New Century International Conference

Annual New Roofs for a New Century International Conference

This annual gathering provided both professional and lay attendees with information about new approaches to highly reflective, solar, and vegetated roofing systems and technologies through exhibits, jury-selected project presentations, and technical sessions

Healthy High Performance Schools Project

Healthy High Performance Schools Project

Healthy High Performance Schools Finance Facility • Created a Healthy High Performance School Finance Facility (H2PS FF) to develop a private sector alternative-funding investment paradigm Healthy High Performance Schools Forums • Produced Healthy High Performance School Forums to educate the public about benefits of developing H2PS’s in New York State, working with the Environmental Business Association of New York State, Inc. and the Healthy Schools Network, funded in part by NYSERDA

Security in High Performance Buildings Project

Security in High Performance Buildings Project

The Homeland Security Conference: Implications for Security for the Built Environment in New York City, was held on January 25, 2002, at the McGraw Hill Conference Center at 1221 Avenue of the Americas in Rockefeller Center – more than 125 people attended, including professionals from New York City’s built environment community, i.e. architects, engineers, developers, managers, real estate brokers and others, to learn from key regional and national experts how application of high performance building technologies might be applied to securing buildings from certain classes of threats

Financial Markets Education (FME) Program

Financial Markets Education (FME) Program

Producted monthly breakfast presentations from energy and environmental firms and related industry information for investors for co-hosts the Energy & Environmental Capital Network (ECN), the Cleantech Venture Network (CVN) and regional energy and environmental industry organizations • New York Energy & Environmental Funders (NYE&EF) initiatives – held in Manhattan • New England Energy & Environmental Funders (NEE&EF) initiatives – held in Boston • District of Columbia Energy & Environmental Funders (DCE&EF) initiatives – held in Washington • Tech Valley Energy & Environmental Funders (TVE&EF) initiatives – held in Albany

Energy & Environmental Funders Project

Energy & Environmental Funders Project

Educated financial analysts about the role of energy efficiency and energy savings in improving performance of companies they analyze, in order to lead them to encourage executives to increase energy savings and efficiency, thus reducing energy usage and costs – being implemented through creation of an ongoing capability to access, establish and maintain a dialogue with members of the financial industry (in particular, financial analysts, who rate companies and issue market recommendations) regarding the impact of energy cost savings on financial performance

National Hydrogen Finance Forum (NHF2) Project

National Hydrogen Finance Forum (NHF2) Project

CEEP was a supporter of REFF, held in June 2004 by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Euromoney. Event sponsors included NYSERDA and Pillsbury Winthrop; other supporters include Institutional Investor, NREL, and Platts. CEEP’s Chairman served on the REFF Advisory Committee and CEEP organized conference-related events

Renewable Energy Finance Forum – Wall Street (REFF)

Renewable Energy Finance Forum – Wall Street (REFF)

The Homeland Security Conference: Implications for Security for the Built Environment in New York City, was held on January 25, 2002, at the McGraw Hill Conference Center at 1221 Avenue of the Americas in Rockefeller Center – more than 125 people attended, including professionals from New York City’s built environment community, i.e. architects, engineers, developers, managers, real estate brokers and others, to learn from key regional and national experts how application of high performance building technologies might be applied to securing buildings from certain classes of threats

New York Renewable Energy Coalition Project

New York Renewable Energy Coalition Project

NYREC is an umbrella for the biomass, fuel cell, geothermal, small hydro, solar and wind sectors to collaborate with green power marketers, policymakers and others on matters of mutual interest New York State Fuel Cell Partnership initiatives • Provides a structure for its partners to cooperate on activities, initiativess and projects for the fuel cell industry’s development and visibility, supporting all forms of fuels cells and all markets, including portable, stationary and mobile applications New York Small Hydro Certification initiatives • Will provide assistance for small hydropower generators that desire to be certified as qualified suppliers of green tag power

Solar New York, Inc.

Solar New York, Inc.

Solar New York worked to develop $500 million in State-managed financing for energy efficiency work and renewable energy technology for hundreds of public buildings at no cost to the taxpayer

Renewable Energy Summit Project

Renewable Energy Summit Project

The summit brought together leaders from utilities and energy supply companies, financial institutions, local land use officials and others to draw on their expertise to create a blueprint which NYREC used to develop a roadmap for creating a vibrant renewable energy industry in New York State, consulting with summit participants about its conclusions, and producing and disseminating a final report to state decision makers and others

Northeast Hydrogen Alliance Project

Northeast Hydrogen Alliance Project

Creation and coordination of this regional stakeholders program under the aegis of the US Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

New York/Northeast Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership

New York/Northeast Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership

The NY/NeNGVP was modeled on the California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership, an alliance of state and federal air quality, transportation and energy agencies, vehicle and engine manufacturers, fuel providers, trade groups and other stakeholders. The partnership encouraged knowledge sharing, plan joint projects, and discuss issues such as national energy policies, national fuel security, and engine and vehicle development

Big Apple Solar Installation Commitment (BASIC)

Big Apple Solar Installation Commitment (BASIC)

CEEP provided umbrella housing under an MOU for the BASIC Partnership and its ongoing efforts to educate consumers and encourage installation of solar energy systems in New York City. The Partnership’s mission was to address barriers that inhibit local market penetration of solar energy in NYC, including lack of public awareness. BASIC’s programs focused on increasing public knowledge of solar energy possibilities. Informal surveys have shown that knowledge of solar possibilities available in NYC is quite low; BASIC addressed this lack of public awareness through a targeted education, outreach, and marketing campaign

Energy Salon Series Project

Energy Salon Series Project

CEEP produced monthly Energy salons and breakfasts planned for three locations across New York State, co-hosted by organizations like the AEE, APA, EBA/NYS and various Engineering Societies • New York City Energy Salon • Rochester Energy Breakfast • Albany Energy Salon

NewEnergy NorthEast (NE2)

NewEnergy NorthEast (NE2)

CEEP was a collaborator in NE2, for which it initiated cooperation between Brookhaven National Laboratory, Columbia University, and CEEP; other collaborators will be identified. NE2 focused on increasing the electric transmission and distribution system’s ability to accept distributed generation, integrate “smart” technologies, and become more robust, reliable and secure

Green Ferry Project

Green Ferry Project

A project team that included ELCO and Scarano Boat Building (two of the remaining four major boat builders in New York State) combined resources for this project to produce a design for and to manufacture a non-polluting, energy efficient ferry

Strong Arm Docker Project

Strong Arm Docker Project

This project used a hydraulic restraint, a proven technology widely by the trucking industry, altering it for maritime use to provide significant savings to operators by reducing fuel usage and producing corresponding environmental benefits

Brookhaven Technology Cluster Project

Brookhaven Technology Cluster Project

BNL recently opened its Center for Emerging Industries (CEI); CEEP provided programming for the CEI’s Energy and Environmental Technology cluster

Malta Technology Accelerator Project

Malta Technology Accelerator Project

NYSERDA recently opened the Saratoga Technology & Energy Park (STEP) to house early stage technology-based ventures; CEEP worked to develop an energy and environmental technology program at this location

CEEP Purchasing Cooperative LLC Project

CEEP Purchasing Cooperative LLC Project

Established to support sustainable purchasing through use of a not-for-profit structure to reduce costs for early adopters

Publication of “No More Free Lunch ... ”

Publication of “No More Free Lunch: Issues Related to Pay As-You-Throw (PAYT) Program for Residential Waste Collection and Recycling Services in New York City”

CEEP was pleased to publish this report, researched and authored by former CEEP Board Member and Executive Director Stephen Hammer

New York City Recycling Roundtable

New York City Recycling Roundtable

The Roundtable informed the 2003 decisions of New York City’s Mayor and Council regarding solid waste and recycling policy by bringing local and national experts together with local stakeholders – civic organizations, environmental groups, businesses, real estate owners and managers, neighborhoods likely to be impacted by transportation and infrastructural aspects of managing solid waste and recycling, and others – to develop options for a recycling program appropriate to New York City's unique circumstances

Bottle Bill & Recycling

Bottle Bill & Recycling

Created a dialogue among the Food Industry Alliance, the soda and beer bottlers/distributors and environmental groups to develop consensus proposals regarding reform of New York State’s Bottle Recycling Law

International Environmental Education Project

International Environmental Education Project

• Climate Change & Global Warming initiatives Initiate a ten-state, ten year convening process to encourage, support and evaluate implementation of regional energy and environmental trading initiativess • Issues Dinners Conducting issues-oriented dinners on energy, environmental, and related matters of timely interest to the public

Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Conventions

Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Conventions

The mission of CERC was to showcase sound environmental and energy practices by having the 2004 Democratic and Republican National Conventions in, respectively, Boston and New York, adopt measures to minimize ecological impacts and create media opportunities that focus public attention on environmental and energy matters, thus “making green meetings the convention”

New York City Clean Cities Coalition

New York City Clean Cities Coalition

CEEP served as the not-for-profit “umbrella” and has provided fiduciary functions for the New York City Clean Cities Coalition, a public-private coalition recognized by the US DOE

Central New York Clean Communities Coalition

Central New York Clean Communities Coalition

CEEP served as the not-for-profit “umbrella” and provides administrative and fiduciary functions for the Central New York Clean Communities Coalition, a public-private coalition recognized by the US DOE

Hudson Valley Clean Communities Coalition

Hudson Valley Clean Communities Coalition

CEEP servs as the not-for-profit “umbrella” and provide administrative and fiduciary functions for the Hudson Valley Clean Communities Coalition, a public-private coalition in formation