Tag: Buildings

AVP Cecil Scheib Testifies before City Council

Cecil Scheib speaking into a microphone at a table of testifiers“Since 2007, NYU has reduced its emissions by 30%… This reduction in emissions is something the University has voluntarily undertaken not only because we believe it is part of NYU’s role as an anchor institution in New York but also because it positively impacts our community.”

– Cecil Scheib, Assistant Vice President for Sustainability, NYU Read more

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Building Resiliency: A Recap of Urban Green Council’s Weathering the Storm Conference

by Cecil Scheib
After Superstorm Sandy, when most of lower Manhattan was dark, NYU stayed warm and lighted from its cogeneration plant. We learned then the value of building resilience. Combining sustainability with resiliency brings in many more benefits. Insulating and air sealing buildings keeps them warm longer if a power outage occurs in freezing weather. Energy efficient lighting and appliances extend the runtime of generators’ fuel tanks. And reducing our carbon footprint helps mitigate global climate change that makes natural disasters more common to begin with.

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