Tag: Climate Change

AVP Cecil Scheib Testifies Before the NY Senate Committee on Environmental Conservation

Cecil Scheib speaking into a mic“Since NYU is a “city in miniature” – with apartment buildings, offices, laboratories, gyms, and classrooms all part of its portfolio – I hope that some successes I will share today can serve as a model for other entities as the state moves forward with climate change legislation.” 

– Cecil Scheib, Assistant Vice President for Sustainability, NYU

Last week, AVP Cecil Scheib testified before the New York State Senate Committee on Environmental Conservation at a hearing on the Climate and Community Protection Act.

Read the full testimony to learn more about NYU’s carbon reduction goals and how they relate to this New York State legislation. 

Sustainability & Study Away: Takeaways and Tips!

Last week I sat on the EcoReps Sustainability Abroad panel and had a chance to think back about my time abroad in Sydney. Almost two years ago I wrote an exaggerated  “tell-all” Sustainablog post highlighting my first impressions of sustainability in Sydney. It was really interesting to look back and reflect on those impressions as I have continued to think about sustainability here in New York. 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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