Newman Vertical Campus

Further Resources

Central Park


 

Energy Use and Electricity


Energy Star's Guiding Principles for high performance buildings
http://www.energystar.gov/ia/business/Guiding_Principles.pdf

US DOE Energy Savers site:
http://www.energysavers.gov/

Energy Star's Portfolio Manager: rate your building's energy performance
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=evaluate_performance.bus_
portfoliomanager

The Department of Design and Construction's guide to high-performing buildings
http://www.nyc.gov/html/ddc/html/design/sustainable_home.shtml

Guidance for Electric Metering in Federal Buildings
www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/pdfs/adv_metering.pdf

Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy
http://eetd.lbl.gov/ea/emp/cases/

Two Pathways To Energy Efficiency: An Energy Star Case Study
www.humanecologyreview.org/pastissues/her113/paton.pdf

Best Practices Case Study: New York Home Performance with ENERGY STAR
www.hprcenter.org/publications/best_practices_case_study_new_york.pdf


Lighting


Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S. DOE:
http://www.lbl.gov/

Lighting technology and designs from the U.S. Small Business Administration
http://www.business.gov/expand/green-business/energy-efficiency/upgrades/lighting.html

Seattle, Washington Case Studies
http://www.seattle.gov/light/conserve/business/cv5_sbiz.htm#Case%20Studies

California Energy Efficiency Standards for State Buildings: Tier 1
www.calrecycle.ca.gov/greenBuilding/Design/EnergyStd.doc

Midwest Illumination Case Studies
http://www.mwillumination.com/pdfs/MWI_CS_ford_17Mar08.pdf
http://www.mwillumination.com/pdfs/MWI_CS_murrys_17Mar08.pdf

DOE SSL Market Introduction Workshop Case Studies
http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/ssl/breakout_office_
ceiling_fixture_boston.pdf

Manual for Quality Energy Efficient Lighting
http://www.nyc.gov/html/ddc/downloads/pdf/lightman.pdf


Indoor Air Quality


IAQ and productivity
http://allergyclean.com/news/betterIAQimprovesproductivity.htm

IAQ, health and productivity
http://doas.psu.edu/fisk.pdf (PDF)

IAQ in large buildings
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/largebldgs/index.html

Environmental Design and Construction Magazine - 3 Case Studies for
Improved IAQ
http://www.edcmag.com/CDA/Archives/4d3e11c097697010VgnVCM100000f932a
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Thermal Comfort


Window treatments
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/windows_doors_skylights/index.cfm/
mytopic=13500

Seasonal heating tips
http://www.energysavers.gov/seasonal/tips_winter.html

Efficient heating and cooling
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=heat_cool.pr_hvac

Daylighting
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/lighting_daylighting/index.cfm/
mytopic=11980

 

Waste and Recycling

About recycling
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/guides/green_buildings.shtml

http://www.ilsr.org/recycling/buildingdebris.pdf

NYC Sustainability
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/sustainability/sustainability_main.shtml

Council on the environment of NYC
http://www.cenyc.org/recycling/faq


Construction and Demolition Waste Manual
http://www.nyc.gov/html/ddc/downloads/pdf/waste.pdf

Local Law 87 - Recycling for businesses
http://www.nyccouncil.info/pdf_files/bills/int0576-1992.htm

Commercial Recycling Regulations
http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/downloads/pdf/commercial2.pdf

Waste prevention tips for the office
http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/in_business/tips_business_
office.shtml#tips

 

Water Usage


Water conservation information from NYC
http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/in_business/case_studies_
water.shtml

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/guides/conserve_water.shtml

About greywater
http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/ts/ww/greywaterfact.pdf

EPA Water Efficiency Tips for Businesses
http://www.epa.gov/watersense/water_efficiency/bus.html



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