Sustainable

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Back in 2014 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced milestone steps taken in New York State’s comprehensive “Reforming the Energy Vision” strategy to spur clean energy innovation and investment, improve customer choice and value, and protect the environment. The actions announced today will put into motion five new reforms enabling further growth of the local clean energy industry and modernizing how the utility sector operates—critical efforts expected to bring new jobs to the state.

“These steps will help provide New Yorkers with clean, more affordable and reliable energy while also strengthening New York’s energy grid,” Governor Cuomo said. “We are investing in a sustainable, local energy future, which will help the energy industry produce more clean power and move New York’s economy forward.”
 

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BIG RAY has always convert (waste) into reusable material. Using recyclable materials to save money and the enivorment.

BIG RAY Renovations has been able to maintain a level of excellence thorough the years . Providing an ecological balance using natural talents and resources . Developing sustainable relationships with clients using good educational practices.

NYC is Building GREEN
 

The City is greening its building codes and continuing to enact sustainable recommendations made by the New York City Green Codes Task Force (GCTF). Since GCTF was convened in 2008, New York City has implemented 48 out of 111 proposals. An expansion of boiler efficiency testing and tuning in February 2014, promoted more efficient performance, lower heating costs, and cleaner air. Nine additional GCTF recommendations were introduced as bills in the 2014 legislation session.
 
The NYC Department of Buildings’ (DOB) core mission is to advance public safety, enforce the laws that govern construction, and facilitate compliant development. To support that effort, the NYC Energy Conservation Code (Energy Code or NYCECC) is one of the five codes that comprise the NYC Construction Codes, and enforcement is headed up by DOB. NYCECC enforcement has been strengthened by dedicating a team of plan examiners to review proposed projects for Energy Code compliance. The team conducts intensive reviews of all applications for new buildings and major renovations and collaborates with design professionals to bring projects into compliance. This new protocol is expected to increase NYCECC compliance for thousands of projects annually in New York City, supporting the US Department of Energy’s nationwide goal to have all projects substantially code-compliant by 2017
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Solar Energy in New York

Large and Small Systems for Heat and Power


Long Island Solar Farm is the largest solar power plant
in the eastern United States. It consists of 164,000
solar panels that provide up to 32 MW of electricity
(Credit: Brookhaven National Laboratory)

SalesSolar energy is abundant, non-polluting and does not emit greenhouse gases responsible for global warming. Even in the northeastern United States, where sunlight is variable, solar energy helps to warm and light many buildings and can make a significant contribution to meeting demand for electricity and hot water.

Solar technologies can be applied at both large and small scales. Large commercial scale solar power plants feed electricity directly to the utility electric grid. Smaller distributed solar electricity generation by individual homes, institutions or businesses is economically feasible because New York has adopted "net metering," which allows excess electricity generated on sunny days to flow back into the electric grid, with credit or payment from the utility company for the power generated.

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