NYC Energy

Charting the energy in NYC's environment

Featuring climate smart energy choices and energy efficiency projects all across NYC! We were originally inspired to map energy in NYC by the Great Northeast Blackout of 2003, and published our first printed map on the topic in 2006. A continually evolving process, this new Open Green Map includes the best of the sites. Want to help us add more to it?  Click Suggest a Site at the top!

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January 27, 2006

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A beautiful community garden cultivated with a wonderful spirited sensibility plus 6B Garden has a popular performance space. Often open during the evening. Fabulous fireflies!...
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This is an amazing park! Make sure the nature center is open before you go.
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Gold LEED certified luxury residential tower.The building is the 2nd residential green building in NYC. There are 274 apartments. The building has a 2 story Limestone base and brick and glass exterior...
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This Museum has Manhattan's largest solar array as of 2012! 36 kiloWatts of solar is atop Museum of Jewish Heritage's south annex (the Verdesian Towers above also has solar!). Opened in 1997, visitors...
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South east of Battery Park - see - https://www.siferry.com/. Completed in Spring 2005, the Whitehall Terminal serves 70,000 daily Staten Island commuters and the features new climate control technolog...
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Most notable feature is the Statue of Liberty, a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. Now helping us all breath free, this National Park site in New York Harbor is biomass-powered.
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Now helping us all breath free, this National Park site in New York Harbor is biomass-powered. Ellis Island also serves as home to New York's famous Statue of Liberty.
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This tall office tower is a renewably powered government building. While primarily being considered a green building, this government building is also home to a newly landscaped and designed public pl...
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The Place for Everything New York! They offer NYPD, FDNY, DSNY, and Parks Department merchandise as well as municipal publications, the Green Book (official reference guide to NY), and others. Buy m...
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A place where people can learn about and explore new technologies and issues related to architecture. Throughout the years, the Center has evolved to be become an increasingly important cultural insti...
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A member-run cooperative grocer in the East Village providing high-quality organic food and household products. 4th St. Food Corp stock a variety of local, organic and fair-trade goods, seasonal fruit...
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Four new affordable Lower East Side People's Mutual Housing Association apartment buildings designed by Chris Benedict RA and Henry Gifford. While being bike friendly, these apartment buildings are eq...
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This is a medium sized community garden where solar powered electricity catches the sun from the waterfall and sheds light. This community garden is maintained by local residents in association with ...
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This low-cost bike shop offers youth programs, clubs (with seasonal bike rides for kids), youth internships, and other activities for youth. They hold various events throughout the year and provide fu...
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A pioneer, this organic cafe is now one of dozens in NYC serving healthy, locally grown, energy-efficient vegetarian meals. This cafe revolves their food around organic, plant based cuisine and their ...
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Year-Round Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays/Saturdays 8:00a.m.-6:00p.m.
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This energy, arts and education center, created by Community Environmental Center, is located in the vibrant eco-park created by People Power. Come learn and take part in a number of educational works...
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This building is primarily used by the NYC Administration for Children's Services and is the first place where children who were mistreated are taken. This building is also home to the Emergency Child...
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Cloud Institute is committed to teaching, learning and thinking play on the shift toward a sustainable future. Using teacher training, bio-sculpture & other resources, they equip school systems K-12 a...
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The first green skyscraper in New York City, the Conde Nast building is a 48-story office tower that was finished in 2000. Part of the 42nd Street Master Plan to promote the redevelopment of this area...
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Energy Star apartment building on the Upper West Side that employs green design using the latest in environmental science, creating apartments that are housed in an environmentally sensitive structure...
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United Nations HQ (10%) and Secretary General's residence (100%) are wind powered. The 38-story Secretariat Building has east-west walls fully covered with thermopane glass, which is designed to absor...
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Using natural underwater currents to pioneer generation of low-impact electricity. 5-10 megawatts is the eventual goal.
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Harlem's first affordable green building and smart residence, with over 60% of the building made from materials that are either recyclable or renewable and consume 25% less energy than is allowed by t...
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Addressing land-use, energy, transportation, water & waste policy, and education in order to advance the environmental and economic improvement of the South Bronx. They are currently working on a vari...
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