Category Archives: Sustainability

Bulb Phase-out (EISA Act of 2007)

We have been paying close attention to the 2nd phase of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 which comes in effect this January 1, 2014. The first phase of the act brought the demise of the standard 100w … Continue reading

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Made in New York City: The Remains Lighting Factory on National Manufacturing Day

Made in NYC asked us to post a few photos of our factory in Brooklyn, NY in honor of National Manufacturing Day. We are very happy to oblige. Manufacturing generates a huge, complex web of economic activity, from providing jobs … Continue reading

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Please turn off your lights for Earth Hour

This Saturday at 8:30pm (local time, wherever you are) turn off your lights, even if they are beautiful, and you bought them from Remains, and leave them off for at least an hour. Join me, the WWF, and participate in … Continue reading

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The French government just announced that they are taking the vanguard position on light pollution and energy conservation with a new law to control lighting at night. The environmental ministry announced the law yesterday (to go into effect July 1 … Continue reading

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Emerging Leaders: Trends and Culture Shifts of a New Generation at the Go Green Conference NYC

Next Wednesday September 19th, I’m heading to the GoGreen NYC conference at The (New York) Times Center. I was asked to speak about green business with a panel of other business leaders. The conference is a gathering of environmental advocates, … Continue reading

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EPA Panel at Brooklyn Navy Yard

I had an interesting discussion with the EPA, yes, that EPA. Amy Anderson from The New York Industrial Retention Network, a local nonprofit that advocates for local and sustainable manufacturing, invited me to a panel with Andrew Kimball, President and … Continue reading

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Green Roofs and Other Sustainable Technologies in New York City

I was invited to present to a group of green building professionals, businesses, and community leaders along with a few other speakers, including Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, yesterday at Pratt Center for Community Development. The focus of the event was green … Continue reading

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Renewable Power

I was presenting some research to the LA chapter of the IESLA on the relative benefits of different lighting technologies from a sustainability point of view (basically: incandescent vs. fluorescent vs. LED) and I was asked by a gentleman at … Continue reading

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