EDC President Pinsky Speaks With Eco-Partners
New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth Pinsky gave an update on the city's efforts to grow sustainably at the latest NYLCVEF Eco-Partners Breakfast.
Our Eco-Partners Program builds bridges between the business and environmental communities, in an effort to find common ground and work collaboratively for environmental improvements.
Pinsky spoke at length about the Bloomberg administration's goal to transform New York City into the "21st century capital of innovation." That entails improving both the physical and economic infrastructure of the city to lay the foundation for future growth.
For example, Pinsky spoke about the effort to redevelop Willets Point, a neighborhood in Queens, to address contamination hazards and to create a more sustainable community.
As for setting a new direction for the city's economy, Pinsky talked about the new engineering sciences campus slated for construction on Roosevelt Island as a positive step forward. Studies show that such hubs for engineering and innovation are likely to generate new, high-tech businesses -- many of which are working on clean energy and energy-efficiency issues.
The campus itself will incorporate advanced sustainability measures, including the largest net-zero emissions building on the East Coast and the use of geothermal wells to heat facilities in the winter and cool them in the summer months.
To learn how your company can become an NYLCVEF Eco-Partner, contact Hilary Wilkes at (212) 361-6350 ext. 204.
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