Archive for January, 2012


January 26, 2012

On January 20 2012 the Con Edison C-I Program made a 50% incentive offer for our energy efficiency study at a three-story commercial building in the Bronx.

We are one of eight architects/engineers on the USA Swimming list of Professional Consultants.

Weekend Links

January 20, 2012


Energy efficiency market expands 6%.

Edison Electric Institute launched a smart-grid web site this week.

Lithium industry posits electric transportation infrastructure.


Who would you take: Simms, Eli, or Tarkenton ?

Palmyra Peak photo Jack Palmer


January 15, 2012

NYC Planning has proposed to amend zoning for storefront districts of the Upper West Side.

The storefront projects pictured required NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission approval. The zoning is as-of-right. We designed a custom typeface for the Chanin Building storefronts along the 42 Street facade.

Renderings @ Chanin Bldg. + design of Frozen Ropes W. 74 St.:    Salvador Behar Architects

Weekend Links

January 13, 2012

Natural gas futures in Cushing, Oklahoma closed today at $2.70 per million BTU, a price last seen during the first week of September 2009, and last seen in January during the 2002 heating season.

* NYSEG commercial or industrial customers can access an electric and gas rebate program. For custom applications submitted with an energy study, NYSEG offers an incentive yielding a one-year payback, or equal to 50% of incremental equipment costs v. ASHRAE 90.7. Please contact us if you’re an interested NYSEG customer.

Here are some energy and urbanism ideas from Europe: Animation

* This winter the Sierra Nevada is getting the least snow since the 1800’s.  Below are current snow depths as measured by NOAA.

Photo copyright Eugenia C. Behar


January 12, 2012

Job Listing: please do not call or fax, submit CV via email to

Con Edison Commercial Industrial Program

January 4, 2012

On January 11, 2012, I will be one of several presenters at a Con Ed C-I Program event at 1133 Westchester Avenue in White Plains. The event runs from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM and includes a buffet breakfast. Con Edison is a co-sponsor and admission is free. Please email us for the flyer.