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Behind the Scenes: How Job Creation at BlocPower Impacted Me

My journey started during the harsh winter of 2015, I was just dismissed from college and I felt trapped. However, that was just one new obstacle in my path. With no home, no job, and the pressures of college weighing on my mind, I was completely alone, fighting a battle without the proper equipment. Eventually, ​I was introduced to Green City Force, an AmeriCorps program that hires residents of the NYC Housing Authority, and was given a second chance ​to finally fix my broken life.

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We Can Help Building Owners Lower Bills Today!

BlocMaps is finally in the hands of the New York City residents who need it most, and our customers are ready to save money on their building gas, heating oil, and electric bills. This week, the BlocPower team deployed BlocMaps in the field for a long-time resident of Brooklyn. With the power of our predictive energy consumption model at her fingertips, our customer was able to visualize her building’s performance and better understand her energy needs.

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Behind The Scenes: Two Journeys Collide, A BlocPower Love Affair

Just like a love journey, the energy industry is full of exciting challenges. My journey began studying energy engineering. I saw many problems in the energy industry: climate change, underserved communities, and wasted resources. Over time I began to question how I would make this business more sustainable and pursued an MBA degree at Brandeis University. I then met BlocPower and settled down as an Investment Associate, where I help solve access to capital issues within the energy industry.

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Power to the People at Smart Cities NYC ’17

Look for BlocPower at the Smart Cities NYC’17 conference this week. Don’t miss our CEO, Donnel Baird, on the “Power to the People” panel in Duggal I at 3:30pm on Thursday, May 4. And make sure to stop by and say hi to us at the Urbantech NYC booth inside the Duggal Greenhouse (10-11am on Thursday, May 4 and 12-1pm on Friday, May 5).

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BlocPower Has a Solution for Heating Oil Fraud

Heating oil fraud has cost taxpayers millions of dollars in New York City over the years. Instead of delivering full orders, heating oil businesses have repeatedly been found to steal oil from their customers. On Thursday, April 27 at the New Lab Urban Tech Hub Launch, BlocPower will debut our solution to protect building owners from losing money on heating oil they never receive.

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Save Money, Save Water

For something so vital to our survival, most of us spend very little time thinking about our water –where it comes from, how it gets to us, what happens along the way, and how much we use are all important questions that we rarely ask. Did you know that if you live in New York City, your tap water travels more than 125 miles from upstate New York.

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Celebrating Earth Day at BlocPower

Here at BlocPower we celebrate the values and ideals embodied in the Earth Day movement. This week as we reflected on the importance of Earth Day, we spoke to NBC to share how we create more sustainable cities using technology and engineering innovations. Learn about you can get involved through our crowdfunding platform to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our community. The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, building off of increasing awareness of air and water pollution in the United ...

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