Tags Archives

green jobs

Prepare for Heating Season with Community Retrofit NYC

In preparation for the fall heating season, BlocPower’s Community Retrofit NYC team has been all over Brooklyn this summer helping building owners and contractors prepare. The team canvassed weekly throughout East New York, Bed Stuy, and Bushwick meeting nearly 200 new building owners along the way. Whether installing a new boiler, upgrading a thermostat, or navigating the vast world of government incentive programs, the Community Retrofit team is eager to tackle the complex problems facing New York City’s building owners. ...

Read More

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.

Read More

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).

Read More

Philadelphia Energy Authority looks to BlocPower’s business model while leveraging $1 billion in energy efficiency investments

The Philadelphia Energy Campaign is leveraging $1 billion in public and private investment in energy efficiency and clean energy projects over the next 10 years. The Philadelphia Energy Authority is looking to BlocPower’s business model and success in New York City to inform their strategy as they develop the Philadelphia Energy Campaign and aim to create 10,000 jobs and return $200 million in cost savings to the local economy. Hear BlocPower CEO, Donnel Baird, speak with Katie Colaneri on WHYY (Philadelphia Public Radio) about how ...

Read More

How is this New York in Winter?

It’s difficult to ignore the moderate days. The out of ordinary days. The days where you step outside and think, “How is this New York in the winter?” Although in the coming weeks it seems as if the weather will return to its normal, icy self, one cannot ignore the chilling “anomalies” of warm weather that are growing in relevancy and concern. The primary issue with brushing off the ubiquity of climate change is that more often than not, it ...

Read More

Curious How BlocPower Creates Green Jobs in NYC?

Donnel Baird, BlocPower Founder and CEO, is proud to participate in “Race and Pathways to Employment” a solutions-focused discussion with Jami Floyd, host at WNYC; Jordyn Lexton, founder of Drive Change; and Jessamyn Rodriguez, founder of Hot Bread Kitchen. Join Donnel at Solutions Week, 7pm ET on Thursday, January 12 at The Greene Space in Manhattan to learn how BlocPower creates green jobs for underemployed workers from some of New York City’s most vulnerable populations. Get Your Tickets Now! Can’t make ...

Read More

This is a unique website which will require a more modern browser to work!

Please upgrade today!