Bringing Modern Green Technologies to New York’s Old Buildings



A Brooklyn-based startup is retrofitting 1,200 old buildings in New York City with green energy. BlocPower, the startup funded by Jeff Bezos and other top investors, came up with groundbreaking solutions to “green” already existing homes. The company will lease clean energy heating and cooling systems, solar panels, and electric appliances. After 10 to 15 years of leasing, once BlocPower has earned enough money from the equipment to pay back investors, the company will transfer ownership to landlords. This project aims to not only reduce fossil fuel emissions but save building owners money by reducing energy costs by 30 to 50 percent. And best yet, this solution may soon expand to other cities, with the Bezos Earth Fund granting BlocPower $5 million to digitally map out 125 million buildings across the U.S. to apply similar sustainable retrofitting.

Latest Stories

At Home on Earth with Photographer Yasmin Namini

Each month, Bluedot Living will feature a photo essay by Yasmin Namini, a former Chief Consumer...

Climate Quick Tip: Read It Forward

Donate your gently used books to libraries within your community or find a Little Free Library.

The Cabbage Dispatch: Home Sweet Home Stretch

Easy, peaceful, and cozy — these words became the guide for decision-making, and they became especially...
Bluedot Living
Bluedot Living
Bluedot Living Magazine is a sustainable living magazine and website with locations throughout North America.
Read More

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here