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We've asked the NextEnergy team to share the industry-related news, stories and information that have grabbed their attention this month. We hope you find it useful!

Eric McDonald, Director, Facilities & Infrastructure Development

What he’s reading: New York City bans natural gas in new buildings

Media: Reuters

What makes it interesting: The largest city in the US is eliminating natural gas from new construction of buildings. Other cities will likely follow and move toward codes propagating an all electric future.

Kate Bell, Program Manager

What she’s reading: Will GAF Energy beat Tesla on integrated solar roofs?

Media: Canary Media

What makes it interesting: When we typically think of rooftop solar, the image that comes to mind is a traditional solar mounted panel on a racking secured by drilling through the roof. GAF Energy is disrupting the roofing industry by skipping the racking process altogether and creating and installing composite solar shingles – a two-in-one roof and building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV). The hybrid roof and BIPV meets roofing standards such as withstanding the elements such as intense rain and hail and achieves a Class A fire rating. With GAF holding firm on roughly a quarter of the country’s roofing market, the potential for these shingles to appear on rooftops across America is astounding. This is an exciting example of how companies that are generally not at the forefront of smart cities and smart buildings discussions actually have huge roles to play in helping achieve a carbon-neutral future by focusing on the industries and customers they know so well.

Lauren Mattar, Technical Program Manager

What she’s reading: Pittsburgh Is Reimagining Mobility

Media: Better Bike Share Partnership

What makes it interesting: Pittsburgh, PA is launching a pilot for a comprehensive Mobility as a Service program within the city. This solution connects multi-modal mobility services, such as bike and scooter share, car share, and the public transit system all within one app. A successful implementation like this helps to create more accessibility within the mobility space and removes the requirement of ownership for personal transportation.

Bill Siddall, Chief Operating Officer

What he’s reading: Amazon Web Services to Share Emissions Data as Tech Giants Race To Green The Cloud

Media: Wall Street Journal

What makes it interesting: Environmental, Social & Governance criteria continue to make a difference in the acceleration of emission free power generation.

Jim Saber, President & Chief Executive Officer

What he’s reading:¬†3 Big New Green Hydrogen Projects Launch

Media: CleanTechnica

What makes it interesting: Three interesting green hydrogen projects that can accelerate our path to carbon neutrality.

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