What is Clean Diesel?

Share This Page

October 02, 2019   |   Habitat


Backup Generator Powers 55 Central Park West

The Art Deco masterpiece at 55 Central Park West and West 66th Street is no stranger to catastrophe – of the fictional variety. The building was prominently featured in the 1984 comedy Ghostbusters, in which an all-powerful apocalyptic entity threatened to destroy the building and, ultimately, all of humankind.

In January of 2019, the nine-member co-op board addressed a more realistic, 21st-century threat – a possible power outage – by installing a powerful diesel back-up generator. “Foremost on our mind was the risk to the health, safety, and well-being of our community,” says board president Peter Greenwald. “In case of a power failure, not all people are able to climb the stairs of our 20-story building. We have kids, we have older people, and we have people with infirmities. Everybody should be able to get to their homes. For instance, if you cannot get to your home to get to your medication, you are at a significant risk.”

Read More



All News & Resources

More News

Sign up for diesel direct

weekly analysis & commentary from the diesel technology forum