Have you ever noticed how sleeping in an NYU dorm can cause irregular bouts of shivering and sweating all in the same night? Ever wondered why NYU wastes so much energy blasting heat while you crack open your window in mid-January?
Fortunately for us, Radiator Labs, a NYC-based startup, has developed a way to combat our temperature woes, and we’re the guinea pigs. Funded through Kickstarter and an NYU Green Grant, the startup is currently testing its “smart oven-mitt” in the 7th Street dorm and two Columbia buildings.
However, Radiator Labs isn’t the only startup NYU is helping get off the ground. It’s housed in NYC ACRE, or the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Resilient Economy. At the moment, NYC ACRE is one of three business incubators partnering with NYU Poly.