Today in Cleantech

In New York City, the iconic United Nations Headquarters teems with diplomats and ambassadors tackling societal issues.  Soon, the U.N. will bookend the United States with a different sort of complex on the West Coast, one dedicated to environmental sustainability.  The $20 million U.N. Global Compact Center in San Francisco’s Hunters Point Shipyard is slated to open its doors in 2012 .  Plans call for a cleantech business incubator and conference space meant to foster innovation, promote private industry engagement and provide a place for stakeholders to meet face-to-face.  Judging by an early render, the new U.N. Center will be pretty iconic too.