March 30, 2014
GreenHomeNYC will host a forum on Daylighting the Saw Mill River on Wednesday, April 16, from 6:30–8 p.m. at the Hansgrohe – AXOR Design Studio, 29 9th Ave. Manhattan, NY. Speakers Ned Sullivan, (Scenic Hudson), Joe Fleming, P.E., (PS&S Engineering), Rick Magder and Ann-Marie Mitroff (Groundwork Hudson Valley) will talk about working with private and public funding sources and the visioning and engineering processes of daylighting a stretch of the Saw Mill River that runs through the heart of downtown Yonkers. This project includes a new park adjacent to the now babbling Saw Mill River and has been a catalyst for $30 million in nearby revitalization projects.
March 17, 2014
By Gregory Thomas
On Tuesday, March 4th, GreenHomeNYC’s Green Careers group held its third meeting of the year. This time in Boston, Massachusetts during the BuildingEnergy 2014 (BE14) conference.
Matthew Cavanaugh Photography
BuildingEnergy, run by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (or NESEA, an affiliate of GreenHomeNYC), is a conference and trade show where professionals across the renewable energy and building performance industries gather to build, shape, and share their visions of a sustainable built environment. Attended by educators, emerging professionals, building owners and industry leaders, amongst others, it is an event where people have the opportunity to network, learn about cutting-edge technologies and methodologies, gain continuing education credits, and even grill high-caliber startups on what makes their product better than the competition, as happened at the Opening Forum of this year’s conference. As a relative newcomer to GreenHomeNYC, NESEA, and the building performance industry in general, I was excited to experience every aspect of this conference over the three days it took place, from March 4th through March 6th. Let me highlight just a few of my favorite experiences of the conference.