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Multifamily Building Analyst Training – Fall 2014

September 24, 2014

Get the BPI Certification you need – Evening Classes!

Our schedule allows you to finish the class in two months.

e9370eed6038fa300d239b54bcac9ed3_330If you are an energy professional working in multifamily buildings or just want to learn about multifamily building energy analysis and efficiency, this is the class for you. GreenHomeNYC’s experienced network of building scientists will conduct classes to prepare you to become a certified BPI Multifamily Building Analyst (MFBA).


Our classes are condensed, 3 hour sessions 6 – 9pm, once a week, to complete the course in a little more than two months.


Our class includes over 175 Pages of digital handouts, some out of print, and some of the best new and classic information available about the subject matter. 


$850 Fee* Includes 10 Evening Training Classes,

175 Pages of e-publications, and all powerpoints!

* discounts available for GreenHomeNYC Volunteers & NESEA Members






“Whether your focus is energy auditing, real estate development or building management, this is a valuable certification that will change the way you look at buildings, and poignantly delivered with the Padian flare!”  – Christopher Mahase, Director of Sustainability, NYC Housing Preservation & Development


“GreenHomeNYC’s MFBA class prepared me for the BPI Multifamily Buildings Auditor certification and allowed me to meet some amazing people currently working in New York’s green industry. The instructor brought with him a wealth of real-world experience that really drove home the concepts of multifamily building science and helped me to obtain my certification, which was key to me getting hired in the industry.”  – Mary Tchamkina, Program Associate, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.


“The MFBA class is taught by Andy Padian who is truly passionate about the material. You cannot help but feel excited about the lecture topic as his energy transfers to the class even after a long day at work. This class has real value to anyone who takes it. It is full of interesting learning and networking.”  – Ruth D. Ayalon, BPI-MFBA, Mechanical Engineer, Association for Energy Affordability. (more…)

October Forum: Pull Up the Shades: Spotlight on Windows

September 19, 2014

Every building has them, but what do we really know about the different types of windows in NYC Buildings? And what are the most efficient ones available to us? Join GreenHomeNYC this October to tackle some of these questions in our spotlight on windows and insulation forum. From the different building codes, to how we use windows once they’re in our buildings, and just what really goes on in those all glass buildings, this is sure to be a forum not to miss!


This forum is free and open to the public!


Date: Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Place: DORMA Design Center, 1040 Avenue of the Americas, 22nd floor, New York, NY 10001


Click here to register!


Our speakers will include:


Cecil Scheib, Urban Green Council, Chief Program Officer

Cecil leads Urban Green’s Advocacy, Public Programs, and Research. Previously, as Director of Advocacy, he organized efforts of the Building Resiliency Task Force at the request of the NYC Mayor and Speaker, and has led Urban Green’s green codes efforts since 2012. With over twenty years sustainability experience, Cecil was formerly Director of Energy and Sustainability at New York University, cutting energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by 30% in five years. He wrote NYU’s Climate Action Plan and Energy and Water Design Standards for new construction, and managed the Sustainable Landscaping and Recycling Shops. Prior to NYU, he founded Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, an off-grid community of 75 residents dedicated to innovating sustainable technology and social systems. Cecil teaches GPRO:O&M through SEIU Local 32 BJ Thomas Shortman Training Fund. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a Professional Engineer’s license from New York State, and is a Certified Energy Manager and LEED Accredited Professional.


Aurimas Sabulis, Intus Windows, Managing Director

Aurimas Sabulis, principal at Intus Windows, has been involved in sustainable building design for past decade. With extensive knowledge in glazing systems Aurimas helped to lead numerous projects at Intus Windows that were featured in multiple publications and media sources including Builder’s magazine, Light Construction Journal and similar. His expertise provided substantial help to multiple Passive House standard building across US including first Net-Zero House in Washington DC and first Charter School in US to use triple windows. Aurimas is tremendously involved in organizations promoting green, sustainable and energy efficient design in buildings. He constantly tries to influence organizations such as USGBC and Passive House Institute to push the boundaries on required building envelope performance criteria and show the best possible solutions for it. Aurimas’ experience in European building markets provides invaluable knowledge to Intus Windows clients and different organizations were Aurimas is involved. His experience in building industry and expertize in finances allowed Intus Windows to develop product lines that can be affordable and at the same time can exceed performance metrics of majority currently developed building.



Keep checking back at our website for more information on this forum!

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