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July Forum: Certified Living – The Living Building Challenge

July 9, 2018

Certified Living – The Living Building Challenge Dissected

 

 

The concept of buildings performing as an ecosystem is becoming a reality as advancing design strategies and certifications strengthen the integration of the natural and built environments. Living Building Challenge, administered by the International Living Future Institute, challenges buildings to function as a sustainable system by encouraging thoughtful and holistic design.

 

Join GreenHome NYC Wednesday July 18th to deepen your knowledge of healthy, impactful building design. Learn about the positive impacts and potential ramifications of buildings pursuing the Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification from LBC and construction experts.

 

Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: BrightPower, 11 Hanover Square, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10005

 

Register here!

 

Stay tuned for speaker details!


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{Green Careers} July 2018: Environmental Health and Safety

July 2, 2018

Pollution, hazardous waste, resiliency, and quality of living spaces: These are some of the ways that environmental issues and health issues intersect. Join us for a presentation on Environmental Health and Safety in buildings, active sites, the workplace, and more. Come learn about the ins and outs of improving health standards and network with practicing professionals.
 
Date: Tuesday July 10, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:00pm, with networking afterwards
Location: NYSERDA 1359 Broadway (between 36th & 37th St), 19th Floor
Please note that tickets are non-refundable.
 
If you have any questions, please contact the GHNYC Green Careers group at greencareers@greenhomenyc.org. Click here to register!


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June Forum: Sustainability & Social Justice

June 19, 2018

With a growing awareness of sustainable development practices in the built-environment, it is critical to assess whether the people involved are the ones whose communities are being directly affected by the development. For instance, it might be the case that a highly energy efficient building is celebrated but at the cost of a local marginalized community. It is important that we are taking care of the environment while also taking care of its people.

 

At this month’s forum focused on Sustainability & Social Justice, several speakers will discuss the actions that are being taken through community organizing and campaigning with the needs of potentially marginalized communities at the forefront of their efforts. As we hear from these organizations, we invite you to think about how we can develop sustainably with all parties’ interests involved.

 

Date: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Place: Knoll Showroom, 1330 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

 

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{Green Careers} June Recap: Women and Minorities in Green

June 18, 2018

by Curtis Morrow

 

The June Green Careers event, held at GroheLive! Center, focused on women and minorities in the green sector.  Former Green Careers Lead Volunteer, Samantha Yost hosted the event, the topic of which holds special meaning for her.  As an LGBTQ woman, Yost believes that GreenHomeNYC “had her back” and helped her break into the sustainability field.

 

Our panelists for the evening spoke about their experiences in the green sector as either a woman, a minority or both.  Julianna Wei, Energy Engineer and Technical Project Manager at TRC Energy Services, is a female engineer of Chinese descent, who as a child, was a minority in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).  She highlighted the importance of finding allies and mentors at every stage of one’s career. Mentors may not directly present themselves as such – it’s up to you to build the relationship through on-on-one, person-to-person discussions. She advised acknowledging the lack of diversity in a specific setting as objectively as possible without adding subjective commentary on how to deal with it.

 

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