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{Green Careers} Webinar: Sustainability Careers & Job Search Strategies in a Changing World

November 16, 2017

GreenHomeNYC is pleased to present a new webinar by Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director, Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College.

 

Dr. Goodstein will provide participants with a tailored, concrete job search strategy; outline different mission-driven career directions in sustainable business, non-profits and government; evaluate the impact of President Trump on sustainability jobs; discuss grad school and continuing education options (including school now/school later); and take questions from the audience.

 

Hosted by the GreenHomeNYC {Green Careers} Program and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Webinar Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm including Q&A

Location: Your computer

Login instructions will be sent with your confirmation.

 

If you have any questions, please contact our Green Careers team at greencareers@greenhomenyc.org

 

NYC’s 80 x 50 Goal: Is it Realistic? How Do We Get There?

November 15, 2017

By: Tom Sahagian

 

As you probably know, “80×50” means reducing greenhouse gases produced in New York City 80 percent by the year 2050. As a practical matter this almost certainly means we must reduce the combustion of fossil fuels by 80 percent — either by increasing energy efficiency or by increasing the amount of energy we produce without using combustion (or, most likely, a combination of the two). This shift must take place in every sector — transportation, industry, buildings, etc., but I will focus here only on buildings.

 

Technically, there is no doubt that 80×50 is achievable. But it’s not going to be easy. The biggest obstacles to success will not be technological — in my experience they are almost always fear and inertia on the part of decision-makers.

 

But why? Inertia is easy to explain — it’s usually easier to do nothing than to take action — but the fear: what’s behind it? I believe the fear is the result of two factors; 1) the fear of making a costly mistake, and 2) the fear of being blamed for said costly mistake. If we can eliminate the first factor, it will go a long way towards eliminating the second, with the result that 80×50 could actually succeed. (more…)

November Forum: Innovations in Transportation: Mobility in Smart Cities

November 7, 2017

 

Join GreenHomeNYC for “Innovations in Transportation: Mobility in Smart Cities” at the fabulous new Hafele Showroom to learn about the ways cities are adapting to the latest innovations in technology coupled with the greater demands on infrastructure due to increased density and aging assets. The forum will target innovative solutions that are being championed to get people and goods where they need to be while reducing their carbon footprint. We’ll hear from five thought leaders on mobility and transportation in NYC as it strives to be a true Smart City.

 

Where: Hafele America Co, 20 West 22nd St Suite 201 (2nd Floor) New York, NY 10010

Date:  Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM


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Posted by Jennifer Urrutia in Blog, Monthly Forum

GreenHomeNYC November Tour – Building towards Resilience

November 2, 2017

As the region observes the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, GreenHomeNYC’s November tour will explore the topic of building resilience. The tour will feature two buildings on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, 334 East 8th Street and 327 East 8th Street, both of which were severely damaged by the storm. The tour will be led by Henry Gifford of Chris Benedict, R.A., whose work on resilient design has been featured in the New York Times, and who was directly involved in salvaging the buildings.

 

Gifford will speak about the specific steps he took to rehabilitate the sites as well as discuss the greater implications for resilient building design. At 334 East 8th Street, guests will be able to visit the boiler room that was moved from the basement to the roof, learn about the change from direct electrical metering to master/submetering, and view the improvements in sewage management. At 327 East 8th Street, Gifford will discuss the process of moving the direct electric meters upstairs.

 

Don’t miss this great opportunity to get a firsthand look at the nuts and bolts of building resilience!

 

Date/Time: Monday, November 13th at 2:30pm

 

Click here to register!

 


Posted by GreenHomeNYC Tours in Blog, Green Building Tours

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