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October Green Building Tours – Harbor School

October 4, 2014



A Sustainable School Tour: NY Harbor School


School is back in session! Join us on Thursday, October 23rd for a special morning tour of the New York Harbor School’s Billion Oyster Project!


Date:  Thursday, October 23rd 2014

Time:  8:00 AM – 10:30AM (meet at South Ferry. Boat leaves at 8:15 AM sharp!) We will be returning on the 10:30am ferry back to Manhattan

Cost:  $8.00

IMG_20130911_170032_856Billion Oyster Project (BOP) is a long-term, large-scale plan to restore one billion live oysters to New York Harbor over the next twenty years and in the process educate thousands of young people in New York City about the ecology and economy of their local marine environment.  BOP is a partnership of schools, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals all working together to grow oysters and make our city a healthier and more resilient place to live. This partnership also includes local, state, and federal regulatory agencies – the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – with whom we work closely to certify and monitor our aquaculture methodology and ongoing habitat restoration projects.


About the Harbor School:


Located in the heart of New York Harbor, and accessible only by ferry, Harbor School offers a unique, on-water learning experience for all its students.

Students learn to build and operate boats; spawn and harvest millions of oysters; design submersible, remotely-operated vehicles; conduct real-life research; and dive underwater. Students go on trips, tour colleges, hear and learn from experts in science and industry, and participate in the school’s on-going oyster restoration research program.



Space is limited!


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:


Jamie Kleinberg, Urban Green Council, Advocacy & Research Coordinator

Jamie Kleinberg is responsible for the implementation of Urban Green Council’s advocacy and research projects. She guided the production of 90 by 50, a report which showed that New York City can reduce greenhouse gas emissions 90% by 2050, with a major focus on the building sector. Jamie also coordinated the planning and development of the Building Resiliency Task Force, an effort to improve the New York City building code after Superstorm Sandy, and is involved with Urban Green’s ongoing green code endeavors. Other work includes Seduced by the View, a study of tenant behavior in all-glass buildings, and Baby It’s Cold Inside, an analysis of how different codes and construction types affect building resiliency during power outages. Jamie holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University and is a LEED Green Associate.


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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