January 10, 2017

January Forum: Green Catwalk

Join us for our annual kick-start to the New Year!   Happy New Year from the Monthly Forums Group!  Once again, we’ll be bringing you a whole new lineup of interesting topics, and January brings you the annual Green Catwalk, featuring a multitude of hot topics for 2017.   Join us to hear current updates and. Read more…


Posted by Theresa Heller in Blog, Monthly Forum

December 29, 2016

How Green is Your Hotel: Sustainability in the Hotel Industry

by Tamanna Mohapatra   We’ve just been through another holiday season with tourists filling sidewalks, restaurants and New York City hotels. According to NYC & Company, the official destination marketing organization for the city, over 58 million visitors came to Manhattan in 2015 alone, and another 59.7 million were projected for last year. Clearly, tourism. Read more…

December 27, 2016

Energy Efficiency: It’s All About the People

By Pamela Berns   After attending four panel discussions and taking several turns around vendor exhibit floor of the 2016 BuildingEnergyNYC conference, one thing became perfectly clear. When it comes to sustainability and energy efficiency, there is no shortage of tools: codes, incentives, certifications, technology, data collection, and some incredibly innovative products and services. But. Read more…

December 1, 2016

It Pays to Volunteer! Meet the Winners of the 2016 GreenHomeNYC Scholarship

By Pamela Berns  As an educational non-profit, GreenHomeNYC is committed to the advancement of people in the energy efficiency and renewable energy fields, especially those GreenHomeNYC volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the organization.   Says Board President Jim Henderson, “Our partnership with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) creates a great opportunity for. Read more…

Building Energy NYC: Sustainable Solutions for New York City

by Kimberly Stempien   Imagine a city with clean air, solar energy, plenty of pedestrian spaces and no cars. It’s not at all far-off; these are all on the agenda for New York City in coming years. In fact, some of the projects are already in progress. The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association held their annual. Read more…

November 30, 2016

The GreenHomeNYC Green Careers group thanks all our volunteers and participants for helping us make 2016 a great year!

Green Careers provides informational resources and networking opportunities for emerging and transitioning professionals seeking careers in the fields of energy efficiency, sustainability and green technology.   Learn where and how to pursue these opportunities through presentations by government, business, non-profit, and research and development experts, as well as job-search workshops with career development professionals.  Our events are. Read more…

November 29, 2016

Help Keep NYC Green on Giving Tuesday

    On Giving Tuesday, GreenHomeNYC gives thanks to our scores of dedicated volunteers, pro bono speakers, and generous event space donors who have helped make us a leader in training the next generation of “green” professionals and advancing energy efficiency in the built environment.   All our programs are fully volunteer run. We have. Read more…

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Posted by Lisa Bonanate in Blog

November 22, 2016

Nature Does it Better: Biomimicry in Architecture and Engineering

by Zack Mortice   The most important convergence of design and biological sciences today relies on “innovation” that’s millions, if not billions, of years old.   Biomimicry is the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems; biomimicry in architecture and manufacturing is the practice of. Read more…

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Posted by Lisa Bonanate in Blog

November 13, 2016

{Green Careers} October 2016 Recap: Green Products Industry

by Keith Wong   October’s GreenHomeNYC Sustainable Career Tracks explored careers that focus on reducing the public health threats found in materials, goods and services. The speakers came from a variety of fields that are responsible for different phases of sustainable projects and products, but all share a common theme: they look to product and. Read more…


Posted by Pam Berns in Blog, Green Careers Transitions

Communication Conundrum: Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals

By Pamela Berns   In October, The New York Times reported on a Pew Research Survey which “showed that while more than 90 percent of climate scientists agree that human activity causes climate change, the scientific consensus doesn’t appear to be swaying the public.   Which begs the question – what’s going on here?  Linguists, psychologists,. Read more…