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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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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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…

Our Green Careers Group Needs You and Your Bright Ideas for our 2017 Programs!

  Thanks to all our volunteers for supporting and attending Green Careers events this past year! We’d love your feedback and welcome your ideas to help us create another great year.   For our November 15th Green Careers meeting, we’ll begin planning the 2017 calendar year.  Please join us and share your thoughts about this year’s past events,. Read more…


Posted by Pam Berns in Blog, Green Careers Transitions

October 26, 2016

November Forum: Basics of Buildings and Building Science taught by The Jedi

  While we all look to sustainable technology, ignoring the basics of buildings can be wasteful for your clients, result in your missing building performance metrics, and is generally bad for your business. If you can get a 10% ROI on a project, why not do a more full, less expensive, and significantly more cost. Read more…


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October 18, 2016

How will NYC Reduce its Carbon Emissions by 80% by 2050?

How will New York City’s buildings transform over the next 35 years to withstand the demands of a changing climate? Some 700 professionals from every field related to our buildings and the codes that govern them will gather at the BuildingEnergy NYC Conference + Trade Show at the TKP Center in midtown Manhattan on November. Read more…


Posted by Jim Henderson in Blog