April 28, 2012

New York City Department of City Planning Proposes Green Building Text Amendment

In February 2010, the Green Codes Task Force, a group of leading practitioners convened by the Urban Green Council at the request of Mayor Bloomberg and Council Speaker Quinn, released a set of recommendations to amend City regulations to promote green buildings. Here we’ve covered the topic to review what’s on the table and what’s. Read more…


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April 11, 2012

GreenHomeNYC’s Spring 2012 Multifamily Building Analyst Training & BPI Exam Starts May 24th!

2012 Spring Session: Evening Multifamily Building Analyst Classes: 10 Thursday Evening Sessions,  6 – 9 PM May 24th – July 26th Get the BPI Certification you need, and still get to work! If you are an energy professional working in multifamily buildings or just want to learn more about energy audits in multifamily buildings, this is the certification. Read more…


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April 3, 2012

Celebrate Earth Day with GreenHomeNYC and Green Festival

GreenHomeNYC is a Nonprofit Ally for the 10th Annual Green Festival – a large, informative and festive sustainability event taking place April 21-22. GreenHomeNYC will there promoting our upcoming Top Green Building Tips videos currently in production and scheduled for release early this summer. When: Saturday April 21st, 2012 10am-7pm; Sunday April 22nd, 2012 11am-6pm. Read more…


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April 2, 2012

NY City & State Policy Update – April 2012

At the end of March the City Planning Commission unanimously approved the Zone Green Text Amendment to remove zoning rules which can limit green building technologies in the City.  The amendment now moves on to the City Council. Also in late March the Bloomberg administration submitted a memo of opposition regarding the NY State Senate’s. Read more…


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March 20, 2012

Featured Green Building: Brooklyn Children’s Museum

As part of GreenHomeNYC’s Feature Green Building blog posts, we’re taking a closer look at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum:

March 19, 2012

Announcing UAGC and GreenHomeNYC’s Energy Efficient Building Operator Classes!

GreenHomeNYC and the Urban Assembly for Green Careers Want to Cut Your Building’s Energy and Water Bills by up to 40%. If you are a building owner, manager, coop/condo member, super, bookkeeper/comptroller, or just want to learn how multifamily buildings use and waste energy and water, you need to take the Energy Efficient Building Operator. Read more…


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March 4, 2012

Introducing GreenHomeNYC’s Featured Green Buildings blog posts!

GreenHomeNYC’s Featured Green Buildings blog posts take a closer look at the structures listed within the GHNYC New York Green Building Database. Each write-up investigates a sustainable feature or notable attribute of a particular green building found here in New York. The Featured Green Building posts and the New York Green Building Database work together to increase knowledge and awareness of. Read more…


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February 21, 2012

GreenHomeNYC Volunteers Participate in Home Energy Audit

GreenHomeNYC volunteers got an exciting opportunity to learn about energy audits by participating in a home energy audit demonstration by members of Power Concepts’ Energy Division.  The group preformed an ASHRAE level-one audit on a four-story Brownstone in Park Slope.  While GreenHomeNYC does NOT offer energy audits, this was an excellent opportunity for our volunteer. Read more…

February 8, 2012

Via Verde — A new model for green, affordable housing?

Via Verde is a new mixed income, mixed use residential project in the South Bronx. It’s name, Spanish for “the green way” captures the ethos of its design and the philosophy being handed over to residents, moving in this winter. At the heart of the project is a dynamic garden and series of green roofs. Read more…


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February 2, 2012

LESEC Warehouse Opens in Gowanus

Starting January 31, 2012, the Lower East Side Ecology Center (LESEC) is making responsible disposal of working and non-working electronic devices easier than ever before! Bring your unwanted electronics to LESEC’s brand new permanent e-waste collection center at 469 President Street (at Nevins Street) in Gowanus. The following working and non-working electronics can be dropped. Read more…


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