April 24, 2016

March Forum Recap: Urban Agriculture

By Katya Guletsky   The term urban agriculture – growing food in an urban environment – can refer to anything from a few tomato plants in the backyard, to a community garden on a vacant lot, to an educational farm in a public park, to a for-profit enterprise.   New York City with its dense population and. Read more…

April 6, 2016

April Forum: Indoor Air Quality

Most of us spend nearly the entire day in buildings: working, sleeping, eating, and of course breathing. However, when thinking about air quality and pollution we tend to first consider the outdoors and keep the indoors as our safe refuge from smog, allergens, particulates and other contaminants. Since we spend so much time inside, most. Read more…

February 24, 2016

January Forum Recap: Sustainability Trends from the Green Catwalk

by Megan Nordgrén   Sustainability trends are constantly evolving and at GreenHomeNYC’s annual Green Catwalk, a number of hot topics were placed center stage as seven speakers discussed issues like carbon assets, solar technology, sustainable modular housing, green financing and benchmarking.   Carbon Offsets in the Building Industry Reed Shapiro, Director of Business Development at. Read more…

February 23, 2016

March Forum: Urban Agriculture

Agriculture is booming across the five boroughs – from rooftops in North Brooklyn to hydroponic greenhouses in Jamaica, Queens; farms on Randall’s Island and Battery Park; school yards filled with raised beds and GreenThumb gardens dotting the map; and produce being grown on top of and inside of restaurants and culinary programs. It is an. Read more…


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January 28, 2016

February Forum: Water Management in the City

Water is a central aspect of all of our lives, and yet the complexities we face with managing it in a city of nearly 8.5 million people, often fly under the radar. Constantly supplying it, managing demand, keeping it clean, protecting ourselves from it (i.e. sewage, storms, sea level rise, etc), using it more efficiently. Read more…

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January 6, 2016

January Forum: 2016 Green Catwalk

Join us for our annual kick-start to the New Year!   Happy New Year from the Monthly Forums Group!  We’re bringing you a whole new lineup of interesting topics this year, and January brings you the annual Green Catwalk, featuring a multitude of hot topics for 2016.  Join us to hear about trends and regulations affecting solar. Read more…


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November 2, 2015

October Forum Recap: Sustainable Renovations: Energy Audits and Energy Gut Rehabs

by Katya Guletsky   An energy audit can help building managers and owners understand and control the costs of operating a building. But what happens during the audit, what does an auditor look for and what techniques do they use? How do they present their recommendations? What would warrant an energy gut rehab?   At. Read more…

November 1, 2015

November Forum: Energy and Water Audits for Multifamily Buildings: GreeenHomeNYC’s Young Pros Show You the Ropes

  If you are a multifamily building owner, a coop or condo owner, or a professional trying to break into the field, this forum is for you.  Two of GreenHomeNYC’s gifted volunteer staff will discuss their work in auditing and retrofitting multifamily buildings, and how to start from the ground up.  Please join Andrea Mancino,. Read more…


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October 3, 2015

October Forum: Sustainable Renovation

. . Sustainable Rehab:  Simple to Complex Fixes of Existing Buildings   Many people feel that a moderate or gut rehab needs to be expensive and include high tech devices; indeed, some simple rehab jobs save so much, they would be considered deep energy retrofits, although their cost is low to moderate.  Conversely, there are. Read more…


Posted by Phillip Eddy in Blog, Monthly Forum

September 10, 2015

August Forum Recap: The Economic Value of Green Building

by Jaime Alvarez   Two seasoned building professionals and a financier came together on Wednesday, August 19th at the GreenHomeNYC August forum held at the Hafele showroom to share their experiences regarding the economic value of green building with a full room of over 50 curious attendees. The presentations emphasized that with attention to detail, green. Read more…