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…

September 8, 2015

September Forum: Resiliency

Since Hurricane Sandy hit New York City, city efforts have been focused on ensuring a Resilient New York. Leaders from the private and public sector within New York are transforming their building and planning tactics to be resilient against infrastructure vulnerability. Sandy’s ability to knock out power in lower Manhattan displayed the fragility of existing. Read more…

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August 1, 2015

August Forum: The Economic Value of Green Building

A commonly held misconception of green building is that it is more costly than conventional routes. And even though the “green” that most people are concerned about is money, the economic value of green building is often ignored. Projects in the New York City area have the added hurdle of convincing a myriad of different groups. Read more…

Posted by Phillip Eddy in Blog, Monthly Forum

June 18, 2015

July Forum: Spotlight on Staten Island

What do the world’s largest landfill restoration project and New York City’s first net-zero energy school building have in common? They are just two of the notable projects currently in development on the borough of Staten Island. Join us at our July forum to learn more about the exciting green initiatives taking place in the. Read more…

May 31, 2015

June Forum: Renewable NYC

Renewable NYC: Uncovering the Hidden Access to Renewable Energy in NYC   In the dense spaces of NYC, it’s hard to believe that so many renewable energy projects are being developed and built right under our noses. From solar and wind installations, to geothermal, there are many examples of how the city is growing more. Read more…

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April 30, 2015

May Forum: Backyard Potential

New York City has it’s fair share of green spaces, in fact, it’s ranked second among US cities. However, as noted in a paper co-authored by one of our speakers, “At least 9000 acres of New York City’s land were converted from vacant land to impermeable buildings, roads, and parking lots” over the last 25. Read more…

Posted by Phillip Eddy in Blog, Monthly Forum

April 8, 2015

Patty Noonan Memorial Forum on Policy: Leap-frogging toward the low carbon city of 2050

April’s Forum will be the annual Patty Noonan Memorial Forum on Policy.   Click Here to Register!   In September of 2014, Mayor DiBlasio released the “One City, Built to Last” Plan, which unveiled a historic goal for NYC- to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050, and to chart a long-term. Read more…