December 11, 2018

October Forum Recap: Passive House High Rise

By Jessica Bartolini; Photos by Olha Peralta High-rise Passive House buildings were the subject of GreenHomeNYC’s monthly forum in October. The three presentations provided attendees with an overview of what implementing Passive House standards looks like in real life. Gahl Sorkin Spanier of the Association for Energy Affordability (AEA) kicked off the evening with a. Read more…

November 4, 2018

November Forum: Sustainability & Art

Art and sustainability intersect in many ways. Art permeates our culture and can serve as a platform to talk about issues like climate change as well as the spaces and cities which hold these artworks.   At one interface, an artist’s media choice and material sourcing can implicate connections to nature and convey valuable messages. Read more…


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September 29, 2018

October Forum: Passive House High Rise

Passive House (German: Passivhaus) is an international high-performance building standard, which results in the most energy efficient buildings in the world. While the standard was conceived in 1988, by 2010 there were only 13 certified structures in the U.S. (compared to over 25,000 across Europe). As of 2017 though there were over 1200 certified structures. Read more…


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September 28, 2018

August Forum Recap: The Community-Driven Sustainable Economy with Hunter Lovins

By Pamela E Berns   On August 23, 2018, in partnership with the Bard MBA in Sustainability Program, GreenHomeNYC proudly presented global sustainability pioneer and founder and president of Natural Capital Solutions, Hunter Lovins. Dubbed a “green business icon” by Newsweek, Lovins is a renowned author and has been a champion of sustainable development for. Read more…

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September 5, 2018

Make Your Voice Heard and Your Vote Count – Special Environmental Forum on the 2018 Elections

  This year’s elections will be key in determining the fate of environmental and climate change policy, and New Yorkers will have a lot to weigh in on. The NY State Attorney General’s race could even impact nation-wide policy. In what could be a pivotal election year, it’s crucial that we become educated voters before. Read more…

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August 8, 2018

August Forum: The Community-Driven Sustainable Economy with Hunter Lovins

How can an individual drive sustainable economic development in a city of 10 MILLION?   On August 23rd, join Hunter Lovins, global sustainability pioneer and Founder of Natural Capital Solutions, to explore the power and potential of local action on sustainable business growth and community development.   In our busy 21st century, technology-bound lives, the. Read more…

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July 9, 2018

July Forum: Certified Living – The Living Building Challenge

Certified Living – The Living Building Challenge Dissected     The concept of buildings performing as an ecosystem is becoming a reality as advancing design strategies and certifications strengthen the integration of the natural and built environments. Living Building Challenge, administered by the International Living Future Institute, challenges buildings to function as a sustainable system. Read more…


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June 19, 2018

June Forum: Sustainability & Social Justice

With a growing awareness of sustainable development practices in the built-environment, it is critical to assess whether the people involved are the ones whose communities are being directly affected by the development. For instance, it might be the case that a highly energy efficient building is celebrated but at the cost of a local marginalized. Read more…


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April 28, 2018

May Forum: Resilient Solar

As the solar energy industry continues its breakneck growth, more questions arise around how we can use this intermittent source of energy and still have reliably consistent power. This issue becomes even more critical in an era of more frequent and catastrophic climate events that can and have taken down the electrical grid.   In. Read more…


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April 11, 2018

Monthly Forum: Sustainable Policy 201

For many years, GreenHomeNYC has dedicated an annual Policy Forum in the name of Patty Noonan, a GreenHomeNYC Founder and a trailblazer in sustainability who helped change the industry before we lost her way too soon. Her work with the Housing Partnership started the first replicable efficient affordable housing demonstration in the region, and paved the. Read more…


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