February 23, 2015

March Forum: Sustainable Apparel 101

It takes over 700 gallons of water to manufacture one cotton t-shirt and one-third of a pound of pesticides to grow the cotton used for its production. The manufacturing process for a pair of jeans uses approximately 400 mega joules of energy and emits as much carbon dioxide as driving 78 miles. And that is. Read more…

February 22, 2015

Monthly Forums February 2015 Recap – Sustainable Transportation

By Ellen Abramowitz   New York City is a city that is always moving. In February, generously hosted at the GE Monogram Design Center, GreenHomeNYC heard from three speakers about how to make New York City move cleaner, faster, and more efficiently.

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February 3, 2015

February Forum: Sustainable Transportation

A sustainable transportation system is one that is accessible, safe, environmentally-friendly, affordable, and can meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs. For our February forum, we want to more closely examine initiatives, policy and efforts in and around New York City that relate to. Read more…

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January 11, 2015

January Forum: Green Catwalk

Forums are back for 2015!  As is our tradition, our January forum is the fast-paced and informative Green Catwalk which gives our attendees the opportunity to see what sustainable innovations they may have missed in 2014 and what could be the next big thing in 2015.  It’s our big kick-off to the year and you. Read more…

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December 15, 2014

November Monthly Forum Recap: Environmental Policy: NYC’s Next steps

By: Brigitta Berze   The topic of the evening for the GreenHomeNYC’s November forum, hosted by Trespa Design Centre in downtown Manhattan, were the NYC policies and actions created under the new political figures in regards to Environmental Policies in NY. The night included three speakers: Clare Donohue, founder of the grassroots group Sane Energy. Read more…

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November 2, 2014

November Forum: Environmental Policy: NYC’s Next Steps

With just about one year finished with a new Mayor and new City Council, this forum will focus on some of the new policies and actions New York City has seen under this administration, as well as see some of thing things that are on the horizon for Environmental Policy in the City with new. Read more…

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October 20, 2014

October Monthly Forum Re-cap: Spotlight on Windows

BY: LISA BONANATE   Big windows provide beautiful views and that’s a key amenity when it comes to selling or renting space. But there are some downsides to living in glass houses. In this month’s Green Forum at DORMA Design Center, the spotlight was on windows – from their impact on living space to the. Read more…

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September 19, 2014

October Forum: Pull Up the Shades: Spotlight on Windows

Every building has them, but what do we really know about the different types of windows in NYC Buildings? And what are the most efficient ones available to us? Join GreenHomeNYC this October to tackle some of these questions in our spotlight on windows and insulation forum. From the different building codes, to how we. Read more…

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September 2, 2014

August Monthly Forum Re-cap: Green Interiors

BY:  KATYA GULETSKY   By show of hands, the majority of attendees of the GreenHomeNYC August Monthly Forum on Green Interiors were almost equally divided among interior designers, architects, and product designers. They came to hear Green Interior Design practitioners talk about green design, its design vocabulary, standards, and examples of application, about making green. Read more…

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August 30, 2014

September Forum: Sustainability and Supply Chains

How much do you really know about what went into making the items in your wardrobe or the building materials that were used to construct your home/apartment?   This September, come out for a discussion on how your consumer products make it from being their component parts, to an assembled unit, to a product that. Read more…

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