August 7, 2017

August Forum: Building Science 101

Building Science is the study of how a building reacts to the physical phenomena surrounding it; in short, it is how a building responds to science. The collection of information from these studies might include temperature and moisture, building envelope and leakage, heating and ventilation, and building materials. These aspects must function together to create a well. Read more…


Posted by Sean Amundsen in Blog, Monthly Forum

July 14, 2017

July Forum: Spotlight on Parks – Bigger and Better

Two NYC Parks Expanding Park Area by Almost 8.5 Square Miles!   Central Park, at a mere 1.31 square miles, is nothing in comparison to Freshkills Park and the Hudson River Parks Conservancy – two giants that are each over 4 square miles. NYC has been expanding park areas for decades, and these are two. Read more…

June 14, 2017

June Forum: Effective Updates to the Energy Code

New York City continues to tighten regulations on their building energy codes as a means to reduce the city’s carbon emissions, but what is the scope of these regulations and will they help the city to meet its 80×50 goals? With NYC’s large and complex building stock, and its continuing work to try to keep. Read more…

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Posted by Gregory Thomas in Blog, Monthly Forum

April 25, 2017

May Forum: Next Stage Solar

Year after year, the solar energy industry continues to blaze a trail of record breaking growth in the United States. In 2016, the industry grew by 97%, was the number one source of new electric capacity for the first time, and accounted for 1 out of every 50 new jobs created throughout the year. It. Read more…

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Posted by Gregory Thomas in Blog, Monthly Forum

April 3, 2017

Monthly Forum: April Forum – Sustainable Food Systems

Food waste. Food surplus. Whatever term you use, we throw away a lot of food! In total, New York City’s waste stream is roughly one-third organic material.   According to the food hierarchy from the EPA, the highest and best use for food is human consumption and the least preferable option is landfill or incineration.. Read more…


Posted by Theresa Heller in Blog, Monthly Forum, waste management

March 11, 2017

March Forum – Patty Noonan Memorial Policy Forum – Beware The Ides of March: Outlook for Our Sustainable Future

With the recent changes in Washington, many have decried how the future of a good sustainable agenda is threatened.  Many have faced these threats in the past, and hope to give a positive message, and a series of solutions, to continue the fight.  This annual policy forum is dedicated to the late Patty Noonan, a. Read more…


Posted by Theresa Heller in Blog, Monthly Forum

March 1, 2017

Monthly Forum Recap: Everyday People and Sustainability

by Theresa Baker   If you’re trying to make more sustainable choices in your daily life, the GreenHomeNYC February Forum offered plenty of options.  The evening featured four speakers who spoke passionately about ways that “everyday people” in New York City can improve their quality of life, save energy and live more sustainably.   Simple. Read more…

February 9, 2017

February Forum: Everyday People & Sustainability

Now more than ever, there is a strong sense of activism being cultivated by people in the face of a changing political and social landscape. Everyday people are eager to take action and do what they can to make a difference and advocate for the causes they believe in. However, it’s not always clear what. Read more…


Posted by Phillip Eddy in Blog, Monthly Forum

February 3, 2017

All the News From the Green Catwalk

by Thomas Storck   GreenHomeNYC launched another year of monthly forums with the annual Green Catwalk, featuring seven speakers who discussed the latest “green” news.  From Saudi Arabia to New York City, challenges remain.  But, in New York, in particular, much is being done to overcome them. The speakers offered insight into what needs to. Read more…

January 10, 2017

January Forum: Green Catwalk

Join us for our annual kick-start to the New Year!   Happy New Year from the Monthly Forums Group!  Once again, we’ll be bringing you a whole new lineup of interesting topics, and January brings you the annual Green Catwalk, featuring a multitude of hot topics for 2017.   Join us to hear current updates and. Read more…


Posted by Theresa Heller in Blog, Monthly Forum