July 21, 2016

August Forum: Waste Management

One of the most challenging sustainability questions facing large urban centers such as New York City is how to handle all the waste that is produced here on a daily basis. New York City has struggled with this question long before the last landfill shut down on its soil in 2001. With no spare land. Read more…

July 10, 2016

Trends in Sustainability: Government and Corporate Commitments

The Trends in Sustainability forum is targeted for city officials and the public to become aware of powerful sustainability tactics that may not be in their foresight. From methods of integrating alternative fuels as a means to address emergency responses, to using sustainable economic methods to reframe the way we plan for company growth.  . Read more…

Posted by Phillip Eddy in Blog, Monthly Forum

June 2, 2016

June Forum – Reforming the Energy Vision & Community Solar

Join GreenHomeNYC on the evening of June 15 for a forum discussing New York State’s comprehensive new energy strategy: Reforming the Energy Vision (REV).   This forum will cover New York State’s energy production, distribution, and consumption platform from the perspective of its new policies regarding community solar development.  Not only will this impact the. Read more…

Posted by Phillip Eddy in Blog, Monthly Forum

May 11, 2016

May Forum: Patty Noonan Memorial Forum on Policy – Taking on the OneNYC Challenge

Upcoming Event!   With Earth Day still fresh on everyone’s minds and the beginning of Summer around the corner, there is the inevitability that soon the energy use in NYC buildings will be going up. But wait- isn’t the city encouraging a decrease our carbon output? And aren’t buildings a top producer of carbon? Yes and Yes! That is why. Read more…

Posted by Theresa Heller in Blog, Monthly Forum

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…

Posted by Theresa Heller in Blog, Monthly Forum