July 28, 2014

Sustainable Businesses Tour Recap – June’14

GreenHomeNYC’s Summer Sustainable Businesses  Tour included a visit of three  environmentally-responsible venues in Brooklyn:   Our first stop was Build It Green!NYC  (BIG) - New York City’s non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials and other household items, including refrigerators, doors,  appliances, and even books! The tour of BIG NYC was lead by Harvey Jaswal, who provided a. Read more…

July 8, 2014

Explore Bushwick Inlet Park with GreenHome NYC

  INVITES YOU TO  PARKS AND RECREATION NIGHT   Date: Thursday, July 24th 2014 Time: 6:30 PM Cost: Suggested Donation of $5 Sign up! Join us on Thursday, July 24th for a special after-work tour of the newly renovated Bushwick Inlet Park. Once a brownfield site located on the East River, this park has been transformed into one of. Read more…

June 16, 2014

Summer Brooklyn Bike Tour

  Invites You to a Sustainable Bike Ride through Brooklyn!  Join us on Saturday, June 28th for a bike tour and inside look at three of the most sustainable spots in Brooklyn: a sustainable salvage retail outlet, an electronic waste recycling facility, and a yummy green café!  Guests will bike to three cutting-edge spaces for behind-the-scenes. Read more…

October 2, 2013

This Saturday – The Annual Fall Green Buildings Tour

Tickets are going fast Here is your chance to to visit a varied collection of NYC buildings and green sites to learn about energy efficiency and sustainable building methods from the pros.   You will experience firsthand the inner workings and design details, as well as the challenges and accomplishments that were faced by the professionals involved with. Read more…

September 18, 2013

Join us for our Annual Fall Green Buildings Open-House!

GreenHomeNYC INVITES YOU TO OUR ANNUAL FALL GREEN BUILDINGS OPEN-HOUSE!!! The tours are an opportunity to visit a varied collection of buildings and green sites to learn about the energy efficient and sustainable building methods directly from building professionals such as the architect, engineer, developer or owner. You’ll experience firsthand the inner workings and design. Read more…

June 14, 2013

GreenHomeNYC – New York Times Building Tour

Join GreenHomeNYC on Friday, July 12th, for very special afternoon tour (1-2pm) of the New York Times Headquarters, located at Times Square on 8th Avenue. This guided tour will take guests behind the scenes of one of New York’s most recognizable office towers to see how this 52-story, 1.5 million sqft building was designed and built. Read more…

June 6, 2013

Science Class Atop Hands-On Urban Farming

Our tour of The Greenhouse Project, lead by Manuela Zamora, Director of Education Programs and Sidsel Robards, Director of Program Development and Events, provided an exciting look at how New York City public schools are educating our children about science and the environment through hands-on laboratory experience.   Science is taught through the lens of. Read more…


Posted by Claire Brown in Blog, Green Building Tours

June 1, 2013

424 Melrose Street: Passive House in Process

    As a part of our Spring 2013 SustaiNYC tours, architect Chris Benedict of Chris Benedict, R.A. showed the GreenHomeNYC community her latest project– a 24-unit apartment building in Bushwick that is designed to meet Passive House standards.   Passive Houses are airtight buildings that are designed and built under rigorous conversion standards to dramatically minimize. Read more…

May 28, 2013

Ever thought that there might be life in the East River?

This year the Lower East Side Ecology Center will open its office and learning center at the East River Park Fireboat House.   The site will contain an aquarium connected to the river to prove that “there are actually things living in the East River.” Through initiatives such as environmental education programs, greening, and composting,. Read more…

May 5, 2013

Join us for our Annual Spring Green Buildings Open-House!

On May 18th, discover what makes New York City one of the greenest metropolises in the world.  See first-hand what is being done to further develop our sustainability and resiliency for the future.   The one-day event will take guests behind the scenes to see sustainable sites throughout the city. Tours will highlight cutting edge innovations. Read more…