August 10, 2015

August Tour Recap: R-951, A certified Net Zero in Brooklyn

By Brigitta Berze There was much excitement buzzing in Prospect Park, Brooklyn on the eve of August 5th, 2015 as Brooklyn’s Deputy Borough President, Diana Reyna, presented citations to the teams involved in the completion of the first certified net zero capable passive house in NYC.  Paul Castrucci , the architect for this building, along. Read more…

July 6, 2015

July Tour: One Penn Co-Gen

Join GreenHomeNYC for a special tour of One Penn Plaza’s Combined Heat and Power plant!   Date: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm Location: 34th Street Lobby of One Penn Plaza (entrance btw 7th and 8th Avenues) Cost:  $10 Early Bird; $15 Procrastinator Sign Up!   This midtown office building produces 6.2 megawatts of energy on the 12th floor,. Read more…

April 8, 2015

Green Building Tours: Oko Farms Aquaponics Tour

There’s something fishy going on in Brooklyn, but in the best way possible!   Despite predictions of snow, several intrepid GreenHomeNYC members made their way to Bushwick last month for a very informative tour of a local aquaponics farm.  Oko Farms was founded by budding entrepreneurs Yemi Amu and Jonathan Boe, in collaboration with the. Read more…

March 9, 2015

March Tour: Aquaponics Farm

GreenHomeNYC Invites you to EXPLORE an AQUAPONICS FARM IN THE HEART OF BROOKLYN Join us on Saturday, March 28th for a tour of Oko Farms – an aquaculture and education company in Brooklyn! Through the process of aquaponics, Oko Farms raises freshwater fish along with a variety of vegetables and fruits to provide a model. Read more…

October 4, 2014

October Green Building Tours – Harbor School

 INVITES YOU TO A Sustainable School Tour: NY Harbor School   School is back in session! Join us on Thursday, October 23rd for a special morning tour of the New York Harbor School’s Billion Oyster Project!   Date:  Thursday, October 23rd 2014 Time:  8:00 AM – 10:30AM (meet at South Ferry. Boat leaves at 8:15 AM sharp!) We. Read more…

September 11, 2014

September ’14 Green Building Tour: Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility

   invites you to join us on September 30th as we explore Sims Municipal Recycling’s Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility!   Sims Municipal Recycling’s (SMR) processes all of NYC’s residential and institutional metal, glass and plastic recyclables, as well as half of the City’s paper.  The new facility has a Recycling Education Center, where New Yorkers are. Read more…

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…