October 3, 2016
Join GreenHome NYC for a discussion on the revitalization of the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn.
The Gowanus Canal, which was designated an EPA Superfund Site in 2009, has become notorious for the degree of pollution it has endured. The pollution stems from multiple sources, including heavy industrialization, lack of proper flushing, and being an overflow for the area’s combined sewer system. While the industrial waste and lack of flushing have been addressed (to a degree), combined sewer overflows continue to be a problem for the canal and its residents. The speakers at this forum will discuss new and innovative methods in the area that divert storm-water and runoff in order to limit and ultimately prevent combined sewer overflows into the canal.
Date: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
Place: Florim, 152 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Speakers for this presentation include:
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September 30, 2016
by Jennifer Lauren
How can community organizations address sustainability through creative and inclusive means in an ever-changing city? For Fourth Arts Block NYC (FABnyc), it means weaving sustainability into programs that support the vibrant artist community on the Lower East Side. Founded in 2001, the neighborhood non-profit is a coalition of arts and community groups serving the East 4th Street cultural district.
According to Director of Programs Nadia Tykulsker, “FAB’s mission is to strengthen the cultural vitality of the Lower East Side. All of the programs we run attempt to work towards this mission. We’re not here to come up with solutions all on our own — we are here to help community members find the resources they need to do their best work and enact the solutions to problems that they think will be most successful.”
September 24, 2016
By Matt Gerson and Katie Schwamb
Photo credit: Emily Taubenblatt
An elevator pitch is defined as “a succinct personal summary used to capture the interest of a potential employer.” The name comes from the idea that this speech is delivered within the brief timeframe of a typical elevator ride; it raises one of the most important questions you need to ask yourself: What do I say in those 30 seconds to make the biggest impact?
To help answer this question, the GreenHomeNYC Green Careers group invited two stellar moderators to the September 13th Green Careers – Elevator Pitch Workshop, hosted at the Grohe Live! Center Showroom: Gina Piesco, Manager of Human Resources at Kenneth Cole Productions, and Andy Padian, President at PadianNYC Consulting.
Gina and Andy moderated, as attendees presented their elevator pitches to the group. After each pitch, the presenter received constructive criticism identifying areas of strength and weakness, so the pitch could be refined and improved. This group analysis made for a dynamic and mutual learning experience for everyone who attended.
During the workshop, the group was able to identify attributes of a successful elevator pitch…
September 17, 2016
Most of New York City’s affordable housing stock was constructed over thirty years ago, before better insulated, ventilated, and resilient buildings became a requirement. Other city properties may date back a hundred years or more and are subject to incomplete renovations. Compounded by sometimes inadequate maintenance and lack of funding, many of these properties are in need of significant rehabilitation. Additionally, given the economic challenges that many affordable housing tenants face, reducing energy expenses is of high significance. There is an imperative need to rehabilitate these buildings for better energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, resiliency, and affordability.
In this month’s Forum, we’ll discuss the unique New York City challenge of sustainable affordable housing rehabilitation. Our speakers will share their experiences in meeting this challenge, from making the rehabilitation feasible, designing it, and then demonstrating results.
DATE: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Location: Trespa Design Center, 62 Greene St, New York, NY 10012
Christoph Stump – Vice President of Design and Construction at Trinity Financial
Sofia Palha de Melo – Senior Energy Engineer at Steven Winter Associates
Andrea Mancino – Project Manager at Bright Power, Inc.
Jaime Alvarez – Project Manager at Paul A. Castrucci, Architect
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