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{Green Careers} March 2016 Recap: “Speed Up-Dating Resume Workshop” March 8, 2016

March 27, 2016

By Brigitta Berze

 

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Photo credit: Emily Taubenblatt

On March 8th, 2016, the GreenHomeNYC Green Careers group once again held its popular Speed Up-Dating Your Resume workshop. Hosted at Steven Winter Associates, Inc., the workshop got its name from the well-known dating technique, speed dating, where individuals meet briefly in timed sessions before moving on to the next person. The workshop helped transitioning professionals understand what hiring personnel are looking for, and how to present themselves properly in a resume.

 

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Posted by Pam Berns in Blog, Green Careers Transitions

January Forum Recap: Sustainability Trends from the Green Catwalk

February 24, 2016

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.

 

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Reed Shapiro, Director of Business Development at Carbon Credit Capital, started the evening by making a case for integrating carbon offsets in the building industry. To avoid exceeding a global temperature increase of 2°C, broadly seen as the planetary tipping point for catastrophic impact from climate change, we need to look at the critical role that buildings play in greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Buildings make up approximately 40% of the annual 5 BT U.S. greenhouse gas emissions: 15% through manufacturing, 83% through use, and the remainder through design, distribution, on-site operations, and demolition or refurbishment.

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