February 22, 2015
While each of the four speakers at February’s “Sustainable Career Tracks” meet-up brought a different set of professional experiences and life stories to the program, four main themes for a successful green career emerged: passion, hands-on engagement, communication skills, and networking.
Kevin Brennan, Training Specialist at the Association for Energy Affordability (AEA) kicked off the evening. AEA’s services include energy audits, retro-commissioning, and energy efficiency upgrades, as well as full line of training and education, including Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification training, Passive House certification training, and weatherization courses.
An energetic energy efficiency BPI trainer, certified passive house trades-person, and active duty FDNY Firefighter, Kevin describes himself as an “energy efficiency nerd” who enjoys “getting all the different components working together.” His passion is the Passive House building standard, which he credits with being “the pinnacle of energy efficiency.” Kevin is an expert in air barriers and insulation, and his goal is to see energy efficient buildings be “as tight as possible.” Kevin’s desire to “create comfort and leave people with a better environment than when I walked in” is his key motivator. His career advice has two key ingredients: get training and “get your hands dirty.” He recommended checking AEA’s website for a vast array of upcoming training opportunities. (more…)
February 3, 2015
A sustainable transportation system is one that is accessible, safe, environmentally-friendly, affordable, and can meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs. For our February forum, we want to more closely examine initiatives, policy and efforts in and around New York City that relate to making transportation more sustainable.
This forum is free and open to the public!
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Place: GE Monogram Design Center, 150 East 58th St., 10th floor, New York, NY 10155