Tag: brooklyn

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…

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…

February 21, 2012

GreenHomeNYC Volunteers Participate in Home Energy Audit

GreenHomeNYC volunteers got an exciting opportunity to learn about energy audits by participating in a home energy audit demonstration by members of Power Concepts’ Energy Division.  The group preformed an ASHRAE level-one audit on a four-story Brownstone in Park Slope.  While GreenHomeNYC does NOT offer energy audits, this was an excellent opportunity for our volunteer. Read more…

March 30, 2011

Make-your-own Solar Panel Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of photovoltaic power in this hands on workshop hosted by City Solar and The Commons in Brooklyn.

September 29, 2010

Mind In the Gutter

Minds in the Gutter, literally. Join Kate Zidar, Coordinator of the Stormwater Infrastructure Matters (S.W.I.M.) Coalition, who will do a Chalk Talk at 1pm.  Meet at the S.W.I.M booth where she will frame where Third Street is in terms of the bigger drainage picture and discuss how the features of the street and sidewalk relate. Read more…

September 27, 2010

Open House Green Buildings Tours

GreenHomeNYC hosts the NYC Green Buildings Open House on Saturday, October 2nd, for the For the 8th consecutive year! The NEW New York is complementing a day of Green Building Open Houses located throughout the five boroughs.  Guests can visit a variety of green buildings, accompanied by the owners, designers, and engineers who built them. . Read more…

September 26, 2010

Tour LEED-Gold Building, Sit in Sustainable Furniture

What does a LEED-Gold building look like? Are there windmills? Do you have to use a bicycle to generate electricity for your breakfast toast? As part of The NEW New York, the developer of Third + Bond, a 44-unit condominium anticipating LEED-Gold and EnergyStar certifications, will be offering tours. The project is just a few. Read more…