Tag: career-transitions

February 13, 2014

{Green Careers} February 2014 – Sustainable Career Tracks

By Srikant Subramaniam     On Tuesday, February 4th, the GreenHomeNYC Green Careers group held its second meeting of the year. Intended as a seminar on Sustainable Career Tracks, the event was held at the offices of one of New York’s leading firms in the industry, Steven Winter Associates, Inc. The meeting, presided over by. Read more…

July 29, 2011

Green Career Profile: Joseph Schaffer

Joseph Schaffer, PE, Green Environmental Associates, Metuchen, NJ What did your life look like before you started Green Environmental Associates? Prior to deciding to work for myself, I was doing site civil engineering for commercial developers, projects like big box retail and mega subdivisions.  My work has always revolved around design and engineering in land development.  This. Read more…

February 3, 2011

A new New York Incentive Program

At the end of last year, a new initiative resulting from the Green Jobs-Green New York Act from last year was announced by Governor David A. Paterson: A NYSERDA program to provide homeowners with free or reduced-priced energy assessments and low-interest loans to finance energy-saving improvements. A revolving loan fund will be developed for homeowners. Read more…

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September 21, 2010

Green Career Profile: Beth Forer

Beth Forer, Eisner Design, New York, NY What did your life look like before you worked in the green building field? I’ve had several careers.  I started off in academics, majoring in Russian Studies at the University of Michigan, with the intention of going into journalism or the foreign service.  I always liked designing and. Read more…

May 12, 2010

Green Career Profile: Alison Kling

Alison Kling, Assistant Vice President of the Energy Policy Department, NYC Economic Development Corporation. Alison, thank you for speaking with me. Now what does that job title mean? What do you do – what does your job entail? EDC is an economic development organization, doing a lot of development, planning and real estate transaction services,. Read more…

April 6, 2010

Green Career Profile: Catherine Ryan

Catherine Ryan, Sustainable Infrastructure Research Analyst, Terrapin Bright Green In simple terms, what did your life look like before you worked with Terrapin? I was a graphic designer for corporate identity and marketing for about 4 years before I just got tired of doing work that had no real social mission. So, I joined the. Read more…

November 29, 2009

Education for Career Transitions

Looking to green your career? Whether you are a building industry professional or just someone searching for a more sustainable career path, the following educational opportunities can help you learn more about the theory and practice of green.