Tag: careers-transition

March 11, 2014

Thoughts on BuildingEnergy 14

by Andy Padian, GreenHomeNYC Board member   Having been a religious attendee of BE conferences for most of the last 20 years, and having no expectations of what I would get out of this year except for networking, I can report unconditionally that this is the best conference I have ever been to, and that. Read more…

May 10, 2010

Becoming a LEED Green Associate: part 3

GreenHomeNYC volunteer Brian Rahm’s final reflections on his path to becoming LEED AP. Read parts one and two. I realized after taking the exam that, whether you are new to the principles of green building or have sustainability expertise already, my advice is the same. The Green Associate exam is not so much a test. Read more…

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May 8, 2010

Green Career Options

One of the goals of the Green Career Transition Group is to provide information and resources to individuals interested in pursuing a career within the sustainable development and energy efficiency industry. The Green Career Transition Group does not provide technical job training, but we do attempt to help current professionals leverage their existing skills and. Read more…

March 13, 2010

Reading up on going green

GreenHomeNYC’s Green Careers Transition team is putting together a reading list – check out their previous selections. Continuing the series, GreenHomeNYC volunteer Mary Tchamkina takes a look at books that might help to motivate and guide your career transition.

March 11, 2010

Green Career Profile: Greg Kiss

Greg Kiss, Kiss+Cathcart Architects, Brooklyn, NY Describe your “Eukera!” moment that shaped your decision to pursue environmentally conscious design. I actually never had one single moment, rather a series of them that had guided the evolution of our firm’s philosophy over the years. Some people pursue environmental design out of moral conviction, others think of. Read more…

Reading green, naturally, sustainably

GreenHomeNYC’s Green Careers Transition team is putting together a reading list – check out their previous selections. Continuing the series, GreenHomeNYC volunteer Mary Tchamkina takes a look at six books on designing in harmony with nature.

March 3, 2010

Three Books: Farming, Gardening, Epidemics and the Green Building

Yikes!  You are probably wondering what any of these have to do with green buildings!  Not to worry! One Straw Revolution by Masonobu Fukuoka, Gaia’s Garden, Second Edition: A Guide To Home-Scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway and Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell each explore in various contexts,. Read more…

January 27, 2010

5 Book Recommendations: As Oprah would say, Ah-ha!

As part of the GreenHomeNYC Career Transitions group, I have been asked to share my thoughts and recommendations for 5 books on sustainability. I’m also supposed to come up with a theme, like 5 books about suburban homes and how they achieve or fail sustainability, or 5 books on air sealing and high performance structures.. Read more…

October 10, 2009

Green Careers and Entrepreneurs

A discussion about green careers and entrepreneurs, with Janna Olson, Executive Director of Win Win Campaign: Young Adult-Led Energy Efficiency for Small Business at Envirolution; Marni Majorelle, Founder and Green Roof Specialist at Alive Structures; Kurtis Pender, Weatherization Director at the Harlem Community Development Corp. Moderated by Andrew Padian, Vice President for Energy Initiatives at the Community Preservation Corp.

August 24, 2009

Transitioning to a sustainable development career? Join our meetup.

Join the inaugural meetup of GreenHomeNYC’s Career Transition group! Taking place this Tuesday evening, at 7pm at Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO. GreenHomeNYC Career Transition Meetup is a social networking group that fosters an environment to assist individuals transitioning into sustainable development careers. Full details and RSVP at meetup.com, where you can also sign up. Read more…

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