Tag: energy-efficiency

January 24, 2016

Cities of the Future

by Thomas Storck   Last year was a big one for the climate. Not only was 2015 the warmest year on record, we also witnessed the first universal agreement on climate change, negotiated at COP21, the global climate change talks held in Paris last December. The agreement includes a global warming limit of “well below 2°C”,. Read more…

New York City Energy Water Performance Map

  Last month, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability released the New York City Energy & Water Performance Map, developed in partnership with the New York University Center for Urban Science and Progress.   This website makes NYC Local Law 84 publicly disclosed data much easier to use by mapping all reported buildings and providing. Read more…

November 2, 2015

Javits Center: The Largest Green Roof in NYC

by Shari Baitcher   In New York, a city with one of the highest population densities in the U.S., every square foot is valuable. In recent years more thought has been given to the space on top of buildings. With 840,000 square feet of exhibition space occupying 6 city blocks, the Jacob K. Javits Convention. Read more…

September 10, 2015

August Forum Recap: The Economic Value of Green Building

by Jaime Alvarez   Two seasoned building professionals and a financier came together on Wednesday, August 19th at the GreenHomeNYC August forum held at the Hafele showroom to share their experiences regarding the economic value of green building with a full room of over 50 curious attendees. The presentations emphasized that with attention to detail, green. Read more…

August 10, 2015

August Tour Recap: R-951, A certified Net Zero in Brooklyn

By Brigitta Berze There was much excitement buzzing in Prospect Park, Brooklyn on the eve of August 5th, 2015 as Brooklyn’s Deputy Borough President, Diana Reyna, presented citations to the teams involved in the completion of the first certified net zero capable passive house in NYC.  Paul Castrucci , the architect for this building, along. Read more…

February 22, 2015

{Green Careers} February 2015 Recap – Sustainable Career Tracks

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. Read more…

September 4, 2014

Multifamily Building Analyst Training – Fall 2014

Get the BPI Certification you need – Evening Classes! Our schedule allows you to finish the class in two months. If you are an energy professional working in multifamily buildings or just want to learn about multifamily building energy analysis and efficiency, this is the class for you. GreenHomeNYC’s experienced network of building scientists will conduct. Read more…

July 28, 2014

Sustainable Businesses Tour Recap – June’14

GreenHomeNYC’s Summer Sustainable Businesses  Tour included a visit of three  environmentally-responsible venues in Brooklyn:   Our first stop was Build It Green!NYC  (BIG) – New York City’s non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials and other household items, including refrigerators, doors,  appliances, and even books! The tour of BIG NYC was lead by Harvey Jaswal, who provided a. 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…

November 6, 2013

Talking Transition: An Open Conversation About NYC’s Future, Sunday, November 17th

  How do you think Mayor De Blasio should promote sustainable, healthy and resilient buildings?   For the first time in 12 years, New Yorkers will have a new mayor. It’s time to start Talking Transition. Talking Transition is an open conversation about the future of New York City to help shape the next mayor’s. Read more…