Tag: financial-incentives

May 1, 2016

Growing “Up”: Urban Vertical Farming

by Tamanna Virmani   When you think of New York City, what’s the first image that comes to mind? For people who have visited or live here, maybe it’s one of the following – crowded, dense, lights or skyscrapers – but not “green” and certainly not “farming”. However, that picture may change with the advent. Read more…

February 24, 2016

January Forum Recap: Sustainability Trends from the Green Catwalk

by Megan Nordgrén   Sustainability trends are constantly evolving and at GreenHomeNYC’s annual Green Catwalk, a number of hot topics were placed center stage as seven speakers discussed issues like carbon assets, solar technology, sustainable modular housing, green financing and benchmarking.   Carbon Offsets in the Building Industry Reed Shapiro, Director of Business Development at. Read more…

December 28, 2015

Biophilia: Designing with Nature

by Lisa Bonanate Have you ever wondered why the sound of waves, a walk in the woods or a secluded refuge are universally appealing?  One school of thought says that man has an innate need to connect with the natural world.  Biophilia – meaning “love of life” – is the term used to describe this instinctive response. Read more…

October 5, 2013

The Green Spotlight on BE NYC: Christopher Diamond

Countdown to BE NYC! With onlydays until the conference, GreenHomeNYC is shining the spotlight on the experts who will be making BE NYC an exceptional industry event!   One of the professionals participating in the conference is Christopher Diamond.   Chris is Director of Engineering and Technical Analysis at the New York City Energy Efficiency. Read more…

September 20, 2013

The Green Spotlight on BE NYC: Pat Logan

Countdown to BE NYC! With onlydays until the conference, GreenHomeNYC is shining the spotlight on the experts who will be making the BE NYC an exceptional industry event! One of the professionals participating in the conference is PAT LOGAN.   Pat Logan is Director of Project Finance in the New York office of Enterprise Community. Read more…

August 9, 2013

The Green Spotlight: Tom Sahagian

  Tom Sahagian has been the Senior Program Director, Technical Services at Enterprise Community Partners, a national nonprofit in the community development and affordable housing field, for about a year. At Enterprise, he helps to implement PartnerPREP (Partner Portfolio Retrofit Engagement Platform), which helps owners and managers of affordable housing to become effective energy stewards. Read more…

March 30, 2011

Federal Policy Update

Lots to report in the beginning of the new year from the Washington.  The change in Congress has the White House changing its approach to encouraging energy efficiency and regulating greenhouses gases.  In some cases the commitment to efficiency has been reaffirmed, in other cases it is not so clear.  Throughout, however, is the reality. Read more…

November 17, 2010

Energy audit help for four NYC neighborhoods

Crain’s covers this week’s expansion of a City initiative to support homeowners with energy audits and retrofits: “This is an idea that came together last winter,” Ms. Quinn said. “We’re taking their idea and furthering it.” The initiative is now being expanded to the rest of Bedford Stuyvesant, plus Jamaica, Queens; Soundview, Bronx; and West. Read more…

June 23, 2010

A brighter future: three solar zones created in NYC

On June 8, Mayor Bloomberg and Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri, in conjunction with Sustainable CUNY, announced the creation of three Solar Empowerment Zones in the City. The zones have excellent potential for solar power. Being inside one of the zones gives technical assistance, and streamlined paperwork for getting solar installations authorized.

June 3, 2010

What’s going on with federal green building policy?

A green building news update from Capitol Hill, by GreenHomeNYC volunteer Adam Szlachetka. Despite trouble with the larger energy policy overhaul on Capitol Hill, on May 6 the House and Senate advanced bills to improve energy efficiency in homes and other products nationwide.