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February 3, 2017

All the News From the Green Catwalk

by Thomas Storck   GreenHomeNYC launched another year of monthly forums with the annual Green Catwalk, featuring seven speakers who discussed the latest “green” news.  From Saudi Arabia to New York City, challenges remain.  But, in New York, in particular, much is being done to overcome them. The speakers offered insight into what needs to. Read more…

December 29, 2016

How Green is Your Hotel: Sustainability in the Hotel Industry

by Tamanna Mohapatra   We’ve just been through another holiday season with tourists filling sidewalks, restaurants and New York City hotels. According to NYC & Company, the official destination marketing organization for the city, over 58 million visitors came to Manhattan in 2015 alone, and another 59.7 million were projected for last year. Clearly, tourism. Read more…

June 4, 2016

April Forum Recap: Indoor Air Quality

by Jaime Alvarez How do the buildings we inhabit affect our well being? Should we be concerned with the health impacts of the construction materials that go into them? While we are well aware of the hazards of outdoor air pollution and understand its sources, we may understand less about indoor air quality (IAQ). The. Read more…

May 29, 2016

The Importance of Healthier Building Materials

  by Kimberly Stempien   Until recently, little attention was given to toxic chemicals that lurk in construction products. Few building manufacturers disclose a full list of what is in their products because US law does not require it. But as scientific studies continue to link these chemicals to such health issues as cancer, reproductive issues, fetal. Read more…

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April 6, 2016

April Forum: Indoor Air Quality

Most of us spend nearly the entire day in buildings: working, sleeping, eating, and of course breathing. However, when thinking about air quality and pollution we tend to first consider the outdoors and keep the indoors as our safe refuge from smog, allergens, particulates and other contaminants. Since we spend so much time inside, most. Read more…

March 28, 2016

How WELL Does Your Building Feel? An Introduction to the WELL Building Standard™

By Pamela Berns Imagine waking totally refreshed from a good night’s sleep to a morning light that invigorates you enough to skip your daily caffeine jolt, walking the kids to a school where the air and light quality actually enhance their learning and health, and then heading to a workplace that inspires creativity and collaboration,. Read more…

January 26, 2016

{Green Careers} January 2016 Recap: Professional Certifications & Exams

by Kimberly Stempien   You’ve targeted a career in the green building industry – now what do you need to know about professional certifications to further your career?   The Green Careers Group started off 2016 with an informative discussion on industry accreditations.  Students, practicing engineers, and other sustainability professionals gathered at DORMA Design Center to. Read more…

January 5, 2016

{Green Careers} : Kick off 2016 at our Professional Certifications Event on January 12

As the sustainable building and energy efficiency field grows, so do the possible professional accreditations for people in or entering the industry. Green Careers will start off the New Year with a discussion about these professional certifications and exams. Come and learn what’s out there and why each is important for a particular career path.  . Read more…

July 6, 2015

July Tour: One Penn Co-Gen

Join GreenHomeNYC for a special tour of One Penn Plaza’s Combined Heat and Power plant!   Date: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm Location: 34th Street Lobby of One Penn Plaza (entrance btw 7th and 8th Avenues) Cost:  $10 Early Bird; $15 Procrastinator Sign Up!   This midtown office building produces 6.2 megawatts of energy on the 12th floor,. Read more…

October 2, 2013

This Saturday – The Annual Fall Green Buildings Tour

Tickets are going fast Here is your chance to to visit a varied collection of NYC buildings and green sites to learn about energy efficiency and sustainable building methods from the pros.   You will experience firsthand the inner workings and design details, as well as the challenges and accomplishments that were faced by the professionals involved with. Read more…