Tag: retrofit

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…

January 28, 2016

February Forum: Water Management in the City

Water is a central aspect of all of our lives, and yet the complexities we face with managing it in a city of nearly 8.5 million people, often fly under the radar. Constantly supplying it, managing demand, keeping it clean, protecting ourselves from it (i.e. sewage, storms, sea level rise, etc), using it more efficiently. Read more…

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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…

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 9, 2013

The Green Spotlight on BE NYC: Jonathan Flothow

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 Jonathan Flothow.    Jonathan studied architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, spent several years doing energy audits,. Read more…

August 12, 2013

The Green Spotlight on BE NYC: Erica Brabon

  Countdown to BE NYC! With onlydays until October 16th, GreenHomeNYC is shining the spotlight on the experts who will be making BE NYC  conference an exceptional industry event!   One of the professionals participating in the conference is Erica Brabon.   Erica Brabon is a Senior Multifamily consultant at Steven Winter Associates. She is a frequent speaker at NESEA’s. Read more…

May 13, 2011

Resources for Greening Houses of Worship

GreenHomeNYC got a request recently from Brooklynite Adrienne Teleki to help her find information and resources about greening houses of worship. The board and Partners in Practice Advisory Board sent some ideas her way, and Adrienne very kindly summarized them to share with you, our blog readers. Read her note after the jump!

March 9, 2010

Green retrofit award for NYC landmark

Last month, the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council acknowledged the Empire State Building as an example of an outstanding retrofit project. Clinton Climate Initiative, Johnson Controls Inc., Jones Lang LaSalle, and Rocky Mountain Institute, all partners in the project, were given the Beyond Green High Performance Building Award, a prize reserved for projects that demonstrate leading. Read more…

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June 15, 2009

Green Building Bills Hearing: Friday, June 26

This hearing has been moved to Friday June 26 at 10 AM. On Earth Day 2009, the City announced a package of four bills mandating energy efficiency upgrades for a large percentage of the city’s structures. The New York City Council is holding a hearing on these bills on Friday, June 19 at 10am. These. Read more…

April 21, 2004

Back to the Future: Greening Historic Buildings – April 21, 2004

John Krieble and Laurie Kerr, of the Office of Sustainable Design (OSD) at NYC’s Department of Design and Construction, discussed the close relationship between sustainability and preservation.