Tag: stormwater

February 25, 2017

Sea Change: Sea Level Rise and New York City’s Resilience Efforts

by Samantha Yost   In 2012, Superstorm Sandy was a wake-up call to New York City, signaling that the demands of a changing climate are the “new normal,” and the city needs all hands on deck to mitigate the damage of future storms.  Although much of the damage caused by flooding events occur during storms,. Read more…

January 27, 2017

{Green Careers} January 2017 Recap: Resilience and Stormwater Management

by Samantha Yost   On January 10, GreenHomeNYC hosted three professionals in the field of resilience and stormwater management at the offices of the Community Preservation Corporation, which itself has done significant post-Sandy recovery work in some of the most vulnerable and heavily impacted communities. This Sustainable Career Tracks event attracted a diverse crowd eager. Read more…

December 1, 2016

Building Energy NYC: Sustainable Solutions for New York City

by Kimberly Stempien   Imagine a city with clean air, solar energy, plenty of pedestrian spaces and no cars. It’s not at all far-off; these are all on the agenda for New York City in coming years. In fact, some of the projects are already in progress. The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association held their annual. 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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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…

October 16, 2015

October Green Building Tour: Jacob Javits Center Green Roof

Join GreenHomeNYC for a special tour of the green roof of New York City’s Jacob Javits Center on Friday, October 23rd at 2pm The Jacob Javits Convention Center is home to the second largest green roof on a single, free-standing building in the U.S. and the largest in NYC! The green roof was completed in October 2014 and is. Read more…

July 29, 2011

Green Career Profile: Joseph Schaffer

Joseph Schaffer, PE, Green Environmental Associates, Metuchen, NJ What did your life look like before you started Green Environmental Associates? Prior to deciding to work for myself, I was doing site civil engineering for commercial developers, projects like big box retail and mega subdivisions.  My work has always revolved around design and engineering in land development.  This. Read more…

April 17, 2011

NYC Policy Update – April 2011

Spring is in the air, which has seemingly resulted in a lot of announcements from City Hall.  Info on free rain barrels from the DEP, green commercials leases, water leak notifications, green roof legislation, greening historic properties, and a study on the City’s green policy, all after the jump!

September 29, 2010

Mind In the Gutter

Minds in the Gutter, literally. Join Kate Zidar, Coordinator of the Stormwater Infrastructure Matters (S.W.I.M.) Coalition, who will do a Chalk Talk at 1pm.  Meet at the S.W.I.M booth where she will frame where Third Street is in terms of the bigger drainage picture and discuss how the features of the street and sidewalk relate. Read more…

September 21, 2010

Maiden Voyage of Jerko the Gowanus Canal Water Vacuum

One of our fantastic tours : Floating on one of New York’s most environmentally disturbed waterways and powered by vikings, ‘Jerko the Gowanus Water Vacuum’ is a salvaged houseboat that has been transformed into a laboratory and showspace for do-it-yourself sustainability projects. From its parabolic solar tea maker (created from broken mirrors and a dumpstered satellite dish) to. Read more…