Tag: stormwater

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…

March 8, 2010

March forum: Stormwater

Examining methods to re-use and manage stormwater for community, residential and commercial projects, with Vincent Lee from ARUP, Esther Yang from Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation, and Kate Zidar from Storm Water Infrastructure Matters (S.W.I.M.) Coalition.

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February 11, 2010

Is your mind in the gutter?

If so, you might be interested in a stormwater management competition, finishing up this week. Submit your ideas on smarter solutions for street runoff by February 15th and help NYC divert some stormwater from over 6,000 miles of streets in the city. If you’re a follower of GreenHomeNYC’s monthly forum, you might recall our August. Read more…

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August 31, 2008

August 2008: Stormwater Infrastructure — Policy, Research, and Practice

Stormwater infrastructure issues facing NYC, with speakers Larry Levine of NRDC, Rob Crauderueff of Sustainable South Bronx, and Tim Terway of EDAW.