Tag: water

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

New York City Energy Water Performance Map

  Last month, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability released the New York City Energy & Water Performance Map, developed in partnership with the New York University Center for Urban Science and Progress.   This website makes NYC Local Law 84 publicly disclosed data much easier to use by mapping all reported buildings and providing. Read more…

April 8, 2015

Green Building Tours: Oko Farms Aquaponics Tour

There’s something fishy going on in Brooklyn, but in the best way possible!   Despite predictions of snow, several intrepid GreenHomeNYC members made their way to Bushwick last month for a very informative tour of a local aquaponics farm.  Oko Farms was founded by budding entrepreneurs Yemi Amu and Jonathan Boe, in collaboration with the. 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…

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!

March 7, 2011

March Green Building Forum: Sustainable Stormwater Management

With Jack Coogan, OCV Architects
Adam Yarinsky, ARO and Susannah Drake, dlandstudio
Tatiana Morin, NYC Soil and Water Conservation District
Thomas O’Connor, US EPA Office of Research and Development

September 29, 2010

Water Water Water!! The DEP Water-on-the-Go Fountain

BRING YOUR WATER BOTTLE!! Free water will be provided throughout the day, thanks to the DEP, who will be installing their Water-on-the-Go Fountain. Located in the center of the event, near the Future Studios Green Roof yard, and near the food vendors, these drinking fountains will help keep everyone hydrated, healthy and happy.  Enjoy NYC’s. Read more…

September 12, 2010

NYC Moves Forward on City-Wide Online Water Usage Tracking

Earlier this summer the City launched its new system for real-time, online water use and bill tracking for homeowners and businesses.  The system permits users to analyze water use, identify conservation opportunities, and detect leaks.  This online tool is part of a larger process to convert the city’s tracking system to Automated Meter Reading –. Read more…

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November 23, 2009

Fall 2009 Policy Briefing

There has been considerable activity on the policy and regulatory front on every level – Federal, State, and City.  This is excellent news for green building owners and advocates.  This briefing aims to be just that – a concise look into a breadth of movement in fall 2009. But first, the New York Times ran. Read more…

July 23, 2009

Free water conservation kit from NYC DEP

Did you know that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection will send you a free home water conservation kit packed with water conservation goodies from Niagra Conservation? All you have to do is download a request form, fill it out, and mail, fax, or email it back to DEP. Couldn’t be any easier.. Read more…

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