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January 14, 2021

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Green Careers – Immigrant Success Stories in Sustainability

June 6, 2024

This panel discussion will shine a light on the inspiring achievements of immigrant leaders who are making a difference in New York City’s sustainability landscape. Join us as we hear their stories of resilience, vision, and entrepreneurship – a testament to the vital role immigrants play in building a greener, more equitable future for our city.

This event will be a great opportunity to:

Be inspired by the journeys and accomplishments of successful immigrant sustainability leaders. Learn about innovative projects and initiatives that are shaping a more sustainable NYC. Gain insights into the challenges and opportunities faced by immigrants in the sustainability sector. Celebrate the vibrant tapestry of cultures and perspectives that fuel NYC’s sustainability movement.

P.S: The event is not meant to provide any professional legal advice for immigration, please consult an immigration lawyer for specific advice.

Date: Tuesday, June 11th, 2024

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: AirStage on Broadway (42nd floor), 1450 Broadway, New York, NY 10018, USA

Panelists include:

Giulia Luci, Senior Technical Climate Analyst, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Indrajeet Vishwanathan, Director Energy Management and Sustainability, Columbia University

Zeeshan Mohammed, Technical Implementations Project Manager, Verdigris



6 Questions With an Energy Efficiency Expert

October 7, 2023

Tom Sahagian is working on new products that could help advance electrification in more buildings. 

What is your current work?

These days I mostly work for New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and Columbia University.  My NYCHA title is Temporary Employee, which is not particularly revealing; my CU title is Lecturer, Masters of Sustainability program, School of Professional Studies.

It may sound odd to say so, but the work the sustainability group at NYCHA is doing is cutting-edge and very exciting.  We’re partway through the testing phase of a window-based heat pump product that exists because NYCHA challenged the industry to develop it.  If these new heat pumps perform the way we hope they will, it will not only be a boon to NYCHA and other public housing authorities looking to electrify, but we believe it will also offer a lower-cost alternative to market rate buildings as well. 


Monthly Forum: City of Yes – Why this is the Right Climate Policy for NYC

September 15, 2023

Join GreenHomeNYC at this month’s Forum for in-person presentations with Q&A.

The mayor has proposed a string of permitting and zoning related changes through his “City of Yes” initiative to modernize the city’s zoning regulations in order to support its climate goals. This presentation will provide a preview of the changes proposed in the City of Yes for Carbon Neutrality and the social, economic and environmental benefits it aims to create.

We will also hear from a fire safety expert to take a deep dive into one of the components of COY to address these common questions – is energy storage safe to install and should it be included in COY?

Join us at this forum to learn how New York City is jump-starting its response to climate change and how you can help.

Doors open at 6:15. Light refreshments will be served. Stick around for networking afterwards!

Date: Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Nixon Peabody LLP, 55 West 46th Street, #Tower 46, New York, NY, 10036


Presenters for this event include:

Alia Soomro //// Deputy Director, New York City Policy from New York League of Conservation Voters

Nick Petrakis //// Senior Consultant from Energy Safety Response Group (former Assistant Deputy Director of FDNY Sustainability Unit)


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