GreenHomeNYC's mission is to promote an energy efficient and sustainable built environment and to support green professional development in NYC. We provide sustainability information to the general public and technical education to advance sustainability careers through a diverse array of programming, events, peer-to-peer mentoring and networking opportunities.
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.
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
GreenHomeNYC is looking for a detail-oriented and focused coordinator to recruit new volunteers and match them to roles that suit their interests and skills.
GreenHomeNYC promotes energy efficient and sustainable buildings and green professional development in NYC. We provide sustainability information to the general public and technical education to advance sustainability careers through a diverse array of programming, events, peer-to-peer mentoring and networking opportunities.