April 11, 2018

Monthly Forum: Sustainable Policy 201

For many years, GreenHomeNYC has dedicated an annual Policy Forum in the name of Patty Noonan, a GreenHomeNYC Founder and a trailblazer in sustainability who helped change the industry before we lost her way too soon. Her work with the Housing Partnership started the first replicable efficient affordable housing demonstration in the region, and paved the. Read more…

June 2, 2017

More Good Green Jobs For OneNYC

By Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.   With a tip of the hat to Jane Austen, let me tweak her famous observation “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Today, “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a liberal big city. Read more…

April 8, 2015

Patty Noonan Memorial Forum on Policy: Leap-frogging toward the low carbon city of 2050

April’s Forum will be the annual Patty Noonan Memorial Forum on Policy.   Click Here to Register!   In September of 2014, Mayor DiBlasio released the “One City, Built to Last” Plan, which unveiled a historic goal for NYC- to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050, and to chart a long-term. Read more…

June 1, 2013

424 Melrose Street: Passive House in Process

    As a part of our Spring 2013 SustaiNYC tours, architect Chris Benedict of Chris Benedict, R.A. showed the GreenHomeNYC community her latest project– a 24-unit apartment building in Bushwick that is designed to meet Passive House standards.   Passive Houses are airtight buildings that are designed and built under rigorous conversion standards to dramatically minimize. Read more…

December 21, 2011

GreenHomeNYC Executive Director, Shai Lauros, Featured in Brownstoner.com’s “The Hot Seat”

Some excerpts from our friends at Brownstoner: Welcome to the Hot Seat, where we interview folks involved in Brooklyn real estate, architecture, development and the like… BS: Can you explain the mission behind GreenHomeNYC? SL: GreenHomeNYC was created to make going green accessible to New Yorkers. We’re a community-oriented, volunteer-run organization whose mission is to. Read more…

May 24, 2011

Shai Lauros

Executive Director

April 10, 2011

Eva Jaeger


April 7, 2011

Tom Sahagian

Tom Sahagian is the director of the Energy Division at Power Concepts, a consulting engineering firm based in Manhattan. During his three decades in energy efficiency Tom has worked with every technology from solar and wind to condensing boilers and cogeneration. He teaches and writes widely, and recently served on Mayor Bloomberg’s Green Codes Task. Read more…

February 25, 2011

Vera Chen

Vera Chen is a LEED GA and a staff volunteer in the Public Programs Team  of GreenHomeNYC. She is currently organizing the Spring 2011 Green Building Open House tour in Queens. She obtained her M.S. in Mathematics in Finance at NYU, and worked in Fixed-income Research at Salomon Smith Barney. She also briefly worked in. Read more…

January 5, 2011

Marin Schloss

Marin recently received her Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning and Environmental Science from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Having always had a keen eye for design, mainly materials and their usage, she has decided to focus her energy on opening her own consulting firm in which she will spec green materials and. Read more…