October 7, 2023

6 Questions With an Energy Efficiency Expert

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. 


September 15, 2023

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

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)


August 31, 2023

GreenHomeNYC Volunteer Coordinator Position Description


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.


July 28, 2023

What a Waste: Management of Waste for Sustainable Living

By Naren Barade Sivaji

Waste generation, disposal and recycling play an important role in shaping sustainable living. New York city generates about 14 million tons of trash a year. So, what happens to all this trash? Waste, after collection, and depending on its kind, is composted or transported to recycling facilities, waste-to-energy facilities, or landfills.


July 13, 2023

Monthly Forum: Renewables & Energy Storage – The Booming Energy Transition

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

The energy transition is in full swing! With tailwinds in policy, financing, availability, public sentiment and more over the past several years, including a major boost from the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the renewable energy and energy storage industries are making big things happen across the country including in and around New York City.

At this month’s Forum, we’ll hear from several local professionals from across the renewables and storage sectors on how they are helping move the transition forward.

Date: Wednesday, July 19th, 2023

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (Doors open at 6:15)

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

Light refreshments will be served. Stick around for networking afterwards!



April 9, 2023

Green Careers – Resume Workshop

Join GreenHomeNYC Careers group on April 11th for an IN-PERSON resume workshop. During timed sessions with green career professionals, you’ll receive constructive, personalized feedback on how to present your skills and experience so you get the attention of employers and land the job you want!

Resume reviewers with be paired with attendees throughout the evening–think of it as speed dating but for resume-reviewing.

Sign up today to secure your spot for the resume workshop. Limited spots available.



October 13, 2022

Monthly Forum: Green Catwalk

GreenHomeNYC is kicking off 2023 with our annual Green Catwalk forum featuring an eclectic lineup of professionals. This is a great opportunity to learn about new technologies, innovations, and policies happening in the New York City environmental sustainability and green infrastructure sphere.

Our panel speakers will talk about recent projects and share their insights into a range of industries, including community solar, energy consulting, transactive energy, urban composting, risk assessment, energy storage safety, and more.

Date: Wed Jan 18, 2023

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Fujitsu AirStage

Register Here

September 10, 2022

Monthly Forum: New York State Environmental Bond Act and US Inflation Reduction Act

Policy Proposals and Victories, the Annual Patty Noonan Memorial Policy Forum

Join GreenHomeNYC (GHNYC) and the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) at our next forum for a discussion on the proposed New York State Environmental Bond Act ballot measure and the recently passed Federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Both have a have tremendous potential to influence the climate resiliency of New York and the region.


August 4, 2022

Green Careers – Building Electrification

Most of New York City was built before “sustainability” was even a word, but now it is poised to become the most environmentally friendly city in America. Retrofitting buildings, greening the grid, installing solar, and more will require a lot of people in boots making it a reality. Join us to talk about the trades, crafts, and the education needed to be part of what promises to be a huge workforce of green collar jobs. Come hear from professionals involved in various aspects of converting our buildings from using fossil fuels to electricity.


May 8, 2022

Monthly Forum – Removing Barriers to Sustainable Urban Living

As the populations of cities continue to grow, there is more pressure to increase housing stock and expand the transportation system to keep up with demand. While cities like New York City certainly have parts of the puzzle solved, there isn’t widespread implementation of best practices to make buildings and the neighborhoods in which they reside sustainable in an affordable, equitable way that checks off all the boxes.