October 8, 2010
The NEW New York: GreenHomeNYC’s DIY Green Block Party is covered by CNN in this article and photo montage
Last Saturday over 1,500 people came to the first annual event. The stellar weather contributed to the day’s success but it was really the 55 incredible vendors, the dozen+ tours/lectures/activities throughout the day, our GreenHomeNYC volunteers, and the support of our sponsors that made it a great event.
Want to sign up for next year or re-live last weekend’s schedule? Find us at greenhomenyc.org/thenewnewyork
January 13, 2010
Energy-Saving Tips for Renters
Deal of the Day by Sarah Morgan
Make sure your home is properly insulated. Replace your windows to cut down on drafts. Install a new energy-efficient heating system.
As consumers grow more energy-conscious, and environmental advocates push for greater awareness, there is no shortage of suggestions for new ways to cut energy bills and help the planet in the process. The cost-savers can be great for homeowners — but what about renters?
It turns out that many leases prevent tenants from making changes that could lead to substantial energy savings. For example, blocking drafts with caulking or foam sealant could be considered an illegal alteration or improvement in most leases. So might installing a programmable thermostat. “The things you can do as a renter are fairly limited,” says Bomee Jung, a member of the board of directors of Green Home NYC, a volunteer-run organization that helps New York residents make their buildings more sustainable.
Read on at SmartMoney.com: Energy-Saving Tips for Renters
August 19, 2009
By LAURA CASO
An article in Spanish newspaper El Mundo
El Mundo - 439 Metropolitan
about Mark Helder’s 439 Metropolitan Ave.
project! GreenHomeNYC’s Green Buildings Database gets a mention.
Este inmueble residencial se integra en la red de Green Home NYC, una organización sin ánimo de lucro que pretende concienciar a los propietarios de pequeños inmuebles residenciales o comerciales de Nueva York para que se apunten a la construcción verde.
Esta iniciativa se compone de 71 edificios (de momento), y en ella se pueden encontrar desde una promoción de viviendas sociales en el Bronx hasta las oficinas centrales de la editorial Condé Nast, en pleno Times Square, el primero de esas dimensiones (48 plantas, 149.000 metros cuadrados y 247 de altura) en apuntarse a la edificación sostenible.
July 16, 2009
5 Ways to Cheaper, Cleaner Energy at Home
Deal of the Day by Sarah Morgan
Your first step should be to make your home as energy efficient as possible, particularly if you’re planning to invest in an energy-generating system. “If you’re not changing your consumption, the investment is going into the wrong place,” says Bomee Jung, a spokeswoman for GreenHomeNYC, a volunteer organization that connects building owners with green building services and materials firms. The Department of Energy’s Energy Savers web site provides information on how to reduce your electricity use – the easiest and most cost-effective way to go green.
June 22, 2009
Habitat - June 2009 (Click to view article)
Check out HABITAT Magazine
‘s June issue for an article about GreenHomeNYC’s House Calls program
HABITAT magazine is an independent publication with paid circulation targeting decision-makers at the 8000+ residential co-ops, condos, and homeowner associations in the New York City greater metropolitan area.
and Erik Nevala-Lee
are quoted, talking about the advice GreenHomeNYC volunteers give to co-op residents looking to green their building. Contact us
if you’d like to hear more about House Calls.
May 24, 2009
Arirang Prime #20 – eco-Seoul: The Green Revival of Seoul
GreenHomeNYC helped to arrange site visits for this TV piece comparing green building in New York, Germany, and Korea. Includes clip (25:36 – 29:10) on 439 Metropolitan Ave
and Green Depot.
August 29, 2008
Profiles GreenHomeNYC founder Bomee Jung. Click image to view on koreadaily.com
August 25, 2008
Korean-American climate change advocate cultivates a “green New York City”
Profile of GreenHomeNYC board member Bomee Jung.
In Manhattan’s new “green competition”, buildings vei to out do each other on CO2 reduction rather than height
Article on New York City green building quotes GreenHomeNYC board member Andy Padian. GreenHomeNYC arranged and accompanied the reporters on various site visits for this article.
Kookmin Ilbo - 8/25/2008
May 1, 2007
Includes statement from board member Gita Nandan.
Townhouses go green
By Lauren Elkies
Green features at 156 Reade Street include geothermal heating and cooling systems with air filtration. It is double-insulated, has purified air and water and features nontoxic natural surfaces.
New York City’s single-family townhouses are getting a green makeover.
Developers and architects are using ecologically friendly materials and methods to build and renovate houses on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Harlem and Brooklyn.
Read more at The Real Deal