June 28, 2019

July Forum: Transporting the City Sustainably

    NYC is often regarded as one of the best American cities for public transportation due to its extensive and complex network of subways, buses, and ferries that move over 5 million people per day. But there is an enormous need to increase the safety, energy efficiency, and resiliency of this system. In order. Read more…


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June 18, 2019

Monthly Forum: Water Energy Nexus

  Most people wonder how much energy it takes to heat up water. However, people rarely consider how much water it takes to produce energy or to produce our food and other manufactured goods. These are questions this forum will attempt to answer in order to help participants understand their true water and energy usage.. Read more…

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June 17, 2019

Monthly Forum April Recap: Policy Action on Climate Change

by Theresa Baker & Jessica Bartolini   On April 17th, GreenHomeNYC presented its Annual Patty Noonan Memorial Policy Forum at the Hafele Showroom. This year’s focus for the Forum was Policy Action on Climate Change, which also centered around the Green New Deal legislation recently introduced by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The three presenters shared personal. Read more…


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May 9, 2019

Monthly Forum: Building a Resilient Future

  Enormous problems of the future are making their way into the present-day at an accelerating rate. From aging infrastructure failures to climate-related catastrophes, from significant human population shifts to energy supply interruptions and more, we collectively face the daunting task of keeping up with the myriad changes happening all around us.   Adaptability will. Read more…

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April 9, 2019

Monthly Forum: Policy Action on Climate Change {Patty Noonan Memorial Policy Forum}

  Many people now accept the concept of climate change as a reality and recognize that it is being accelerated by man-made activities. With each passing day, the time to make actionable change to reverse these trends is running out. The Green New Deal, a major policy initiative championed by Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is. Read more…


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January 30, 2019

Monthly Forum Recap: Green Catwalk 2019

By Jenny Dranetz, Photos by Dan Yafet GreenHomeNYC kicked off 2019 with our classic Green Catwalk forum, highlighting new technologies, innovations and processes to address and combat climate change in the coming year and beyond. This year’s Catwalk featured six speakers from a host of industries, including solar, communications, and permaculture. Presenting first was Colin. Read more…

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January 6, 2019

Monthly Forum: Green Catwalk 2019

Happy New Year from GreenHomeNYC! As 2019 gets going, we’re starting off the year with our classic Green Catwalk forum, where we bring in speakers to present on new, innovative, unheard of, and just plain interesting topics, technologies, trends and organizations within the sustainability space. This year we will include presentations on solar fabrics, water. Read more…

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December 11, 2018

October Forum Recap: Passive House High Rise

By Jessica Bartolini; Photos by Olha Peralta High-rise Passive House buildings were the subject of GreenHomeNYC’s monthly forum in October. The three presentations provided attendees with an overview of what implementing Passive House standards looks like in real life. Gahl Sorkin Spanier of the Association for Energy Affordability (AEA) kicked off the evening with a. Read more…

November 4, 2018

November Forum: Sustainability & Art

Art and sustainability intersect in many ways. Art permeates our culture and can serve as a platform to talk about issues like climate change as well as the spaces and cities which hold these artworks.   At one interface, an artist’s media choice and material sourcing can implicate connections to nature and convey valuable messages. Read more…


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September 29, 2018

October Forum: Passive House High Rise

Passive House (German: Passivhaus) is an international high-performance building standard, which results in the most energy efficient buildings in the world. While the standard was conceived in 1988, by 2010 there were only 13 certified structures in the U.S. (compared to over 25,000 across Europe). As of 2017 though there were over 1200 certified structures. Read more…


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