April 4, 2021

Green Tours – Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center (JBENC)

We are excited to offer a virtual tour of the Net Zero Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center (JBENC). The JBENC, located at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh, NY is the first interactive education center within the New York State Parks system. This unique environmental education center specifically addresses the role of human energy. Read more…

January 30, 2020

Green Building Tours – Team Open House and Get Together

  The fun thing about sustainability is that it is real, and it is evident throughout NYC, sometimes right under your very nose! It is more obvious in recycling and composting centers, and centers of innovative manufacturing… and less so in subtle design elements like rain gardens, white painted roofs, and the architectural and engineering. Read more…

December 29, 2019

GreenHomeNYC Tour of SIMS Recycling Center

  By Gahl S. Spanier   Once you’ve gotten use out of an item and decide to recycle it, you might conclude that it has become worthless. In fact, the opposite is true; when you recycle an item in NYC, it will participate in a vast economy of disposal and repurposing. The NYC Department of. Read more…
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September 4, 2019

Recap: Tour of the East River Compost Yard

  By Jonathan Oriondo   On August 15th, GreenHomeNYC hosted a tour of the East River Compost Yard in Manhattan, where participants learned what it takes to compost on a community-wide scale. Lia Lucero, the outreach coordinator for NYC Compost Project, personally guided us throughout the site.    At first glance it was not obvious. Read more…

August 2, 2019

Special Tour: Lower East Side Ecology Center Compost Yard

Join GreenHomeNYC as we tour one of New York City’s oldest community composting sites. The Lower East Side Ecology Center, in partnership with the NYC Compost Project, diverts over 450 tons of food scraps from landfills annually. Get a first hand look at how your banana peels and other food scraps are turned into nutrient-rich. Read more…

April 11, 2019

Green Building Tour: Pvilion – A Sustainable Workshop all About Solar Products

Join us on Thursday, April 25th for special tour of Pvilion – A solar products manufacturing company.   Continue to celebrate Earth Day activities with GreenHomeNYC by learning how Pvilion’s innovative designs are transforming the solar industry via the intersection of fabric and renewable energy.   Be part of a unique opportunity to visit Pvilion’s offices and manufacturing facilities. Read more…

November 2, 2017

GreenHomeNYC November Tour – Building towards Resilience

As the region observes the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, GreenHomeNYC’s November tour will explore the topic of building resilience. The tour will feature two buildings on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, 334 East 8th Street and 327 East 8th Street, both of which were severely damaged by the storm. The tour will be led by Henry. Read more…

January 27, 2016

February Green Building Tour: Capsys pre-fab, modular construction factory

Join GreenHomeNYC for a insider tour of Capsys‘ modular construction factory here in NYC on Thursday, February 11th at 12:45pm! Capsys is a premier modular manufacturer specializing in non-combustible buildings. Capsys modular units are an efficient and cost effective way to construct almost any kind of residence including student housing, hotels, townhouses, apartment buildings, affordable. Read more…

October 16, 2015

October Green Building Tour: Jacob Javits Center Green Roof

Join GreenHomeNYC for a special tour of the green roof of New York City’s Jacob Javits Center on Friday, October 23rd at 2pm The Jacob Javits Convention Center is home to the second largest green roof on a single, free-standing building in the U.S. and the largest in NYC! The green roof was completed in October 2014 and is. Read more…

August 10, 2015

August Tour Recap: R-951, A certified Net Zero in Brooklyn

By Brigitta Berze There was much excitement buzzing in Prospect Park, Brooklyn on the eve of August 5th, 2015 as Brooklyn’s Deputy Borough President, Diana Reyna, presented citations to the teams involved in the completion of the first certified net zero capable passive house in NYC.  Paul Castrucci , the architect for this building, along. Read more…