August Forum – Spotlight on Roosevelt Island

July 28, 2013

New York is a city made up of islands, so Roosevelt Island, the 2-mile long island in the East River might seem unremarkable, but it features a wealth of unique systems and a rich history that are worth taking a moment to examine!  That’s why in August we’ll be doing one of our Spotlight features on it.  We’ll hear about the planned Cornell Tech campus which will break ground in 2014 and will be home to NYC’s largest net-zero building, learn about the tidal turbines that are grid-tied to the Island (the first such system in the world!), and hear about some of the sustainable buildings on the Island.  It’s going to be a great evening and we hope you’ll join us for it!   Date:  August 29, 2013 Time:  6:30pm – 8:00pm Place:  REI Community Room, 303 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012   Click here to register! Please plan ahead to arrive promptly.  Our spaces are donated to us so we must keep to the schedule we provide.     Our speakers will include: Ron Smith, President, Verdant Power Michael Razanousky, Project Manager, NYSERDA Julie Hiromoto, Associate, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill Michelle Lauterwasser, Associate, Becker + Becker