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November 23, 2009

Fall 2009 Policy Briefing

There has been considerable activity on the policy and regulatory front on every level – Federal, State, and City.  This is excellent news for green building owners and advocates.  This briefing aims to be just that – a concise look into a breadth of movement in fall 2009.

GreenHomeNYC's Andrew Padian of the Community Preservation Corporation, with Michael Lappin.

But first, the New York Times ran a piece this week on the Community Preservation Corporation and GHNYC’s very own Andrew Padian.  It cover’s the CPC’s new “green financing initiative” that offers mortgages or refinancing to landlords who fix inefficient energy and water systems in their buildings.  The CPC projects that saving will be large enough for owners to cover the loan, and then some.  The piece gets into detail on some strategies of older, inefficient buildings.  Check it out. Federal Government – Senate Committee Passes the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act – Cash for Caulking Program Debated NYS Government – Legislature Passes PACE enabling legislation NYC Government – Mayor Bloomberg releases 30 point plan to grow NYC’s green economy Other – USGBC releases report on national impact of green building on economy – States slashing solar incentive programs (more…)

June 23, 2009

GreenHomeNYC to present at Greenbuild 2009

GreenHomeNYC will head out to Phoenix in November to present at Greenbuild 2009! Co-founder of thread collective and GreenHomeNYC board member Gita Nandan (moderator) and Co-founder Aaron Yowell will be joined by Miquela Craytor, Executive Director of Sustainable South Bronx (and long-time GreenHomeNYC supporter), and Jennie Nevin, Founder of Green Spaces for a session called “The Good Green Meme: Models of Citizen Engagement from the Streets of New York City”. Check out the Greenbuild session schedule, or view our original session proposal.