March 7, 2010
Here in NYC, green buildings are rated by the US Green Building Council, who developed and promote the LEED building rating system. GreenHomeNYC volunteer Brian Rahm takes a look at a similar organization 8,000 miles away: the New Zealand Green Building Council
NZGBC has established a rating system called Green Star, similar to the LEED paradigm. Up to now, rating and green building work in New Zealand has focused on commercial property rather than residential. Because of this focus, and the relatively recent interest in green building principles, many of the properties highlighted by NZGBC are still in the design phase, and are typically large multi-use high-rises in urban environments.
September 17, 2008
When: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Time: Reception: 6:00pm, Presentation: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Trespa New York (62 Greene Street)
Refreshments courtesy of Trespa
In September, we heard about outstanding green projects in the great world beyond the five boroughs! Architect Jorge Lopez de Obeso talked about advances in sustainable design and construction in Mexico, and Al Wei of ARUP introduced ARUP’s approach to international sustainability projects.
Jorge Lopez de Obeso, Ea Energía y Arquitectura and JSa (formerly Higuera Sánchez)
Albert S. Wei, ARUP
Bios and powerpoints after the jump! (more…)
September 21, 2005
At past GreenHome NYC forums we have learned about green projects in New York City as well as universities around the country. Join GreenHome as
we go international. Hear firsthand about the international climate of green design from Neil Chambers, founder of Green Ground Zero, and the
primary force in establishing the organization’s international presence. As the director of GGZ, Neil has given talks at the United Nations World
Urban Forum, the USGBC Conference, the first nrg4SD Summit and the World Congress of Architecture. He has also been involved with shaping environmental policy by writing and advising elected officials including
the North Sumatera government in Indonesia.
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Hafele Showroom
–Madison Park (25 E. 26th St)
Neil Chambers is a green architect and designer with nearly 10 years experience in the field. His architectural design experience spans from
infrastructure to interiors to low-income housing. He is the owner of Chambers Design, Inc. and is a partner and CEO of NCEB Product Design. Both of his businesses specialize in sustainable design for process, buildings, interiors, products and city planning.
Neil is the founder of Green Ground Zero and the primary force in establishing the organization’s international presence. As the director of GGZ, Neil has given talks at the United Nations World Urban Forum, the USGBC Conference, the first nrg4SD Summit and the World Congress of Architecture. He has also been involved with shaping environmental policy by writing and advising elected officials including the New York City Council, New York City Comptroller’s Office and New York State Comptroller’s Office, and the North Sumatera government in Indonesia. He is an adjunct professor at New York University teaching both green design and environmental policy. Neil studied architecture at Clemson University and studio arts at Maryland Institute, College of Art.