June 5, 2017
GreenHomeNYC INVITES YOU TO
DISCOVER HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING MATERIALS IN BROOKLYNJoin us to learn how leading architects and developers achieve rigorous Passive House standards here in the City. We will tour the 475 High Performance Building Supply warehouse in Brooklyn to learn about the latest products that can lead to 90% reductions in heating and cooling energy usage. Founded and run by architects, 475 provides building knowledge and components to help professionals meet the international Passive House building standards. Guests will be treated to an interactive presentation on green building materials and diagnostic testing that improve air sealing, ventilation, fenestration, thermal insulation, and overall performance. This is a hands-on experience with cutting edge green building materials. It’s the next best thing to being in the Paris Agreement! After the tour guests are encouraged to join GreenHomeNYC for networking drinks at nearby Threes Brewing
October 16, 2015green 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 297,000 sqft. It prevents approximately 6.8 million gallons of stormwater run-off annually. The roof features 14 different varieties of Sedum plants grown on a regional production farm in upstate New York. Read more about the roof from the designers.
July 6, 2015
Join GreenHomeNYC for a special tour of One Penn Plaza’s Combined Heat and Power plant!Date: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm Location: 34th Street Lobby of One Penn Plaza (entrance btw 7th and 8th Avenues) Cost: $10 Early Bird; $15 Procrastinator Sign Up! This midtown office building produces 6.2 megawatts of energy on the 12th floor, greatly reducing peak demand burden on the City’s energy grid. Property manager Vornado invites GreenHomeNYC to explore their Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant at the 57-story One Penn Plaza, a major contributor to the 2.5 million square foot building’s LEED-EB rating for existing buildings. Peak Power One CHP removes a burden of 20-25 million kwh per year from the City’s power grid, and supplies 50% of the electricity and 30% of the steam requirements to One Penn Plaza. By capturing waste heat from the engine generators and reusing it to power both heating and cooling systems for the building, the system achieves approximately double the efficiency of conventional power supplied by the grid (70+%). The higher efficiency reduces greenhouse gas emissions, making the building’s electricity usage 40% less carbon intensive.
Space is limited, so RSVP TODAY