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Last Build Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:02:52 +0000


Volunteer Spotlight: Emily Taubenblatt

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:02:52 +0000

Meet another GreenHomeNYC volunteer who dedicates her time to make our educational programs a success.  This month, the spotlight is on Emily Taubenblatt.   Why did you decide to volunteer for GreenHomeNYC? About 2 years ago, I wanted to connect with others in my chosen field of sustainability and I also was looking for a job. Read more...

Monthly Forum: Sustainable Policy 201

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 03:50:18 +0000

For many years, GreenHomeNYC has dedicated an annual Policy Forum in the name of Patty Noonan, a GreenHomeNYC Founder and a trailblazer in sustainability who helped change the industry before we lost her way too soon. Her work with the Housing Partnership started the first replicable efficient affordable housing demonstration in the region, and paved the. Read more...

{Green Careers} March Event: Green Credentialing

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 21:03:49 +0000

Professional certifications can often be helpful in the sustainability field, especially for professionals seeking to get their foot in the door, or change jobs. Although LEED is still fairly ubiquitous, as attitudes toward urban living and buildings change, newer certifications are coming to the fore, sometimes making it difficult to know which ones are right. Read more...

January Forum Recap: The Green Catwalk

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 22:32:06 +0000

by Jenny Nicolas   At the annual GreenHomeNYC Green Catwalk, seven speakers presented the latest information on everything from ventilation to greening the moving industry to O&M to-do lists within the sustainability space.   Part 1: Eat, Breathe, Move, & Check Sustainably   Changing Our Relationship with Food Ricky Stephens, co-founder of AgTech X, set. Read more...

Sustainable Farm Life at Queens County Farm Museum

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 20:57:21 +0000

by Kimberly Stempien   Where can you visit a farm within the five boroughs of New York City?  Queens County Farm Museum, in Floral Park, Queens, a 47-acre working farm with a focus on sustainable agriculture.  Purchased in 1975 by the NYC Department of Parks, the farm dates back to 1697. In the 1800’s, it. Read more...

{Green Careers} February Recap: Telling Your Sustainability Story

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 21:56:13 +0000

by Carl Hourihan One February 13th, GreenHomeNYC hosted Jacquelyn Ottman for a workshop on Telling Your Sustainability Story.   Jacquelyn is an internationally recognized expert on green marketing and eco-innovation and author of five award-winning books, including The New Rules of Green Marketing. She is the founder of Ottman Consulting, which has guided strategy for. Read more...

Monthly Forum: How to be Cool and Efficient

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 21:42:24 +0000

As air conditioning is increasingly considered to be a required amenity in both residential and commercial settings, even as concern about global warming and greenhouse gasses has grown, this forum will discuss the key air conditioning system types and their related energy efficiency.  We will also discuss some design issues, troubleshooting installation problems and, finally. Read more...

Volunteer Spotlight: Samantha Yost

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 21:39:46 +0000

Meet some of the GreenHomeNYC volunteers who dedicate their time to make our educational programs a success.  This month, the spotlight is on Samantha Yost.   Why did you decide to volunteer for GHNYC? I started coming to events almost immediately after I moved to New York. I had just finished my masters degree, but. Read more...

October Tour Recap: Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 05:29:57 +0000

by Noah Siegel   Have you ever wondered what happens to the water you use after washing the dishes, taking a shower, or flushing the toilet? GreenHomeNYC visited the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to learn how the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) sustainably handles wastewater treatment. Our tour was led. Read more...

November Forum Recap: Innovations in Transportation: Mobility in Smart Cities

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 22:39:34 +0000

by Jenny Nicolas   The GreenHomeNYC November Forum held at the Hafele America showroom showcased a panel of four thought-leaders, who provided insight on the current status of New York City’s mobility and addressed innovative solutions to create a truly Smart City. The panelists discussed exciting projects and cutting edge technology that will help cities. Read more...