Upcoming Events – Monday, February 14

February 14, 2011 at 12:09 pm Leave a comment

The Green Housing Initiative of the Supportive Housing Network of New York strives to make the community aware of events that relate to its mission. These include workshops, panels, conferences, etc. that focus on the intersection of environmental sustainability and affordable and supportive housing. We may also list events that relate to one aspect of our mission, including those that focus on environmental communication, integrating supportive housing into the community and green building financing and policy. If you know of an upcoming event that we should include in our listings, please leave a comment or contact us.

See our list of upcoming events after the jump.

FEB 15

Sustainability and Underserved Communities, organized by the Sustainability Practice Network

  • Tuesday, February 15, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • NYU Center for Global Affairs Woolworth Building – 15 Barclay Street, New York, NY

A panel discussion of how and why environmental sustainability is becoming a priority for urban low-income communities.

FEB 16

Affordable Housing GreenHomeNYC forum, organized by GreenHome NYC

  • Wednesday Feb. 16, 2011 6:30 PM – 8:00 pm
  • Gunlocke Co. NYC Showroom 257 Park Ave S., #14 (between 20th and 21st)

A discussion of design innovations in three green affordable, multi-family housing projects in the Bronx, and how they are revitalizing the community. The event will feature supportive housing  provider WHEDCo, along with Phipps Housing, the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Enterprise Community Partners, Dattner Architects and Magnusson Architecture & Planning.

Green Building in 2011, organized by YRG Sustainability Consultants

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2011 5:30 – 7:00 pm
  • 217 Grand Street – Suite 802, New York, NY 10013

“Join YRG for wine and cheese, and a lively discussion on what’s coming down the pike in the new year for the green building industry.”

FEB 23

Urban Agriculture and Active Design: The Next Frontiers of Sustainability , organized by YRG Sustainability

  • Wednesday Feb. 23, 2011 8:30 am – 10:00 am
  • 217 Grand Street – Suite 802, New York, NY 10013

A discussion of active design strategies to promote physical activity and urban food production to improve health and the environment.


Overview of EPA’s Multifamily High Rise Program, organized by Enterprise Community Partners

  • Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2:00-3:30 pm
  • Webinar – register here

EPA will describe its new program, Energy Star for Mid- and High-Rise multi-family buildings.

MAR 14

Behavior Change toward Green Living and Emissions Reduction, sponsored by Enterprise Community Partners

  • Monday Mar. 14, 2011 3:00 – 4:30 pm
  • Webinar – register here

Enterprise Vice-President for Green Communities Dana Bourland, along with Jonathan Rose, of Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, and Linda Mandolini, Executive Director of Eden Housing, will discuss their experience engaging residents and property managers in green living and operations and maintenance.

MAR 15

Green Procurement: Behavior or Myth? organized by the Sustainable Practice Network and the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2011 6:15 – 8:00 pm
  • Baruch College, 55 Lexington Ave, Room 14-220, New York, NY

A panel discussion of trends in green products, their marketing, and the growing consumer demand for comprehensive sustainability in purchasing.

MAR 24

Overview of Enterprise Green Multifamily Rehabilitiation Specifications, organized by Enterprise Community Partners

  • Thursday, Mar. 24, 2:00-3:30 pm
  • Webinar – Register here

An overview of the basic content and structure of Enterprise’s model specifications for multifamily projects of more than three stories that are undergoing moderate rehabilitation.


Managing Lean and Green: Alternative Energy Technologies, organized by the Supportive Housing Network of New York, the Pratt Center for Community Development, the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, and the Urban Homesteading Resources Board

  • Wednesday, April 6, 10 am – 12 pm
  • Pratt Manhatten Campus, 144 West 14th St, Room 608, New York, NY

This program will explore the benefits and costs of alternative energy technologies for the owners and managers of multi-family affordable housing.

APR 29

Pratt Institute’s Program for Sustainable Planning and Development Lecture Series: New York State Climate Action Plan, organized by the Pratt Institute

  • Friday April 29, 6:00-7:30, with a reception at 5:30
  • Pratt Manhattan Campus 144 West 14th Street, Room 213 New York, NY

Alan Belensz, Director of the Office of Climate Change with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, discusses the State’s Climate Action Plan.

MAY 23

How to Make Conservation the People’s Choice, organized by the New York Academy of Sciences

  • Monday, May 23, 2011 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St, 40th Fl, New York, NY

Nature Conservancy Chief Peter Kareiva discusses his theory of how to move conservation from a special interest to a routine and mainstream value. This event costs $25/person, or $20 for members of the New York Academy of Sciences.


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