Upcoming Events – Tuesday, March 8

March 8, 2011 at 2:15 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.

See our list of upcoming events after the jump.

If you know of an upcoming event that we should include in our listings, please leave a comment or contact us.

MAR 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31

Local Law 84 Benchmarking Training, organized by the Association for Energy Affordability

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout March, 1:00 – 4:30 pm
  • AEA Office, 505 8th Avenue (at 35th St.), New York, NY

 This training, ideal for building owners and managers, covers the requirements of New York City’s new Greener, Greater Buildings Law 84 and how to benchmark using EPA’s Portfolio Manager. The event costs $50 per person.

MAR 11

Local Law 84 Benchmarking Training, organized by Bright Power

  • Thursday, March 3, 11:00 am
  • Webinar – register here

For property owners or managers with questions about Local Law 84 Benchmarking compliance.

Typologies of Social Engagement: Redefining Architectural Practice, part of the Pratt Institute Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development Spring Lecture Series

  • Friday, March 11, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Pratt Manhattan Campus, Room 213, 144 West 14th Street, New York, NY

Architect Jonathan Kirschenfeld discusses his recent socially responsible projects.

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 18

Hudson Valley Main Street Summit, organized by the Community Preservation Corporation

  • Friday, Mar. 18, 2011 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Seven21 Media Center, 721 Broadway, Suite 100, Kingston, NY, 12401

This seminar, part of an ongoing series to help educate communities that are engaged in downtown revitalization efforts, will include a discussion of available NYSERDA funding.

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.

Achieving Urban Infrastucture Efficiencies through Building Networks, organized by the New York Academy of Sciences

  •  Thursday, Mar. 24, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St, 40th Fl, New York, NY

Speakers from the National Insistute of Standards and Technology and Citistates will discuss the need for the urban buildings of the future to interact in a way that maximizes productivity and minimizes waste.


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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