Upcoming events – May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011 at 5:02 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.

MAY 17

Sustainable Waterfronts Symposium, presented by Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs

  • Tuesday, May 17, 6 – 8 pm
  • William and Anita Newman Conference Center, 151 East 25th St, Room 750

Graduate students will present sustainability plans for three sections of New York City’s waterfront – the Staten Island North Shore, the Gowanus Canal and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. New York City development leaders will offer their reactions to the plans presented.

MAY 17

Bountiful Yards: Innovation for Small-Plot Food Production, organized by CUNY’s Institute for Sustainable Cities

  • Tuesday, May 17, 6 pm
  • Hunter College Faculty Dining Hall, 8th Floor, Hunter West Building

A panel discussion on food and farming in metropolitan areas, featuring guests from the New York region and Melbourne, Australia. Learn about innovative models for transforming yards into food-producing spaces, as well as the implications for both the metropolitan landscape and the larger food system. 

MAY 17, 24, 31

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

  • Tuesdays throughout May, 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 workshop costs $50 per person.

MAY 18

Understanding the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan and Complying with Benchmarking, organized by the Urban Green Council and the NYC Department of Buildings

  • Wednesday, May 18th, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • NYC Department of Buildings, 6th Floor Training Room, 280 Broadway, NY, NY

An information session that will cover the City’s plan to improve the environmental impact of its buildings, explain who is covered by the laws, and discuss compliance with Local Law 84, NYC’s building benchmarking law. Urban Green Council will present its helpful and informative Benchmarking Compliance Checklist and User’s Guide to assist with compliance with LL84.

Green Building Monthly Forum: Sustainability Leaders Pecha Kucha, organized by GreenHomeNYC

  • Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
  • New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy, 160 Varick St, NY, NY

A panel of sustainability leaders will present on the top three issues on their minds right n0w in Pecha Kucha format (20 images for 20 seconds each).

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.


Improving Indoor Air Quality in Multi-family Existing Buildings, organized by the Urban Green Council and Steven Winter Associates

  • Wednesday, June 1, 8:00 – 9:00 am
  • The Metlife Building, 200 Park Ave, 9th Floor, NY, NY

A discussion of the challenges to and improvement strategies for indoor air quality in New York City’s multifamily residential buildings. This even costs $15 for students and Urban Green Council members, and $25 for non-members.


Speak Green, organized by the Urban Green Council

  • Wednesday, June 8, 9:00-5:30, with reception until 7:30
  • The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor, NY, NY

Examine the role of effective messaging in promoting green building. A primer for both building industry professionals and any organization in any sector hoping to better communicate about their green initiatives or skills. This conference costs $200 for Urban Green Council members or $250 for non-members.


LEED Workshop: Understanding the LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System, organized by the Urban Green Council

  • Friday, June 17, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • 150 E. 42nd Street, Lower Concourse, NY, NY

An introduction to LEED for Neighborhood Development, which integrates the principles of smart growth, urbanism and green building into the first national system for rating neighborhood design. The workshop costs $245 for Urban Green Council members and $295 for non-members before June 10, when prices go up.


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