Upcoming events – June 6, 2011

June 6, 2011 at 5:23 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.

JUNE 7, 14, 21, 28

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.


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, New York, 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.

Measuring Cities: Carbon Zeros or Carbon Heroes, organized by the New York Metro Chapter of the American Planning Association

  • Wednesday, June 8, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff, 1 Penn Plaza, New York, NY

This event will discuss case studies from Australian cities that are addressing climate change. RSVP by June 7th to fordwagner@pbworld.com


Smart Grid – Driven by Sustainability, part of the Making Green from Green series organized by the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York

  • Tuesday, June 14, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm with reception to follow
  • Citi, ICG Conference Center, 388 Greenwich St, New York, NY

This panel will describe the nature and purpose of the smart grid, its future and how America can get there. Fee of $25 for CBSACNY members;  $40 for non-members; $60 at the door.


NYC Solar Summit 2011, organized by the City University of New York

  • Thursday, June 16, 9:30 am – 4:15 pm with networking event to follow
  • The Graduate Center, City University of New York
    365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

The Solar Summit will focus on existing resources and future opportunities to make solar energy an integral part of New York City’s mix, and will feature panels with local and national leaders in this debate. Fee: $50 (please note that this fee does not cover lunch as the dining room is full to capacity).


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, New York, 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.


Biodiversity in our Cities – The Case for Urban Nature, organized by the Sustainability Practice Network

  • Tuesday, June 21, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • The New School, 65 West 11th Street, Wollman Hall (5th Fl.),  New York, NY

This panel will discuss the status of urban ecology in regional policies and national trends and especially the newly revised PlaNYC which mentions biodiversity and natural systems for the first time.


Political Climate Change Forum 2011: Is New York City Moving Fast Enough? organized by the Pratt Center for Community Development, the Supportive Housing Network of New York, the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board and the Association for Neighborhood Development.

  • Wednesday, June 22, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (breakfast at 9:30 am)
  • Pratt Manhattan Center, 144 W 14th St, Room 213, New York, NY

The concluding event of the 2010-2011 Managing Lean and Green workshop series will bring NYC science, program and policy experts to a panel discussion on the City’s response to climate change.

William Solecki, Director, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities
Forecast of climate change impacts in New York City

Panel: Progress and problems in retrofitting New York City

  • David Bragdon, Director, The Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability
    Version 2.0 of PlaNYC 2030: progress and plans on achieving NYC’s energy efficiency goals
  • Michael T. Colgrove, Director of Energy Progams, NYSERDA
    The impact of new and ongoing energy efficiency projects and programs in NYC
  • Cristiana Fragola, Deputy Director, Office of Strategic Planning & Change Management, New York City Housing Authority
    Progress on greening the largest housing authority in North America
  • David Hepinstall, Director, Association for Energy Affordability
    Progress of WAP in implementing the ARRA funds and the future of that program
  • Susan Leeds, CEO of the new NYC Energy Efficiency Corporation
    Mission, structure and goals for the city’s new energy organization

Wendy Fleischer, Director, Sustainability Services, Pratt Center for Community Development

Energy and Resource Efficiency Technical Conference, organized by the New York Interagency Engineering Council

  • Wednesday, June 22, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

This event will address a wide variety of energy policy and technology issues, including green buildings, the smart grid and several innovative renewable energy sources. Fee: $125 for NYIEC member agencies or online registrants; $150 for others.

Financing Building Retrofit Projects, organized by AGRION

  • Wednesday, June 22,  9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020

A panel will discuss how industry actors can identify and leverage proper channels of funding, and work in tandem to realize the expectations and rewards of building retrofit projects.


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