Posts tagged ‘Managing Lean and Green’

Upcoming events – June 28, 2011

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. (more…)

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June 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm Leave a comment

Upcoming events – June 6, 2011

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. (more…)

June 6, 2011 at 5:23 pm Leave a comment

“Up on the Roof” workshop a success

Yesterday the Network and its partner organizations hosted the seventh installment in this year’s Managing Lean and Green workshop series. This month’s panel answered the question, “How can affordable housing go green on the roof?” Our speakers covered the gamut of options, from DIY cool roof painting projects to genuine forest environments atop a concrete building. You can view their PowerPoint presentations below.

Green Roof Insights,” Jack Coogan, PR.A., LEED GA; Partner (OCV Architects)

Cool Roofs,” Loretta Tapia, Site Supervisor Coordinator (Green City Force/NYC Cool Roofs)

Green Roofs,” Dwaine Lee, Green Infrastructure Professional & Consultant; Field Manager (Sustainable South Bronx)

May 12, 2011 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

Up on the Roof: A Green Workshop

If you own or manage a building in New York City, it’s likely that you know a thing or two about managing space. With land at such a premium, New Yorkers are skilled at squeezing every last bit of functionality out of the space we have – extra storage space in a strange basement nook, a bathtub in the kitchen – whatever it takes. But there’s one spot that you may have given up on, or never even considered – your rooftop.

The Network and our partners will host a workshop next Wednesday to introduce affordable multi-family housing owners, developers and managers to the myriad uses for roofs. Speakers will discuss how you can put your roof to good use as a blue roof (managing stormwater), cool roof (reducing heating bills and the urban heat island effect) or green roof (reducing heating bills, managing stormwater and creating recreational space).

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May 5, 2011 at 1:39 pm Leave a comment

Upcoming Workshop on NYC’s New Building Laws

New York City buildings will soon face new regulations. As part of the Mayor’s PlaNYC 2030 emissions reduction program, buildings over 50,000 square feet will soon need to conduct annual benchmarks of their current energy use – this means they will have their energy efficiency measured and compared to other, similar buildings in New York City. Later, they will need to get audits and upgrades. Read more about the  laws and the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan here.

The new rules are an opportunity for affordable housing owners to make an honest assessment of their buildings’ performance relative to each other and to the city’s other buildings. When you know which of your buildings are the least efficient, you can direct your investments where they will create the most savings.

But there is much to learn about the laws – who do they cover? What do they require? What is the timeline for action? These questions and more will be addressed in a workshop hosted by the Supportive Housing Network and its partners on February 2. The workshop, part of the Managing Lean and Green series for owners and managers of affordable multi-family housing, will bring buildings experts together to discuss:

    •   The NYC Greener Greater Buildings Laws; context and goals
    •   Building Performance: Benchmarking and evaluation programs
    •   Impact and intent of the laws on building efficiency, health and safety
    •   Available funding to help offset the costs of compliance

Speakers will include:

    • Deborah F. Taylor, AIA, LEED AP, Chief Sustainability Office, New York City Department of Buildings
    •   Erica Brabon, Project Manager, Steven Winter Associates
    •   Valerie Corbett, President of Intelligreen Partners, LLC, on behalf of the Urban Green Council

We think this workshop will be useful not only for those who own or manage buildings that will be affected by the laws, but also for those with smaller buildings. The discussion will explore why every building would benefit from being benchmarked, and how owners can find funding to achieve this goal.

Learn more and register for the workshop here!

January 26, 2011 at 10:49 am Leave a comment


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