NYC 2030 District: Scaling up Sustainability

NYC 2030 District: Scaling up Sustainability

2030 Districts are being promoted to help cut energy and water use in half by 2050. Hear from district founders, and discuss plans for one in Brooklyn.

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Integrative Design: Redefining the Practice of Sustainability

Integrative Design: Redefining the Practice of Sustainability

Integrative Design is a way to engage all project team members in the process of discovering synergies between systems, components, and co-creators (design and construction team) to produce much higher levels of building performance, human comfort, and

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Copper-clad Staten Island courthouse turns towers of justice into a beacon of sustainability

Copper-clad Staten Island courthouse turns towers of justice into a beacon of sustainability

Built to house the New York State Supreme Civil and Criminal Courts as well as the lower Criminal Court, the Staten Island Courthouse impressively blends function, aesthetics, and symbolism into its design. As a courthouse, safety and security are to a

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Is NYC’s sustainability plan hurting the people it should be helping the most?

Is NYC’s sustainability plan hurting the people it should be helping the most?

The Environmental Justice Alliance is getting tough with its criticism against Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying his OneNYC sustainability plan hurts the people who need it the most. Rather than improving conditions for poor residents of the city, EJA says a

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Driving Sustainability Annual Perspective Symposium

Driving Sustainability Annual Perspective Symposium

Join Columbia University Join us as industry leaders illustrate how sustainability is integrated into our society and how associated challenges are addressed through a combination of ideas, best practices, and strategic planning. Our expert panels and a

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NYC launching sustainability boot camp to help building owners meet emissions goals

NYC launching sustainability boot camp to help building owners meet emissions goals

NYC leaders have set some lofty goals for greening the city, with a focus on slashing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Recent studies have shown how improvements in heating efficiency can save building owners tons of money while cutting but

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60 White Street’s opulently restored loft residences marry history, luxury and sustainability in Tribeca

60 White Street’s opulently restored loft residences marry history, luxury and sustainability in Tribeca

newest residential restoration project by Veronica Mainetti, President of Sorgente Group of America on Tuesday, March 1 from 6:00pm-8:30pm.

The evening will take you through the steps in preserving and restoring the historical building, and will you

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NYC’s first net-zero school surrounds students with colorful sustainability

NYC’s first net-zero school surrounds students with colorful sustainability

Situated on a 3.5-acre site, the 68,000-square-foot elementary school is topped with a cantilevered R-30 roof that floats above a grass playing field. The structure is clad on the north, east, and west facades in ribbed precast-concrete panels. Each up

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NY Hall of Science’s breathtaking Great Hall reopens with massive interactive wall showcasing sustainability

NY Hall of Science’s breathtaking Great Hall reopens with massive interactive wall showcasing sustainability

“This is one of the hidden gems of mid-century modern architecture in New York City,” said Todd Schliemann of Ennead Architects, who designed the renovation. “It’s breathtaking.”

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Pratt Institute’s Sustainability Crash Course Workshop

Pratt Institute’s Sustainability Crash Course Workshop

Pratt Institute’s Center for Sustainable Design Strategies will be hosting Sustainability Crash Course, a free public workshop on Saturday, March 28 at Pratt’s Engineering Building in Brooklyn.  Join a host of experts for a full day of discussions and workshops

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Women in Sustainability and Energy – Dollars and Sense

Women in Sustainability and Energy – Dollars and Sense

The Building Energy Exchange  will be hosting the third session in their breakfast series on Women in Sustainability and Energy (WISE). This session will focus on the role of finance in driving green building. This event includes a moderated discussion followed

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Women in Sustainability and Energy: Clean Energy Innovation

Women in Sustainability and Energy: Clean Energy Innovation

Join the Building Energy Exchange the morning of March 6 for the first session of their March breakfast symposia series, WISE: Women in Sustainability and Energy. The discussion will feature women thought-leaders who are accelerating sustainability programs

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Mayor de Blasio announces NYC’s new Office of Sustainability

Mayor de Blasio announces NYC’s new Office of Sustainability

In a move meant to streamline the city’s climate change policies and sustainability initiatives, Mayor de Blasio has combined the Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability with the Office of Environmental Coordination to create New York City’s new Office

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Jane’s Walk: Building Sustainability with Stewardship

Jane’s Walk: Building Sustainability with Stewardship

Join MillionTreesNYC and the Municipal Arts Society on a walk to learn about public green spaces cared for by local stewards and NYC Parks maintenance crews. Explore recently installed bioswales, street trees, and greenstreets, and meet community volunteers

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Urban Green Council Emerging Professionals Sustainability Graduate Mixer

Urban Green Council Emerging Professionals Sustainability Graduate Mixer

Meet and network at the Emerging Professionals of Urban Green Council’s mixer for graduate students in programs focused on green building and sustainability. The event is free and open to all, but please register here in advance. There will be drink specials

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Join Times Square Arts and Artist Laleh Khorramian for a Talk on Ocean Sustainability Tonight

Join Times Square Arts and Artist Laleh Khorramian for a Talk on Ocean Sustainability Tonight

To coincide with Laleh Khorramian’s film Water Panics in the Sea (which is currently playing in Times Square each night), Times Square Arts will be hosting a free talk with the artist and Andrew Hudson, the Head of United Nations Development Water and Ocean

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See Times Square’s Giant Screens Play a Film on Ocean Sustainability Every Night in January

See Times Square’s Giant Screens Play a Film on Ocean Sustainability Every Night in January

Every night this January from 11:57pm to midnight, Laleh Khorrmian’s mystical film Water Panics in the Sea will take over the mega-screens of Times Square as part of Times Square Arts’ “Midnight Moment”. The digital short tells a tale of water and ocean

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Landscape Design Alumni Series: Landscape Design Can LEED to Sustainability

Landscape Design Alumni Series: Landscape Design Can LEED to Sustainability

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is transforming the built environment, resulting in projects that meet the highest green standards for energy and water efficiency, environmentally friendly building materials, and healthy communities.

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Raising Green: a Sustainability Party and Fundraiser

Raising Green: a Sustainability Party and Fundraiser

Earlier this Spring, GreenspaceNYC celebrated its 2nd birthday, and now they’re looking to continue to move the organization forward in its goal of facilitating a green community in the city through free events, discussions and projects.

To join their growth

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Occupy Wall Street Sustainability Plans to Build a Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Occupy Wall Street Sustainability Plans to Build a Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, where 75 percent of children are born in poverty, has few venues for healthy local produce. Occupy Wall Street Sustainability and EcoStation:NY hope to change that by building a 12,000 square foot “Farm in the Sky” this

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Zone Green Amendments by DCP Promote Sustainability for NYC’s Buildings

Zone Green Amendments by DCP Promote Sustainability for NYC’s Buildings

This week, New York’s Department of City Planning released Zone Green, a set of proposed amendments to the city’s zoning resolution designed to remove obstacles to erecting green features in the city’s built environment. These amendments, available for public

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Design with the Other 90% Exhibit Focuses on Cities, Social Impact and Sustainability

Design with the Other 90% Exhibit Focuses on Cities, Social Impact and Sustainability

Design is often thought of as something reserved for the wealthy, a force that creates luxury products at the expense of others. With a change in thought that arose in the 1960s and 1970s, economists and designers began to shift their focus and engage with

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Occupy Wall Street Establishes a Sustainability Working Group to Find Green Solutions

Occupy Wall Street Establishes a Sustainability Working Group to Find Green Solutions

The Sustainability group now has a table and sign officially signalling their approval by the General Assembly to operate as part of the Occupy Wall Street ecosystem. Established about three weeks ago, the team is in charge of operations such as recycling,

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Avon’s New LEED-Seeking Headquarters Showcase the Company’s Commitment to Sustainability

Avon’s New LEED-Seeking Headquarters Showcase the Company’s Commitment to Sustainability

An Avon design committee worked with HOK Architects to renovate the office’s original 1950s building and ensure that it be as energy efficient and “green” as possible. Indoor air quality, recycled materials, water consumption, energy efficiency, waste a

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Help Domestic Construction Bring a Design Plot of Art, Urban Farming, and Sustainability to Brooklyn!

Help Domestic Construction Bring a Design Plot of Art, Urban Farming, and Sustainability to Brooklyn!

Trish Andersen and Maureen Walsh of Domestic Construction have combined their creative forces to bring a new community design space to Greenpoint Brooklyn. This recent artistic endeavor “design.plot” aims to blur the boundaries between sustainability, a

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