WISE briefing with Nilda Mesa

WISE briefing with Nilda Mesa

The Building Energy Exchange will host Women in Sustainability and Energy on the evening of July 28 for a talk by past and future WISE successes with Nilda Mesa, Director of NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. The evening will kickoff with a of the

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De Blasio takes major step toward powering NYC with 100% renewable energy

De Blasio takes major step toward powering NYC with 100% renewable energy

“This is a call to the marketplace: the biggest energy customer you’ll find is ready to put our money where our mouth is when it comes to renewable power,” said Mayor de Blasio. “Our administration has made an unprecedented commitment to our the

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Treehaus encourages a sort of “urban foraging” at its woodsy Midtown eatery

Treehaus encourages a sort of “urban foraging” at its woodsy Midtown eatery

More businesses are understanding that excellent design and sustainable decisions go hand-in-hand. The Midtown East Eatery, Treehaus, exemplifies that award-winning design can improve human, ecological, and business health. Designers from UnSpace in the

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Preview LMHQ’s new “clubhouse” for Lower Manhattan professionals for free this week

Preview LMHQ’s new “clubhouse” for Lower Manhattan professionals for free this week

lmhq, gensler, lower manhattan headquarters, lower manhattan, 150 broadway, ideapaint, NY Tech Meetup and NY Tech Council, downtown alliance, co working spaces nyc, nyc meeting spaces, nyc conference rooms, sustainable design, eco design, green design

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Morning Salon with Carl Minchew of Benjamin Moore

Morning Salon with Carl Minchew of Benjamin Moore

Morning Salon’s Spring Season Finale with Carl Minchew, VP of Color Innovation at Benjamin Moore.

Morning Salon’s Spring Season is filled with corporate expertise meeting entrepreneurial brilliance taking on sustainability in ways that break down

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Go Green! Greenpoint Festival

Go Green! Greenpoint Festival

McCarren Park will host Go Green! Greenpoint’s annual festival focusing on sustainability and local products. Since starting in 2008, this event has become an annual staple of community life. Now, it is the place to go to learn about local initiatives

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In the Future There Will Be No Waste

In the Future There Will Be No Waste

The Center for Architecture will host a panel at the First Street Garden discussing the future sustainability of cities and the invisible constructs that hold cities together. Two panels will discuss the questions of waste management and integration, of

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Mayor de Blasio announces winners of the RISE:NYC climate change solution competition

Mayor de Blasio announces winners of the RISE:NYC climate change solution competition

RISE : NYC, Resiliency Innovations for a Stronger Economy …. Eleven winners have been selected in a global competition to help small businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy to prepare for future storms, sea level rise, and other effects of climate : a

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NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio’s revamp of PlaNYC

NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio’s revamp of PlaNYC

NYC Environmentalists are waiting with bated breath to see if Mayor de Blasio has plans to rebrand PlaNYC, the city’s eight-year-old sustainability blueprint designed by the Bloomberg administration. As reported by Cains New York, Local environmental is

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will.i.am launches roll-out of EKOCYCLE recycled bottle sheets across W Hotel rooms around the world

will.i.am launches roll-out of EKOCYCLE recycled bottle sheets across W Hotel rooms around the world

W Hotels Worldwide, will.i.am and The Coca-Cola Company Introduce the EKOCYCLE™ Brand to W Hotel Guest Rooms across the Globe Stylish Sustainability Initiative Launches Tonight in New York City; W Hotel Guest Rooms around the World to Have Sheets and

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Marine pollution research expedition “Race for Water Odyssey” cruises into New York Harbor

Marine pollution research expedition “Race for Water Odyssey” cruises into New York Harbor

The Race for Water Odyssey (R4WO) reached New York City on Thursday, concluding its Atlantic crossing in a journey that will take its six-man crew over 40,000 nautical miles as they attempt to draw up the first global assessment of plastic pollution in

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Don’t miss FIT’s Sustainable Business and Design Conference today

Don’t miss FIT’s Sustainable Business and Design Conference today

FIT Sustainable Business and Design Conference, fashion institute of technology, sustainable business, sustainable fashion, Jon Bowermaster

Tuesday, April 7, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) will hold its Ninth Annual Sustainable Business is

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Mayor de Blasio launches Green Buildings Technical Working Group as step towards NYC’s 80 by 50 objective

Mayor de Blasio launches Green Buildings Technical Working Group as step towards NYC’s 80 by 50 objective

Taking a huge step closer to NYC’s ambitious 80 by 50 goal, Mayor de Blasio recently announced the launch of the city’s green-minded Technical Working Group (TWG). The group is made up of more than 40 industry leaders, experts and advocates who will help

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Stereotank’s giant heart-shaped sculpture drums up the love in Times Square (PHOTOS)

Stereotank’s giant heart-shaped sculpture drums up the love in Times Square (PHOTOS)

Each year, the Times Square Alliance holds a design competition for invited design teams to submit a proposal for a Valentine Heart sculpture, which is judged by the Architectural League of New York. This year’s winners, Stereotank, are based locally but

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CUNY solar program wins $800,000 DOE grant to design resilient emergency solar energy systems

CUNY solar program wins $800,000 DOE grant to design resilient emergency solar energy systems

Exciting solar news, NYC! Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last week that the City University of New York (CUNY) has been awarded $800,000 to support the design and implementation of the university’s resilient solar electric system plan, Smart DG Hub, which

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5th Annual Green Festival at the Javits Center

5th Annual Green Festival at the Javits Center

Green Festival is the largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event in the United States. This annual festival is back at the LEED Certified Javits Center from April 24-26 for its 5th year in New York City. Single, weekend, and three

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BKSK Architects’ LEED Gold-Seeking Complex Boasts Modern Amenities and Green Space in the East Village

BKSK Architects’ LEED Gold-Seeking Complex Boasts Modern Amenities and Green Space in the East Village

New York-based BKSK Architects is aiming high with their latest project, The Jefferson. The 115,000-square-foot, multi-family complex located on the East Village site of a former vaudeville theater by the same name is on track to earn LEED Gold certification

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GREENSPACENYC Happy Hour with Sustanability Nerds

GREENSPACENYC Happy Hour with Sustanability Nerds

Join the GreenspaceNYC team for drinks this Saturday to learn more about how you can participate in their 2015 public programming. Whether you are interested in volunteering, teaching or just hanging out with like-minded sustainability geeks, join in on the

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“Billion Oyster Pavilion” and “Organic Growth” win 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition

“Billion Oyster Pavilion” and “Organic Growth” win 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition

Organic Growth by Madrid and London-based Izaskun Chinchilla Architects

In a surprising move, the jury of the fifth annual City of Dreams Pavilion Competition has chosen not one, but two entries as this year’s winners. As part of the ever popular FIGMENT festival

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New York City’s largest wind turbine will provide power for Brooklyn recycling plant

New York City’s largest wind turbine will provide power for Brooklyn recycling plant

Measuring in at 160-feet-tall, New York City’s largest wind turbine is set to generate up to 100 kilowatts for Brooklyn’s Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility. Designed and constructed by Vermont-based company Aegis Renewable Energy for a reported

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A new Bjarke Ingels Group project is coming to Harlem

A new Bjarke Ingels Group project is coming to Harlem

Will Harlem be the next NYC nabe to get a project by BIG? Earlier this month, Danish architect Bjarke Ingels requested a permit to build a 235,000-square-foot, 233-unit residential building in Harlem, which also includes 37,000 square feet of commercial space.

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NYC to replace old payphones with free wi-fi hot spots in 2015

NYC to replace old payphones with free wi-fi hot spots in 2015

This week, a New York City committee approved long-awaited plans to replace the city’s antiquated, unused sidewalk payphones with free Wi-Fi hot spots. The high-speed aluminum charging stations will offer free Wi-Fi as well as free nationwide phone calls

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NYC developers team up to boost shipping container housing and retail in the city

NYC developers team up to boost shipping container housing and retail in the city

Shipping container homes and shops have been popping up here and there around New York City, but two developers are hoping to bring a lot more of the sustainable design trend to the Big Apple. Palladium Management and SG Blocks recently created a new

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INTERVIEW: Elea Robinson, Founding Faculty at New Amsterdam School, On Growing A Green School

INTERVIEW: Elea Robinson, Founding Faculty at New Amsterdam School, On Growing A Green School

It’s likely that the vast majority of us had a similar elementary school experience: rote memorization, gross cafeteria “mystery food”, long days spent sitting at our desks, filling out worksheets, anxiously awaiting the few precious minutes outside that were

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VIDEO: What Does It Mean to Live in an Era of Inevitable Surprise?

VIDEO: What Does It Mean to Live in an Era of Inevitable Surprise?

What does it mean to live in a world of natural distasters and unpredictability? Andrew Zolli, a futures researcher and author of Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back, explores this issue for a living. This fall at the Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium

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