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The Emerging Professionals of Urban Green Council represent a coalition of young professionals in the New York City area intent on developing opportunities in the green building movement for future leaders.

EP is a programmatic committee supported by a core Leadership group and several sub-committees.  These young professionals work to create programming for New York City's community of emerging leaders in green building, and also participate on the national level through U.S. Green Building Council's EP iniatives such as the R3build Design Competition and the EP Academy.  They host a monthly educational forum on green building, develop community-building social events, and arrange green building tours in New York City.

Thank you to our outgoing 2013 Committee Members and Co-chair, Justin Chan for their hard work and leadership organizing fantastic events this year!


Lee Beckman, MechoSystems
Max Kaufman, MechoSystems


Pauline Barkin
Ashley D'Auria
Emily Danzinger-Willemsen
Timothy Hartin
Hsin Jou Hsiao
Ian Jurgensen
Omer Kalafatoglu

Shari Leventhal
Jenna Lipson 
Watson Millison
Dara Perl
Doug Semmes
Jen Terry
Heather Zanoni








When: 1st Tuesday of every month
Where: Various locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn
What: After EP updates and a round of introductions, we launch into the topical education session.  We aim for educational speakers who can provide CE credits,and topics based on expressed interests of the group. It's always followed by happy hour across the street at Legends Bar!

Sandy FundraiserDesign Competition, EP Career Fair, LEED GA Crash Course, film screenings, green building tours, bike tour & pub crawl, EP retreat/field trip, and volunteer days.

2014 EVENTS More coming soon!
January Forum: Greenstreets | January 7
February Forum: EcoDistricts in NYC | February 11
Sustainability Graduate Mixer: Galway Pub | February 21
March Forum: Design Competitions: The Sustainable Influence | March 18 
EP Building Tour: MechoSystems Headquarters | April 8
May Forum: Is Green Building Ethical? | May 13
June Forum | June 10

January Forum: NYC's First Net-Zero School | January 8
February Forum: Biomimicry + Architecture | February 5
Film Screening: Carbon Nation | February 20
March Forum: The Solar Sandy Project | March 5
Fundraiser: Help Rebuild Staten Island with Habitat-NYC! | March 21
Green Building Tour: 200 Park Avenue, Gibson Dunn Law Office | April 16
Earth Day Volunteering: Pitch In, Pick Up | April 20
May Forum: PlaNYC Programs to Reduce Emissions | May 7
Special Event: Networking for the Next Generation of Sustainable Building Professionals | May 16
Special Event: EP Locavore Picnic | June 23
July Forum: Honest Buildings | July 9
Green Building Tour: New School University Center | August 13
August Forum: Speed Networking | August 15
Special Event: Sustainability Graduate Mixer | September 20
September Forum: Augmented Reality for Sustainable Design | September 24
October Forum: Built to Waste? | October 8
Career Fair + Salon | October 28
November Forum: Elections & Chasing Ice Screening | November 12
LEED Crash Course | November 19
Holiday Party | December 5
R3build Design Competition | Registration deadline January 24, 2014

Archive of 2012 EP Events


Want to stay up-to-date? Join our Google Group for all announcements, and check out our Facebook for more updates.

Have questions? Contact us at emergingprofessionals[at]urbangreencouncil.org


EP Committees | The Emerging Professionals of Urban Green Council are entirely comprised of young professionals volunteering their time and expertise to develop educational programming and networking opportunities in New York City.  If you'd like to get involved, apply for a committee position during our annual elections every November.

EP Membership | Become a member of Urban Green Council, and support our advocacy, education and research efforts.  Urban Green recently introduced an EP membership level that has all the benefits of our regular membership for recent college grads under age 30.  Sign up today!


The Emerging Professionals are able to organize events in part due to generous contributions from event sponsors, as well as the support of Urban Green Council. If you would like to sponsor or host an event, please contact the Emerging Professionals Liaison at Urban Green Council.