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Summer Membership Picnic

Event Prices: 
Urban Green Member
$10
Non-Member
$15


 

Join the Urban Green Membership Committee and Emerging Professionals for a Summer Picnic in Prospect Park. Leaders from both committees will be there to talk about Urban Green and the benefits and impacts of membership. Bring friends and colleagues interested in learning more about what we do, and network with sustainability professionals. Summer snacks and refreshments will be provided!

Why Green Buildings Matter for Brokers - Residential

Registration for the afternoon event is closed, if you would like to attend the morning session click here. 

Stay on the leading edge of the residential market! Why Green Buildings Matter explains the benefits of green buildings to you and your clients' bottom line. Understand the business case for high performance buildings:

  • Why buildlings labeled as green or energy efficient have higher rents and sales prices.
  • Why tenants prefer to rent in green or energy efficient buildings.
  • How to market your building as a high performance building.
  • How you can help your clients work with their landlord or tenants to capture the benefits of greener, more efficient buildings.
  • How local laws impact the value of NYC buildings

 

Thank you to our partner

instructor
Adam Sledd
Director of Commercial Real Estate Engagement, Institute for Market Transformation

Adam Sledd leads IMT's efforts engaging the commercial real estate industry in energy efficiency strategies. Sledd helps individual companies, trade associations, and government agencies save energy and money by incorporating sustainability into the landlord-tenant relationship.

Why Green Buildings Matter for Brokers

Event Prices: 
Free Admission
Free Admission

Stay on the leading edge of the commercial market! Why Green Buildings Matter explains the benefits of green buildings to you and your clients' bottom line. Understand the business case for high performance buildings, and find out:

  • Why buildlings labeled as green or energy efficient have higher rents and sales prices.
  • Why tenants prefer to rent in green or energy efficient buildings.
  • How to market your building as a high performance building.
  • How you can help your clients work with their landlord or tenants to capture the benefits of greener, more efficient buildlings.
  • How local laws impact the value of NYC buildings

 

Thank you to our partner

instructor
Adam Sledd
Director of Commercial Real Estate Engagement, Institute for Market Transformation

Adam Sledd leads IMT's efforts engaging the commercial real estate industry in energy efficiency strategies. Sledd helps individual companies, trade associations, and government agencies save energy and money by incorporating sustainability into the landlord-tenant relationship.

Urban Green Strategic Plan Update

Event Prices: 
Invite Only
Free Admission

We’re holding a reception for our supporters and friends to share what we’ve accomplished in 2016 and what we have in the works for 2017, including progress on our Strategic Plan. Highlights include:

  • Key takeaways from Urban Green’s NYC energy use projections, showing what matters for 2030—and how we’re going to meet the challenge;
  • What we’re seeing on the policy front, including important progress on landmarks barriers to green building.

Join us for a brief presentation and discussions, followed by a tasting of a selection of single malt whiskies. We have a lot of important things to share with you—don’t miss it!

SCHEDULE

6:00 - 6:30 pm   Welcome, with light refreshments available
6:30 - 7:15 pm   Presentation from Urban Green Council
7:15 - 8:00 pm   Single malt tasting

Making Cities Smarter: Using Data to Shape NYC

Event Prices: 
Invite Only
Free Admission

The cities around us create a wealth of data every day. The question is how to visualize, interpret and respond to this data to build a better city. In this session, we will explore the intersection of design and technology as it relates to urban planning and look at the way data collection, sensors and systems in smart cities are implemented. We will discuss the opportunities for sustainability that these strategies present and what city regulations and infrastructure are needed to optimally utilize this information and implement them.

Cities around the world have begun to utilize data and systems to improve everything from traffic congestion to pneumatic waste collection. These types of data analytics present opportunities to help improve energy efficiency, safety, CO2 emissions, and waste within a city and more. New York City has already begun to collect building performance data under Local Law 84 and is now starting to roll-out systems like LinkNYC which provide free Wi-Fi and digital tools around the city, while project’s like Hudson Yards are creating the first “quantified community” in the United States. The generation of and collection of this information has the potential to impact both the physical environment as well as the way we interface with our city. 

This is the first of a series of multidisciplinary sessions hosted by Urban Green to address critical issues facing New York City. The goal for each session is to bring together the most pertinent group of designers, academic thinkers, and policymakers for a conversation that is mutually beneficial and that will help to advance the level of thinking on these complex issues. 

SCHEDULE

8:30 - 9:00 am     Breakfast
9:00 - 11:00 am   Program

speakers
Miguel A. Gamiño Jr.
Chief Technology Officer, City of New York

Constantine E. Kontokosta
Deputy Director for Academics, NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress

Jeff Merritt
Director of Innovation, City of New York

Richard Plunz
Director, Urban Design Lab, Columbia University

Luis Rodriguez
Director, Product Management, Internet of Things, IBM

Urban Green Strategic Plan Update

Event Prices: 
Invite Only
Free Admission

We’re holding a reception for our top supporters to share what we’ve accomplished in 2016 and what we have in the works for 2017, including progress on our Strategic Plan. Highlights include:

  • Key takeaways from Urban Green’s NYC energy use projections, showing what matters for 2030—and how we’re going to meet the challenge;
  • What we’re seeing on the policy front, including important progress on landmarks barriers to green building.

Join us for a brief presentation and discussions, followed by a tasting of a select biodynamic and organic wines from Chambers Street Wines. We have a lot of important things to share with you—don’t miss it!

SCHEDULE

6:00 - 6:30 pm   Welcome, with wine and soda available
6:30 - 7:15 pm   Presentation from Urban Green Council
7:15 - 8:00 pm   Wine tasting

Urban Green Strategic Plan Update

Event Prices: 
Invite Only
Free Admission

We are holding two receptions for our top supporters to share where we’ve come in 2016 and what we have in the works for 2017. Highlights include:

  • Key takeaways from Urban Green’s NYC energy use projections, showing what matters for 2030—and how we’re going to meet the challenge;
  • Planning a super green fit out for UGC’s new office;
  • What we’re seeing on the policy front, including important progress on landmarks barriers to green building.

Join us for a brief presentation and discussions, followed by a wine tasting from Chambers Street Wines. It should be fun and thoughtful evening with your colleagues from the green building movement.

SCHEDULE

6:00 - 6:30 pm   Welcome, with wine and soda available
6:30 - 7:15 pm   Presentation from Urban Green Council
7:15 - 8:00 pm   Wine tasting

Urban Green Strategic Plan Update

Event Prices: 
Invite Only
Free Admission

We are holding two receptions for our top supporters to share where we’ve come in 2016 and what we have in the works for 2017. Highlights include:

  • Key takeaways from Urban Green’s NYC energy use projections, showing what matters for 2030—and how we’re going to meet the challenge;
  • Planning a super green fit out for UGC’s new office;
  • What we’re seeing on the policy front, including important progress on landmarks barriers to green building.

Join us for a brief presentation and discussions, followed by a wine tasting from Chambers Street Wines. It should be fun and thoughtful evening with your colleagues from the green building movement.

SCHEDULE

6:00 - 6:30 pm   Welcome, with wine and soda available
6:30 - 7:15 pm   Presentation from Urban Green Council
7:15 - 8:00 pm   Wine tasting

Volunteer Day at The Youth Farm

Event Prices: 
General Admission
Free Admission

Photo courtesy of the Youth Farm.

For more information, check out our event recap.

Join us for a fun and enriching volunteer experience at the Youth Farm in Brooklyn.

The Youth Farm is an educational-focused production farm in Brooklyn that offers New Yorkers opportunities to increase their knowledge of the food system and build high level organic growing skills to share with their communities. The Youth Farm grows organic food and flowers on one acre for the community and beyond, and offers advanced farm training and leadership opportunities for youth and adults.

Volunteers will work together on a composting project and learn skills in organic farming and the value of local food growth. You’ll get to give back while networking and meeting others in the Urban Green family.

The full day will last from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. Spots are limited—register now!

Thank you to the Youth Farm for hosting!

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