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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!

Built Positive: Help Build What's Next

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 3 CE Hours
AIA CES:
Approved for 3 CE Hours
Event Prices: 
General Admission
Free Admission

Hosted by: BuildingGreen, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, and Google 

This national workshop series is a three-hour interactive workshop that will bring together sustainability thought leaders in the built environment to help identify new opportunities to add value to their projects while bringing project values to life. 

Facilitated by Nadav Malin, president of BuildingGreen, the high-energy sessions will explore design methodologies, material health programs, product and systems innovations, and a new definition of waste. Attendees will investigate and develop concepts for design, use, disassembly, and reuse that are fundamental to creating positive material flows and realizing positive outcomes for people, planet, and business. 

Participants will:

  • Discover emerging concepts in the sustainably built environment, including circular economy, buildings as material banks, material passports, health, wellness, and cradle to cradle.

  • Learn to translate a client’s commitment to developing innovative, market-leading projects into a new value model for positive impact.

  • Explore how materials and products designed with Cradle to Cradle principles form the basis for success in the design of circular systems. 

  • Bridge theories of positive impact with professional practice toward systemic change with bottom line impact.

Workshop participants will receive 3 AIA, IDCEC, and GBCI continuing education credits. A networking reception will follow each session.

BuildingEnergy NYC 2016

Event Prices: 
Conference + Trade Show Pass
$275

Attend the BuildingEnergy NYC Conference + Trade Show, NYC's fastest-growing event for professionals and practitioners working on energy efficiency initiatives and high performance buildings.

Hosted by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), this year's event will be held on November 3rd at the TKP New York Conference Center. Established in 2012 and growing exponentially each year, BuildingEnergy NYC has set itself apart as the place where New York’s architects, engineers, policy-makers, building operators, realtors, builders, energy professionals, and educators come together to share best practices and biggest challenges, with the end goal of making the buildings and infrastructure of this great city even better.

Urban Green Research Manager Sean Brennan and other experts will examine the best and the brightest emerging ideas on improving urban buildings and discuss where NYC codes might be headed next at the NYC's Ambitious New Energy Code panel.

Space on the trade show floor is going quickly and will sell out. Reserve your spot today by contacting Zach Bitzer at zbitzer@nesea.org or (413) 774-6051 ext. 15.

Climbing Kilimanjaro: Support Urban Green Every Foot of the Way

Event Prices: 
Pledge
Free Admission

Mark MacCracken on Matterhorn

Mark MacCracken and his son Josh summited the Matterhorn in 2012 in support of USGBC's Project Haiti Orphanage.

Urban Green Board Member Emeritus Mark MacCracken (CALMAC) is generously and courageously dedicating his summit of Mount Kilimanjaro later this month in support of Urban Green's work. 

It feels like a paradox—saving natural landscapes like Kilimanjaro by focusing on cities and buildings—but it’s true. Buildings produce more greenhouse gases than other source in NYC, and are the fourth largest culprit nationwide. Urban Green is working to change that—we’ve created and fought for the ideas that are turning NYC’s buildings green. And if we can figure out sustainability in NYC, we can figure it out in other large cities across the country.

If you'd like to support Mark and our mission, please pledge a tax-deductible donation of 1, 2, 3 or even 10 cents a vertical foot for the trip up on summit day (roughly 3,700 feet), down (between 6,000 and 9,000 feet) or both.

Questions?

Contact Bea Mora by email or at (212)514-9385, ext. 124.

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