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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.

Bike the Boros: NYC Century

Event Prices: 
General Admission
Free Admission

One of the best (and carbon-free) ways to see New York City is by bicycle. Join the Urban Green contingent of sustainability professionals on the New York Century Bike Tour for any of the 31, 62, or 100-mile routes through NYC. Register below to meet fellow bike enthusiasts in the Urban Green community and explore the city with us! Please note that you must sign up separately for the ride on the official Bike the Boros: NYC Century page, and we'll send more details to the Urban Green contingent as the date of the ride approaches.

We'll be giving out Urban Green swag to help our sustainability squad stand out, so make sure to RSVP to let us know how much swag to bring!

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 Membership Drive in the lush Long Meadow of 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, or networking with sustainability professionals. Summer snacks and refreshments will be provided!

Take advantage of our summer membership offer at 25% off—sign up in person at the picnic, or join now with discount code SUMMER16!

Meet us at the intersection of Garfield Place and Prospect Park West at 2:30 pm; we will head to our location in the park from there. Please contact Erika Duran at (352)-494-0718 for our location if you arrive later.

Urban Green Gala 2017

Event Prices: 
Chairman
$25,000
Premium Table for 10
Benefactor
$15,000
Preferred Table for 10
Host
$10,000
Table for 10
Patron
$7,500
4 Premium Tickets
Supporter
$2,500
2 Premium Tickets
Friend
$875
Single Ticket
After Party Only
$100
Single ticket to the After Party, 9-11 pm.

SAVE THE DATE
2017 GALA: CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF URBAN GREEN

HONORING

Chris Ward
Senior Vice President and Chief Executive of Metro New York, AECOM

Chris WardChris Ward is Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of Metro New York, for AECOM, a fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm with the ability to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets globally. In this role, Ward leads strategic growth and profitability of the Design and Consulting Services group in the New York City Metro area. His areas of responsibility include transportation, water and wastewater, environment, power and buildings, and encompasses more than 1,600 architects, engineers, scientists and support staff. His 30-plus-year career in infrastructure and government comprises experience in both the public and the private sectors, including a successful tenure at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where he led the World Trade Center rebuilding effort and executed the turnaround at the site by implementing creative engineering solutions.

Schedule*

6:00-8:00 pm   Gourmet food and drinks are served
8:00-9:00 pm   Seated dessert and program
9:00-9:30 pm   Food, drinks, and music continue
9:30-11:00 pm  After Party!
*Times are approximate

Dress code, sponsorship and ticketing information is available here.

2017 SPONSORS

Carrier Corporation
AKF
Atelier Ten
COOKFOX Architects
Dagher Engineering
Jaros, Baum & Bolles
SL Green Realty Corp.
Thornton Tomasetti
CALMAC Manufacturing

Questions?

Please email Bea Mora, Development Coordinator, or call her at 212.514.9385, ext. 124.

The 2016 EBie Awards

Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
$225
$100 tax-deductible.
Non-Member
$250
$125 tax-deductible.
Power Partner
$1,200
Reserved pair of tickets and acknowledgement in EBie event program and presentation. $950 Tax-deductible.
High Performer
$3,500
Reserved table for six and acknowledgement in EBie event program and presentation. $2,750 Tax-deductible.

For more information, check out the photo recap on our blog, Points of View.


Join us as we unveil the winners of the fifth annual EBie competition at our live awards show on June 20. Finalists from across the country will gather at the Hard Rock Café LIVE Theatre in Times Square for a chance to walk the green carpet, and hopefully take home an EBie trophy.

View photos from last year's EBie Awards for a taste of the festivities, and purchase tickets to this year's event below.
 

Individual Tickets

$225 | Urban Green Council Members $100 Tax-deductible.
$250 | Non-Members | $125 Tax-deductible.

Premium Tables

A small number of premium reserved tables and tickets are being offered.

$1,200 | Power Partner | Pair of tickets and acknowledgement in EBie event materials. $950 Tax-deductible.
$3,500 | High Performer | Table for six and acknowledgement in EBie event materials. $2,750 Tax-deductible.

Tickets include open bar, hors d’oeuvres and buffet dinner. Dress code is business casual.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding tickets, the event, or the Awards, please contact us at ebies@urbangreencouncil.org or (212)514-9385, extension 121.

Urban Green Happy Hour

Event Prices: 
General Admission
Free Admission

Join Urban Green’s Membership Committee for a happy-hour get-together! Mingle, network, and relax with colleagues new and old at Wood and Ales.

There will be $5 domestic beer and well drinks available, as well as bar snacks courtesy of Urban Green.

Copy of Urban Green Gala 2015

Event Prices: 
Chairman
$25,000
Premium Table for 10
Benefactor
$15,000
Preferred Table for 10
Host
$10,000
Table for 10
Patron
$7,500
4 Premium Tickets
Supporter
$2,500
2 Premium Tickets
Friend
$875
Single Ticket

Online registration is now closed. Please call Marin Schloss at 212.514.9385, ext. 124 to purchase tickets.


 

Don’t miss New York City’s premier green building celebration: the 2015 Urban Green Gala at Tribeca Rooftop Three-Sixty. We hope you will join us in recognizing the work of our honorees, as well as this year's progress in building a sustainable city! Read a recap of last year's Gala on our blog, and take a look at our Flickr photos for a taste. 

HONORING:

Christopher Erikson, Business Manager, IBEW Local 3 Electricians

A member since 1975, Chris has served as Local 3's Business Manager for nearly 10 years. He has facilitated improvements in benefits for tens of thousands of Local 3 members, as well as investments in training opportunities, such as Urban Green’s GPRO program. Chris is also involved in leading the NYC Building and Construction Trades Council, NYC Central Labor Council, Madison Square Garden Labor Committee, Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Memorial Association, and NY State Allied Printing Trades Council.

Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and Founding Chair, US Green Building Council

As a co-founder of the U.S. Green Building Council 22 years ago, Rick's vision for the LEED building certification program turned green building into a worldwide movement, impacting countless projects and builders around the globe. He is also involved in the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health, Delos, Watsco, and the World Green Building Council.

SCHEDULE (times are approximate)

6:00-6:30 pm    Drinks and hors d’oeuvres
7:00-8:00 pm    Gourmet food stations open for dinner in bar area
8:00-8:30 pm    Seated dessert and program in dining room
8:30-10:00 pm  Drinks continue and dancing encouraged!

See details on sponsorships and tickets here. Checks can be made out to: Urban Green Council (20 Broad Street, Suite 709, New York, NY 10005)

Questions? Please email us or call Marin Schloss at 212.514.9385, ext. 124.

Local Law 88 Basics at NYARM Expo

Event Prices: 
Expo Attendee
Free Admission

Join Valerie Corbett of IntelliGreen Partners for a lunchtime overview of New York City's Local Law 88 at the New York Association of Realty Managers Building Management Expo. This expo is free for building owners, managers, board members, and superintendents.

LL88 requires non-residential buildings over 50,000 square feet (and residential buildings with commercial tenants over 10,000 square feet) to upgrade their lighting systems and install sub-meters for commercial tenants. The law goes into effect in 2025, but owners who don’t upgrade lighting and install sub-meters during lease turnover now will disrupt tenants later––and spend more money to do the work.

REGISTRATION

Click here for more information and to register.

speaker
Valerie Corbett, LEED AP BD&C, MFBA
President, IntelliGreen Partners

Valerie is an Owner’s Representative for NYC Building Owners, specializing in energy use reduction and sustainability initiatives.

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