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Virtual Tour: Sims Municipal Recycling

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1 CE Credit
Event Prices: 
Non-member
$20
Member
$10
Trust and Leadership Level Member
Free Admission
Organizational and Sponsor Member
Free Admission
Sims Municipal Recycling

Sims Municipal Recycling (SMR) is the cornerstone of the New York City curbside recycling program. SMR processes 100 percent of the metal, glass and plastic collected by the New York City Sanitation Department throughout the city’s five boroughs. In 2013, SMR opened its state-of-the-art materials recovery facility in Brooklyn, which processes the largest volume of metal, glass and plastic in North America.

This online guided tour of the facility will include videos, photos and graphics revealing how recycling works in NYC. Attendees will see how Sims Municipal Recycling sorts 1,000 tons of residential recycling each day, preparing the recyclables for sale and manufacture into new products. The session will also include an opportunity for a Q&A session.

Virtual Tour: Sims Municipal Recycling

Event Prices: 
Nonmember
$20
Member
$10
Sponsor and Organizational Member
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission
The sorting facility at Sims MRF in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Sims Municipal Recycling (SMR) is the cornerstone of the New York City curbside recycling program. SMR processes 100 percent of the metal, glass and plastic collected by the New York City Sanitation Department throughout the city’s five boroughs. In 2013, SMR opened its state-of-the-art materials recovery facility in Brooklyn, which processes the largest volume of metal, glass and plastic in North America.

This online guided tour of the facility will include videos, photos and graphics revealing how recycling works in NYC and how Sims Municipal Recycling sorts 1,000 tons of residential recycling each day, preparing the recyclables for sale and manufacture into new products. The session will also include an opportunity for Q&A.

Members can receive discounted admission by contacting kl@urbangreencouncil.org.

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Farley Post Office Tour

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Member
$10

Farley Building Tour

Registration for this event is now closed.

The iconic Farley Post Office building is undergoing a $1.6 billion renovation to become a mixed-use office, retail and transportation hub. 

Join Urban Green for a guided tour of this landmark building, an example of adaptive reuse in the heart of Midtown. The tour will feature the newly installed Moynihan Train Hall with a barrel-vaulted atrium ceiling, as well as over 700,000 SF of office space that combines modern amenities seamlessly with existing elements of the building’s iconic Beaux Arts design.

This event is for Urban Green members only. Not a member? Join or renew today.

Javits Center Green Roof Tour

Event Prices: 
Member
$10
Javits Center

Home to 26 bird species, five bat species and thousands of honeybees, the Javits Center green roof has become a sanctuary for wildlife, all while helping to reduce energy consumption throughout the convention center on Manhattan’s West Side.

Join us for a members-only tour of the second largest green roof in the United States, led by the project architect on the Javits Center renovation. This tour will share an in-depth look at this massive project and how it has contributed to a 26 percent reduction in the facility's annual energy consumption.

This is a members-only event. Not an Urban Green member? Join or renew your membership.

speaker
Peter Olney, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, GRP
Senior Associate, FXCollaborative

Peter has extensive expertise in the design, coordination, and execution of large-scale buildings in urban settings. He has been integral to the development and implementation of FXCollaborative’s project standards and procedures, including effective and comprehensive green specifications for both LEED and non-LEED projects. He is the project architect for the renovation and revitalization of the Javits Center.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour

Event Prices: 
Member
$15
Non-Member
$20

Once America’s premier naval shipyard, today the Brooklyn Navy Yard is a mission-driven industrial park and a hub of industry, technology and craft. Join Urban Green’s Emerging Professionals to explore the Navy Yard’s unique architecture, from Civil War-era machine shops to innovative LEED-Certified structures, and see how these buildings have been adapted for modern manufacturing.

Attendees will learn about projects currently under development at the Yard, which are projected to more than double the Yard’s workforce in the near future, the greatest expansion of the Yard since World War II.

PLEASE NOTE: This tour begins at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92, located at the corner of Carlton Avenue and Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn, NY 11205. BLDG 92 is publicly accessible from Flushing Avenue. You should not enter any other gate of the Navy Yard.

Sims Recycling Tour

Event Prices: 
Member
$10

Registration for this event is now closed. Unfortunately, walk-ins will not be accepted.

Sims Municipal Recycling (SMR), an emerging leader in the municipal recycling industry, has quickly become the cornerstone of the New York City curbside recycling program. SMR processes 100% of the metal, glass and plastic collected by the New York City Sanitation Department throughout the city’s five boroughs. In 2013, SMR opened its state-of-the-art materials recovery facility in Brooklyn – a facility that processes the largest volume of metal, glass and plastic in North America.

The guided tour of the facility also includes a chance to explore the 8,000 square foot Recycling Education Center with interactive displays, engaging activities, and informational videos. This event is for Urban Green members only. 

This event was coordinated by our Emerging Professionals Committee, a dedicated group of young professionals who work to create a network of leaders in the field of sustainability.

Cooper Recycling Tour + Talk

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1 credit
Event Prices: 
Member
$10

Registration for this event is now closed. Unforunately, walk-ins are not permitted. 

Did you know that over 90 percent of construction and demolition (C&D) waste is recyclable?

Join Urban Green for a tour of Cooper Recycling’s state-of-the-art and expanded facility in Brooklyn, back by popular demand. You will get a firsthand look at the recycling process and learn about Recycling Certification, recycling outlets and new processing, along with an accompanying presentation, led by Cooper Recycling Vice President, Naomi Cooper.

Proper dress is required for this tour: participants should wear sneakers or boots to this event. Casual dress is encouraged. Safety gear will be provided.

For more information about this tour and the Recycling Certification Institute, please see our recap of the previous tour here.

speaker
Naomi Cooper
Vice President, Cooper Recycling

Naomi Cooper is Vice President at Cooper Tank & Welding Corp., where she has spent the last three years managing the development of Cooper Recycling’s new C&D recycling facility. Prior to her role at Cooper, Naomi worked at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) managing infrastructure projects related to NYC’s ports & transportation assets, as well as in industrial real estate development.

Digester Egg Tour at Newtown Creek

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1 credit
AIA CES:
Approved for 1 credit
Event Prices: 
Member
$10
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission
Sponsor Member
Free Admission

Registration for this event is now closed. Walk-ins will not be accepted. 

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Wastewater Treatment (BWT), treats 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater annually.

New York City's wastewater is collected through an extensive grid of sewer pipes that stretch over 7,400 miles (11,900 km). The BWT operates 14 water pollution control plants, treating an average of 1.3 billion US gallons (4,900,000 m3) of wastewater a day. They also operate 96 wastewater pump stations, 8 dewatering facilities, and 490 sewer regulators.

Join us for a members-only tour of the Digester Eggs at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. The tour will start with an overview of the wastewater treatment process—an essential part of protecting public health and NYC’s waterways. Following the presentation, visitors are invited to the observation deck, a glass-enclosed walkway built atop the state-of-the art Digester Eggs with views of the Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens skylines.

All attendees are required to wear closed-toe, flat-soled shoes. NYC Department of Environmental Protection reserve the right to deny participation in the tour if improper footwear is worn.


This is a members-only event. Not an Urban Green member? Join or renew your membership.

speaker
Pam Elardo, P.E.
Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Wastewater Treatment

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects the environmental health, welfare and natural resources of the city and its residents. Prior to her role at BWT, Pam directed the King County Wastewater Treatment Division, one of the largest public wastewater utilities on the U.S. east coast. She also implemented the Clean Water Act with the Washington State Department of Ecology. Pam has worked internationally with the U.S. Peace Corps, Living Earth Institute and other non-profits.

Javits Center Green Roof Tour

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1
AIA CES:
Approved for 1
Event Prices: 
Member
$10
Sponsor Membership
Free Admission
Leadership Level Membership
Free Admission
JavitsCenter

Photo Courtesy of the Javits Center. 

Read the event recap here. 

Home to 26 bird species, five bat species and thousands of honeybees, the Javits Center green roof has become a sanctuary for wildlife, while helping to reduce energy consumption throughout the convention center on Manhattan’s West Side.

Join us for a members-only tour of the second largest green roof in the United States, led by the project architect on the Javits Center renovation. This tour will share an in-depth look at this massive project and how it has contributed to a 26 percent reduction in the facility's annual energy consumption.

 

This is a members-only event. Not an Urban Green member? Join or renew your membership.

speaker
Peter Olney, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, GRP
Senior Associate, FXCollaborative

Peter has extensive expertise in the design, coordination, and execution of large-scale buildings in urban settings. He has been integral to the development and implementation of FXCollaborative’s project standards and procedures, including effective and comprehensive green specifications for both LEED and non-LEED projects. He is the project architect for the renovation and revitalization of the Javits Center.

Cooper Recycling Tour + Talk

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1.5 credits
AIA CES:
Approved for 1.5 credits
Event Prices: 
Non-Member
$15
Member
$10
EP Member
$5
Sponsor Member
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

Registration for this event is now closed. Walk-ins cannot be accepted. 

Did you know that over 90 percent of the construction and demolition (C&D) stream is recyclable? Recycling Certification can provide building owners, architects and builders with confidence that C&D from their job site is being recycled correctly.

Back by popular demand, join Urban Green for a tour of Cooper Recycling’s state-of the-art and much-expanded facility in Brooklyn, where you will get a firsthand look at the recycling process and learn about Certification, recycling outlets and new processing.

An accompanying presentation, led by Cooper Recycling Vice President Naomi Cooper, will begin at 4:30pm. You will be assigned to one of two tours, the early tour (4-4:30pm) or the late tour (5:15-5:45). If you have a preference between the two, please contact kl@urbangreencouncil.org

Proper dress is required for this tour: participants should wear sneakers or boots to this event. Casual dress is encouraged. Saftey gear will be provided.

For more information about this tour and the Recycling Certification Institute, please see our recap of the previous tour here.

speaker
Naomi Cooper
Vice President, Cooper Recycling

Naomi Cooper is Vice President at Cooper Tank & Welding Corp., where she has spent the last three years managing the development of Cooper Recycling’s new C&D recycling facility. Prior to her role at Cooper, Naomi worked at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) managing infrastructure projects related to NYC’s ports & transportation assets, as well as in industrial real estate development.

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