Tour

Case Studio and Prototype Demonstration

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1.5 CE Hours
AIA CES:
Approved for 1.5 HSW/LU Hours
Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
$10
Non-member
$15
Sponsor Member
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

The Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) is an inspiring new model of collaboration, combining the academic research of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with the design and engineering skills of professionals, including the co-founder of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.  Having undertaken a mission to “radically change the way that our future cities use energy, water and resources,” the CASE partnership is at the forefront of sustainable building system development. CASE is pleased to host a studio tour including research poster-presentations and prototype demonstrations. 

speakers
Jason Vollen, RA
ssociate Director, CASE and Professor, School of Architecture, RPI

Julie Hiromoto, AIA, LEED AP
Associate, SOM

Brandon Andow
PhD Candidate, School of Architecture, RPI

Berardo Matalucc
PhD Candidate, School of Architecture, RPI

Nick Novelli
PhD Candidate, School of Architecture, RPI

Nina Wilson
PhD Candidate, School of Architecture, RPI

Bushwick Inlet Park Tour

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1.0 CE Hour
AIA CES:
Approved for 1.0 HSW/LU Hour
Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
$10
Non-member
$15
Sponsor Member
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

Read the event summary on our blog, Points of View.

The Bushwick Inlet Park transforms a brownfield industrial strip of waterfront in Williamsburg, Brooklyn into a 6.2-acre public park, incorporating athletic fields, community spaces and a NYC Park maintenance and operation facility. The project maximizes public space, with the grounds rising up over the building as an occupied green roof. Highlighted features include:

  • Ground Source Heat Pump system with radiant floor heating
  • 15,000 gallon rainwater storage tank for irrigating the green roof
  • 70kW photovoltaic panel array generating half of the projected energy requirements 
  • Waterfront landscape with native plantings, rocky edge, freshwater and intertidal pools to support marine life
speakers
Gregory Kiss, RA
Principal, Kiss + Cathcart Architects

Gregory founded Kiss + Cathcart in 1984 with Colin Cathcart. He was the Principal-in-Charge for Bushwick Inlet Park.

Clare Miflin, RA, LEED AP
Associate Principal, Kiss + Cathcart Architects

Clare Miflin has been working with Kiss + Cathcart since 2000 and was Project Architect for Bushwick Inlet Park.

NYU's CoGeneration Plant Tour

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1
AIA CES:
Approved for 1

Please note, this event is sold out, and we cannot accept walk-ins.ᅠ

Join Urban Green Council for an exclusive tour of the New York University Washington Square Co-Generation ("CoGen") Plant. Operational since 2011, the new CoGen plant approaches 90% energy efficiency while producing 13.4 megawatts of electricity. The CoGen plant decreases greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 23%, while reducing air pollutants by 68%, compared to its 30-year-old predecessor. It is one of the largest private CoGen plants in New York City, and provides electricity to 22 NYU buildings, as well as heat and hot/chilled water to 37 buildings.

The tour, led by John Bradley, will focus on the design, construction, and operations of the CoGen facility.

SPEAKERS

John Bradley | Associate Vice President for Sustainability Services, NYU
John is the Associate Vice President for Sustainability, Energy and Technical Services at New York University. His responsibilities include demand side management, energy procurement and the operation of the campus cogeneration facility. Prior to joining NYU, John held various leadership positions with the U.S. Navy, Union Carbide, PSEG Nuclear and PSEG Energy Technologies. John holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering from Maritime College, an MBA from University of Delaware and a Master of Science in Global Affairs/Energy Policy from NYU. John is a Certified Energy Manager, Certified Building Commissioning Professional and a Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional. John has presented at the International District Energy Association conference and has lectured in the NYU Global Affairs and Environmental Sciences Programs.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

 

GBCI:Approved for 1.0 CE Hours

AIA CES:ᅠApproved for 1.0 HSW/LU Hours

SCHEDULE

12:00-1:15pm Tour

LOCATION

New York University
40 West 4th Street (Lobby of Tisch Hall)
New York, NY 10012
[MAP]

*Please note, NYU requires that no open toe shoes are worn. Photography is not permitted, and hard hats will be provided to wear during the tour.

 

 

Building Tour: New School

PLEASE NOTE: This event is sold out, and we cannot accept walk-ins.



Join Urban Green Council for a special green building tour of The New School University Center organized as a collaboration between the Monthly Programs Committee and Emerging Professionals. �

The University Center is a 16-story, approximately 375,000-square-foot building located at the intersection of 14th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The building has 230,000 square feet of academic space on the first seven floors and 135,000 square feet for a 600-bed dormitory on the remaining nine floors, providing space for all aspects of campus life. There will be an additional 10,000 gross square feet of retail space on the first floor and below street level along 14th Street.

Sustainability is a core value at The New School and is an essential feature of the new University Center. With a projected U.S. Green Building Council LEED rating of Gold, the University Center will help set the New York City standard for green technology and building practices. The building will serve as a teaching tool for New School academic programs in architecture and design, environmental studies, and sustainability management.

The academic space will include 50,000 square feet of design studios, interdisciplinary classrooms, and laboratories that are easily adaptable to encourage a mix of different disciplines. It will include an 800-seat auditorium, featuring a reconfigurable stage (with 18 electric lifts) that can be set up for dance and musical performances or as a fashion runway; a large cafeteria; a two-story library; a 2,200-square-foot faculty resource center; three student lounges; and a lobby and caf� on two levels, suitable for performances.

The building will include numerous spaces for informal interaction such as the three central staircases that will weave their way through the building. The University Center will be a hive of activity, visible from the street through large glass windows.

The center will meet LEED Gold standards, making it one of the greenest buildings in New York and one of the greenest academic buildings in the country. The architect of the new University Center is Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The developer is The Durst Organization and the construction manager is Tishman Construction Corporation.

Tours will be guided by Thomas Whalen, Building Facilities and New School Students.

The building tour will be followed by a happy hour at Heartland Brewery.

SCHEDULE
Tour: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Happy Hour: 8:00pm

LOCATION

Tour: Meet at The New School Welcome Center�across from University Center
New School Welcome Center
72 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10011 [MAP]

Happy Hour:
Heartland Brewery
35 Union Square West (at 17th Street)
New York, NY 10003 [MAP]


IMPORTANT INFORMATION: THIS IS STILL AN ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION SITE, PLEASE WEAR FLAT CLOSED TOED SHOES. HARD HATS WILL BE PROVIDED.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center Tour

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1
AIA CES:
Approved for 1

Please note that this event is sold out, and we are unable to accept walk-ins.




Join Urban Green Council for an exclusive tour of the Brooklyn Botanical Garden Visitor Center. ᅠOpened in May of last year, the Visitor Center was conceived as a seamless extension of the Garden?s landscape. ᅠThe building?s many sustainable features include a leaf-shaped green roof that hosts over 40,000 plants including grasses, spring bulbs, and perennial wildflowers. ᅠ

The building also features a geoexchange system that heats and cools the interior spaces, and a series of rain gardens that collect and filter runoff to improve storm-water management. ᅠThe curved glass walls of the Visitor Center offer veiled views into the Garden with fritted glass filtering light to minimize heat gain and maximize natural illumination. ᅠAs a contrast, the North side of the building is built into a preexisting berm, which helps to increase the overall thermal efficiency.

The tour will be led by Tracey Faireland, Director of Capital Projects for the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and will focus on how the sustainable design of the Visitor Center was used to seamlessly integrate the building with the existing surroundings. ᅠ


SPEAKER

Tracey Fairelandᅠ| Director of Capital Projects,ᅠBrooklyn Botanical Garden

Tracey Faireland is a professional engineer, licensed general contractor, and the director of capital projects at Brooklyn Botanic Garden where she is overseeing the design and construction of projects within BBG?s Campaign for the Next Century including a storm-water management system, a water conservation project, and the new Visitor Center Project that is aimed toward earning LEED Gold certification.

Michael Mancusoᅠ|ᅠAssociate, Jaros Baum & Bolles
Michael is an associate at Jaros Baum & Bolles and has been with the firm for over 24 years. ᅠAs project manager with JB&B, Mike oversaw the MEP design and construction phases of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center. ᅠMike has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
CONTINUING EDUCATION



GBCI:ᅠApproved forᅠ1.0 CE Hour

AIA CES: Approved forᅠ1.0 HSW/LU Hour


SCHEDULE

3:30 - 4:30pm ᅠTour
LOCATION
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Ave
New York, NY 11238
[MAP]


This program was developed by Urban Green Council'sᅠMonthly Programs Committee.

125 Broad Street Tour

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1
AIA CES:
Approved for 1



Join Urban Green Council for an exclusive tour of 125 Broad Street, a 40-story, LEED EB: O&M Silver office building, serving as headquarters to the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell.

The tour will be led by Kevin McCann, Cushman & Wakefield's Downtown Head of Investor Services, who serves as Portfolio Manager for the Class A, 1.3 million square foot building. Recently featured in the Wall Street Journal article, "New Stars Arise After Sandy," Kevin was instrumental in the building's restoration after the storm. With flooding in all three of the building's basements, which are each about an acre in size, cleanup crews were tasked with hauling out 150 large garbage trucks full of debris. The basements were completely flooded, as water reached within a foot of the lobby level (amounting to about 40 feet of water). However, due to the tireless, but coordinated efforts of the management team, the building was back upand running for tenants within two weeks after the storm. ᅠDiscussion will focus on the LEED for Existing Buildings certification efforts at the building, as well as storm preparations, restoration, and lessons learned to enhance the building's resiliency.

SPEAKER

Kevin McCann | Senior Managing Director, Corporate Occupier & Investor Services
Kevin began his career at Cushman & Wakefield in 1976, serving as the Chief Engineer at 1301 Avenue of the Americas. He currently serves as the Account Executive for C&W on the UBS, North American portfolio. His responsibilities include the day-to-day operation of approximately 6.5 million square feet of commercial office property in New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut. He earned a Certified Property Manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management, holds an RPA from BOMA, and is a Trustee of the New York City Master Plumbing Licensing Board.

CONTINUING EDUCATION



GBCI: Approved for 1.0 CE Hour

AIA CES: Approved for 1.0 HSW/SD/LU Hour

LOCATION

125 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004ᅠ

[MAP]


This program was developed by Urban Green Council'sᅠMonthly Programs Committee.ᅠ

56 West 66th Tour

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1
AIA CES:
Approved for 1



Join Urban Green Council for an exclusive tour of a former armory, which was adaptively renovated and reused to accommodate the new corporate offices of a global multimedia entertainment company. ᅠThe three-story landmarked building on Manhattan?s Upper West Side previously functioned as a television studio. ᅠNow, having achieved LEED Silver certification, it currently serves approximately 240 employees.

The requirements for the renovation were to maximize the building?s use as the
corporate offices of a major media company while simultaneously recognizing the historical value of the original structure. ᅠThe solution was realized because the project team ᅠthoroughly explored and understood the critical programmatic needs, site conditions, and budget constraints. ᅠThe result is a 55,000 square foot, fully integrated design where original features of the 1900s building were restored, the antique industrial character was revealed, and environmentally responsible systems were integrated seamlessly throughout. ᅠ

The tour of this intriguing project will be led by Erica Godun, Senior Associate at FXFOWLE Architects, who will present the sustainable features of the space.ᅠ Christopher Gembinski, a Senior Associate at Building Conservation Associates, Inc. will elaborate on the complexity of working in an historic building with a landmarked exterior. ᅠDiscussion will focus on the challenges of inserting a modern office space with sustainable design details into a historical 1900s building.



SPEAKERS

Christopher Gembinski, MS Historic Preservation, is a Senior Associate at Building Conservation Associates, Inc. and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. He was the co-recipient of a Getty Grant awarded to study previous conservation treatments at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park together with the Central Park Conservancy and the University of Pennsylvania. He worked for the Corinth Computer project at the Philadelphia Museum of Archeology and Anthropology.

Erica Godun, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Senior Associate at FXFOWLE Architects.ᅠ With 18 years of experience in all phases of interior design and construction, she has been a key member of FXFOWLE?s Interiors group since she joined the firm in 1999. She also serves as an integral member of the firm?s Team Green and is dedicated to advancing the knowledge and practice of sustainable design at FXFOWLE.


CONTINUING EDUCATION



GBCI CE Hoursᅠ(LEED CMP Credits) - Approved forᅠ1.0 CE hour
AIA/CES Credits
-ᅠApproved forᅠ1.0 HSW/SD/LU hour


LOCATION

56 West 66th Street
New York, NY 10023
[MAP]

This event was developed by ourᅠMonthly Programs Committee.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT AND REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

52nd Street Project



Join Urban Green Council for an exclusive tour of The 52nd Street Project, an organization dedicated to bringing self-pride to youth through acting and creating plays.Founded in 1981, the organization offers various education and theatre programs to children in the Hell?s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City.The Project?s current facility opened in 2010 and includes Five Angels Theater, 52nd Street Project?s first own theater.

Located at 789 10th Avenue, the facility received a LEED Gold certification and features on-site renewable energy and improved indoor environmental quality.Carol Ochs, Executive Director at The 52nd Street Project, and Todd Poisson, Partner at BKSK Architects will lead the tour.Discussion will focus on the innovations and challenges that the project team faced when designing a sustainable theater and community center for a non-profit organization.

This special complimentary tour is a private event for Urban Green members only.Please sign up for membership today to reserve a space. Please note that the tour will begin promptly at 5:30 pm, and will end at 6:30 pm.

TOUR LEADERS
Carol Ochs, Executive Director, The 52nd Street Project
Todd Poisson, Partner, BKSK Architects

CEUs





GBCI CE Hours
(LEED CMP Credits): 1.0
anticipated (Synergistic opportunities & LEED application process; Project site factors; Site; Project systems & energy impacts; Improvements to the indoor environment; Project surroundings & public outreach)
AIA Continuing Education Credit:ᅠ1 LUᅠ
(AIA credits may also be used by NY State Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors -ᅠSee Sections 17 & 18 here)

LOCATION
52nd Street Project
789 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

[MAP]


Please note that we recently transitioned our website and database. If you are having difficulties with registering through your membership, please contact us at membership[at]urbangreencouncil.org

Private Tour: Wilf Hall



Join Urban Green Council for an exclusive tour of NYU School of Law?s LEED Platinum Wilf Hall.ᅠ Located at 139 MacDougal Street, Wilf Hall opened in late 2010 as a campus destination for faculty, students, and research scholars from an array of disciplines to exchange ideas and, through their work, shape the public discourse around the leading social and political issues of the day.

The tour will be lead by Lillian Zalta, Assistant Dean for operations and administrative services at NYU Law, and several architects from the design team at Morris Adjmi Architects: Mohammad Rajab, Morris Adjmi and Jess Walker.ᅠ The tour will include a walk through historic Preservation Hall, the building?s green roof, and insight into the energy and water efficiency strategies employed in the design.

This is a private event and is only being extended to our Leadership Level members and our Sponsor's Designated Members. Please sign up today to secure a limited spot in this complimentary tour.

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