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14 February 2018
 
 
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Professor Mindy Thompson Fullilove (above) will speak about the intersection of social justice and green building at our upcoming event.
 
 

DESIGNING FOR SOCIAL EQUITY

On February 22, presenters at Social Equity in the Built Environment will share case studies on LEED pilot credits that address social issues related to building design and construction.

On our blog this week, read why panelist Susan Kaplan of BuildingWrx believes it is crucial for building designers to address equity and community needs when developing a project.

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EVENTS CALENDAR

 
 
 

Social Equity in the Built Environment

2/22

6:00pm - 9:00pm
ARUP

Presented through case studies, this discussion will highlight design strategies that can help NYC better integrate social equity into new and existing buildings.

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Conquer the Energy Code: Residential

2/23

9:00am - 5:00pm
Urban Green Council

Get familiar with the latest NYS energy code with training from sustainability experts, tailored toward residential architects and engineers.

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Investigating Energy Loss


3/8

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Shaw Contract

This building 'forensics' investigation will identify common signs of energy loss and missed opportunities for efficiency in existing multifamily buildings.

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Spring Member Reception


3/27

6:00pm - 8:00pm
UA Local Union 1

Join us for the first Member Reception of the year at the Plumbers Local 1 Union Hall. Hors d'oeuvres, drinks and tours of the facility will be provided.

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SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Want to work for the organization transforming NYC's buildings for a sustainable future?

Applications are now open for our summer-term Research, Policy, Public Programs, Education, Fundraising & Membership, and Social Media & Marketing Internships. Visit our website for details on how to apply.

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SOLAR POWER IS BOOMING ACROSS NYS

According to Habitat Magazine's "Solar Power is Booming Across New York State," solar has increased more than tenfold. While the numbers have been more modest in Manhattan, Urban Green Council Executive Director Russell Unger is quite hopeful.

“There has been massive growth of solar throughout New York City. The arguments for solar here are as good as anywhere in the state,” said Unger.

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COMMUNITY

 

Digitizing Building Systems: NANTUM

Join the Building Energy Exchange for Digitizing Building Systems: NANTUM®. This is the first in a two-part series on building operating systems. It will also feature a look at NYPA's New York Energy Manager (NYEM) and how these systems identify opportunities for energy savings using customers' energy data.

February 28, 2018 | 9:00-10:30am | NYC

GREEN ROOF PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Join Green Roofs for Healthy Cities for their Green Roof Professional (GRP) Training, where you will learn key elements of green roof design and installation, technical standards, product innovations and best practices. Urban Green has partnered with GRHC to offer a 10 percent discount to our network. Enter code "Partner10" at checkout.

February 28 - March 2, 2018 | NYC

RETROFITNY: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

A new RetrofitNY RFP is open to teams to design high-performance retrofit solutions and to affordable multifamily buildings to be retrofitted with these solutions. After applying separately, qualified design teams and building owners will then have an opportunity to pair up and submit a Joint Project Application to NYSERDA. Six contracts in the amount of $75,000 will be awarded to qualified team/building pairs on a first come, first serve basis.

 
 

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