Happy Earth Week from all of us at Urban Green Council!
As we embark on a more hopeful spring season in 2021, we would like to express our sincere appreciation for all your support during a challenging year and remind you that our commitment to building a more sustainable city is as strong as ever.
This Earth Day, we hope you will consider making a donation to Urban Green. With your support, we will continue to work across the building industry to make a lasting impact in New York City and beyond.
Looking for a way to show your appreciation for our planet this Earth Day? Visit our website for a list of Earth Day resources, activities and events perfect for anyone interested in pitching in for the planet.
From park cleanups to virtual museum tours and activities you can do at home, we have you covered! And don't forget to take a look at our upcoming events to get in the know about all the latest in green building.
This Earth Day marks two years since the passage of Local Law 97! The most ambitious building emissions legislation enacted by any city in the world, LL97 aims to reduce emissions from NYC's large buildings 80 percent by 2050. Urban Green sits on the Advisory Board and two of its Working Groups to help refine the law and inform its implementation.
To find out where the law currently stands and what still needs to be done, visit our LL97 resource page.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that NYC will begin taking steps to advance the implementation and integration of district geothermal systems. These systems are highly efficient and clean and can help replace fuel oil and natural gas for heating and cooling NYC's buildings.
Urban Green CEO John Mandyck said, "Urban Green applauds this leading, bold move to tap the Earth’s carbon-free energy. It’s an innovative step to help decarbonize the 40% of NYC’s emissions coming from heat and hot water."
On June 23, Climate, Equity and Health: No More False Choices will investigate how we can optimize policy and building design for solutions that bring together climate, equity and health. We’ll hear from experts about real-world collaborative solutions that integrate these challenges.
Peggy Shepard and Dr. Joseph Allen will be the conference keynote speakers, with a full list of speakers coming soon!
As NYC prepares to elect a new mayor, find out where the candidates stand on climate and sustainability issues. The New York League of Conservation Voters asked candidates questions about air and water quality, green spaces, public transportation and green infrastructure, and their taped interviews are set to be released on Earth Day. Join NYLCV and partner organizations for an evening watch party, and see what NYC’s mayoral candidates have planned to address big climate issues. And make sure to stick around after the debate for a panel discussion featuring Urban Green's Associate Director of Policy, Chris Halfnight!
BuildingEnergy Boston is a conference for high-performance building and design, energy efficiency and renewable energy practitioners. Held over three days, the conference will feature a Methods & Materials Showcase with live product demonstrations, networking events and a keynote presentation, as well as 34 accredited conference sessions that offer best practices and innovative policies and programs.