May 19, 2021
HOW CAN RETROFITS SPUR NEW YORK'S RECOVERY?

NYSERDA's Empire Building Challenge engages real estate in the challenge of decarbonizing big buildings. The competition has two chief economic benefits: New York could lead in scalable low-carbon retrofits for big buildings, and also generate thousands of green jobs in the process. But how many jobs could these retrofits create, and what skills will new recruits need?

Read our blog on the EBC, and see how New York can spur economic recovery by investing in building retrofits.

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ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR

GRID RESILIENCY IN
NEW YORK CITY
5/20 | 10:00am - 11:00am

How resilient is New York's electrical grid, and how well can it stand up to potential natural disasters and cyberattacks? Join us tomorrow for a panel discussion on the grid's capacity and security. 

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WHICH GREEN CREDENTIAL IS RIGHT FOR ME?
5/25 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join Urban Green's Emerging Professionals for a look at the uses and advantages of popular green building credentialing options, and find out which one is right for you!

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SUMMER MEMBER RECEPTION: IN-PERSON
6/17 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for our first in-person Member Reception in over a year! We’ll be at a midtown Manhattan venue with outdoor space, and will follow recommended safety protocols. See our website for details!

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2021 CONFERENCE
6/23 | 9:00am - 1:00pm

Our 2021 Conference is coming up soon! Join us at Climate, Equity and Health: No More False Choices and hear from experts on ways we can optimize policy and building design to achieve the most sustainable, equitable and healthy outcomes for all. 

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LATEST NEWS

HOW RESILIENT IS NYC'S GRID?

With building electrification a key component to reducing emissions, people will be more reliant than ever on the electrical grid year-round. But how resilient is New York's electrical grid, and how well can it stand up to potential natural disasters and cyberattacks?

Tomorrow, join us for a panel discussion that explores the vulnerabilities in the existing electrical grid and looks at what preventative measures can be taken to help maintain the flow of electricity during unforeseen events.

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SUMMER MEMBER RECEPTION:
IN-PERSON


We're excited to welcome everyone back for our first in-person Member Reception in over a year! On June 17, join us outdoors on the penthouse balcony at Brookfield Properties' Manhattan West campus, and reconnect with friends and colleagues over drinks and snacks. 

To ensure a safe and comfortable environment for all, you will be asked upon entry to show proof of either full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result from at most four days prior to the event. Complete details can be found here.


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CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

There's just over a month left until our 2021 Conference, Climate, Equity and Health: No More False Choices.

This year's conference keynotes are Peggy Shepard, Co-Founder and Executive Director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice and Dr. Joseph Allen, Associate Professor of Exposure Assessment Science at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 

Visit our conference page for a full list of speakers and topics!


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ARE WE ALL ON BOARD FOR ELECTRIFICATION?

Building electrification is going to be a key component of reducing emissions and mitigating climate change. But electrifying large buildings poses unique challenges.  

The Sustainable Action Matters podcast is breaking down the basics of electrification, from new technologies to consumer adoption. In Part One, Urban Green's Associate Director of Research Sean Brennan joined to talk about the role of heat pumps in electrifying large buildings.

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COMMUNITY

ICC BUILDING SAFETY MONTH

The International Code Council is holding its 41st annual Building Safety Month. Through the end of May, the ICC will be hosting events that raise awareness about the importance of building codes and the role of building professionals in ensuring our communities remain safe, sustainable and resilient.

Events through May 31, 2021 | Online

PLATINUM
CARRIER | HANNON ARMSTRONG | NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY | SL GREEN REALTY CORP

GOLD
AKF | COUNTERPOINTE SREJAROS, BAUM & BOLLES | TRANE | VORNADO REALTY TRUST

SILVER
ATELIER TEN | BROOKFIELD PROPERTIES COSENTINI ASSOCIATES | DAIKIN | KOHN PEDERSEN FOX ASSOCIATES | OTISPELLI CLARKE PELLI | RELATEDSKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL | TISHMAN SPEYER

 
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