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.
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.
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.
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 resultfrom at most four days prior to the event. Complete details can be found here.
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.
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.
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.