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Building Tomorrow

Unearthing geothermal energy

In this episode of Building Tomorrow, Brightcore's Jonathan Hernandez joins Urban Green's Ellen Honigstock to discuss geothermal energy.

April 10, 2024

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Building Tomorrow

Commissioning, you complete me!

Building systems are designed and installed separately, but they need to work together for a building to function as intended. Kelly Westby and Ellen Honigstock discuss how it happens.

February 14, 2024

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Building Tomorrow

Historic buildings, modern policies

In this episode of Building Tomorrow, Dr. Erica Avrami, Nate Rogers and Kate Reggev discuss how new legislation could necessitate energy retrofits in historic buildings.

January 17, 2024

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Building Tomorrow

Workforce solutions for decarbonizing buildings

Manny Pastreich, President of 32BJ SEIU, joins John Mandyck on Building Tomorrow to discuss mobilizing the green workforce.

December 18, 2023

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Urban Green Live

Office to residential conversions: The carbon story (w/ David Farnsworth & Tess McNamara)

How much carbon could be saved by 2050 if NYC expanded the range of buildings eligible for office to residential conversions?

December 6, 2023

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Building Tomorrow

Retrofits in occupied buildings

In this episode of Building Tomorrow, hear from Trevor Smith, a construction manager with extensive experience in completing design-build energy projects in occupied buildings.

November 29, 2023

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Building Tomorrow

Decarbonizing finance

NYC Comptroller Brad Lander joins John Mandyck to discuss how finance can be used to advance decarbonization.

October 24, 2023

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Building Tomorrow

The sustainability myth

What are the hidden costs and contradictions of NYC's sustainability agenda? Dr. Melissa Checker joins Amy Marpman and Ellen Honigstock to unpack the "sustainability myth."

October 4, 2023

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Building Tomorrow

Cutting down embodied carbon

Ellen Honigstock and Prateek Srivastava sit down with Stantec’s Robby Vogel to get a structural engineer’s take on strategies to reduce embodied carbon.

August 23, 2023

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Building Tomorrow

Prioritizing environmental justice as we electrify

Sonal Jessel, Director of Policy at WE ACT, joins Zakiyah Sayyed and Anushka Maqbool to discuss how electrification must benefit historically disadvantaged communities.

May 10, 2023

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Urban Green Live

Pathways to electrification (w/ Ian Shapiro)

Ian Shapiro joined Urban Green Live to talk actionable steps for electrification in buildings.

April 21, 2023

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Building Tomorrow

Innovations in sustainable construction

This 2018 conversation between the late Michael Deane and Ellen Honigstock touches on eliminating construction waste and innovations at the intersection of sustainability and construction.

April 12, 2023

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Building Tomorrow

Embodied carbon 101

Embodied carbon will play a key role in our path to decarbonizing buildings. Aurora Jensen joins Shruti Narkar to discuss how.

February 17, 2023

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Urban Green Live

Achieving science-based net zero (w/ Karl Downey)

We sat down with Karl Downey to discuss the Science Based Targets Initiative and their Building Sector Guidance.

February 15, 2023

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Building Tomorrow

There’s a better way to assess building energy

Current benchmarking of building performance provides data on a monthly basis. Taylor Duncan and Molly-Dee Ramasamy think we can do better.

December 14, 2022

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