Emerging Professionals

EP July Monthly: NYSERDA Incentives Program



For this presentation, Harris Schaer, NYSERDA, and David Yeskel, HR&A Advisors, will present a general picture of the incentives the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority?s (NYSERDA) offers for the commercial sector.ᅠ They will also cover the residential and industrial sectors and their R&D initiatives.ᅠ In addition, the presenters will provide some background on the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Portfolio standards which drive NYSERDA programs, as well as the structure of NYSERDA as an organization and what inputs they consider when design the programs and incentives.

SPEAKERS

Harris Schaer, Project Manager, NYSERDAᅠ
Harris Schaer'sᅠprimary focus is promoting energy efficiency in the Con Edison utility territory through NYSERDA?s Commercial/Industrial incentive programs.ᅠ Mr. Schaer has guest lectured on the topic of energy efficiency opportunities in commercial buildings at Columbia University and received the prestige of speaking at numerous industry events, with many tied to local trade associates such as the Association of Energy Engineers and ASHRAE.ᅠ Mr. Schaer received a BA in Physics from the University of Chicago, and visited Iceland as a Fulbright Scholar where he received an MS in Solid-State Physics from the University of Iceland for his thesis on hydrogen storage in metals and hydrogen-based heat-pumps.

David Yeskel, Project Manager, HR&A
David Yeskel is the project manager for HR&A?s work administering NYSERDA?s Commercial Real Estate outreach program. David leads the outreach, marketing, and account management to facilitate uptake into various NYSERDA incentive programs with the goal of making New York?s commercial office sector more energy efficient.ᅠ He is active in business development as well as the firm?s other initiatives to increase the energy efficiency of existing buildings and communities.

Prior to joining HR&A, David was a Fellow at the New York City Mayor?s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability.ᅠ His experience includes the research, analysis, development, and advocacy of energy efficiency and green building policy and legislation. David led the analysis of the 111 Green Codes Task Force proposals that were submitted to the Mayor by the Urban Green Council.ᅠ

QUESTIONS?
Please contact theᅠEP Co-Chairs, Jessica & Justin, atᅠemergingprofessionals[at]urbangreencouncil.org.

LOCATION
Empire State Building (Skanska office)ᅠ
350 Fifth Avenue, 32nd Floorᅠ
New York, NY 10118 [
map]

PLEASE NOTE:
This event isᅠfree (registration is still required!)ᅠforᅠ
Urban Green Council Members, but there is aᅠ$5 admission feeᅠfor non-members. Your donation is critical in supporting Emerging Professionals events.ᅠ

IMPORTANT SECURITY NOTICE:
Due to the high security restrictions of the Empire State Building, youᅠmust registerᅠfor this event. We cannot accept walk-ins.

The Urban Green CouncilᅠEmerging Professionalsare a dedicated group of young professionals who work to create a network of leaders in the field of sustainability. Led by a core group of volunteer leaders, they develop opportunities for involvement through Urban Green Council to further generate momentum for the green building industry.

Skanska

Special thanks to Skanska for generously hosting our Monthly Educational Forum.

EP NRDC Tour

The Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) headquarters in New York City was recognized when it was originally designed in 1988 by Croxton Collaborative as influencing the definition of "green design" in America. ᅠTwenty one years later, in 2009, Croxton was brought back to design three newly acquired floors, implementing a standard that would become a prototype and Master Plan for the design of future NRDC offices elsewhere. ᅠThe project achieved a LEED-CI v 2.0 Platinum certification.

Please join Urban Green Council's Emerging Professionals for a tour of the NRDC space to learn more about how this certification was achieved!

TIME
6:00 - 7:30p

LOCATION
NRDC
40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011ᅠ[map]

This tour is FREE, but space is very limited.

The Urban Green CouncilᅠEmerging Professionalsare a dedicated group of young professionals who work to create a network of leaders in the field of sustainability. Led by a core group of volunteer leaders, they develop opportunities for involvement through Urban Green Council to further generate momentum for the green building industry.

EP Design Charrette: Growing Up

Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
$10
Non-member
$15
Sponsor Member
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

EP Design Charrettee 2012

The Emerging Professionals will be hosting theirᅠ2nd Annual Design Charrette competitionᅠon June 14th. ᅠGrowing Up: Greening the Urban Canopyᅠwill center around greening NYC school rooftops as multi-purpose, accessible and functional urban oases. ᅠ

The teams met on June 9th for a pre-charrette event to prepare. ᅠThe teams will meet again onᅠThursday, June 14th for the design competition where they will have three hours to come up with a design solution. ᅠ

Please join us for judging and a reception following the charrette where guests will have a chance to see the results of the competition and winners will be announced.

Drinks and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

See photos from last year's competition here.

EVENT INFORMATION
Thursday, June 14th
Charrette: 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Judging and Reception: 6:30pm-9:00pm
DEGW
31 W. 27th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY

JUDGES

Gonzalo V. Cruz, ASLA, Associate Landscape Designer, AECOM
Carly Jankens, LEED AP BD+C, Sustainability Consultant, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
Sarah M. Nugent, LEED AP BD+C, Sustainability Consultant, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
Stephen Ritz, Teacher/Administrator, Founder of Green Bronx Machine
Vicki Sando, Environmental Science Program Developer, PS41, Founder of the GELL Project

The Urban Green CouncilᅠEmerging Professionalsare a dedicated group of young professionals who work to create a network of leaders in the field of sustainability. Led by a core group of volunteer leaders, they develop opportunities for involvement through Urban Green Council to further generate momentum for the green building industry.

EP May Forum: Speed Networking



JoinᅠUrban Green Council'sᅠ
Emerging Professionalsᅠfor their May | Meeting at Skanska USA's flagship office on the 32nd floor of the Empire State Building!
This month we decided to break the mold of our typical educational forums and offer something a little more interactive: power networking!

Modeled off of the ever popular speed dating (don't lie, you've considered it), we'll provide you with the ammunition to meet the business partner or collaborator who you?ve been waiting for since the moment you joined EP. Over the course of the evening, attendees will rotate through five minute conversations with other EP-ers. We provide the questions to get you started, and you take it from there! Come prepared to mingle with other young professionals in the sustainability industry. ?Power Networking? will give you the opportunity to make new connections whether it is your first meeting ? or your 24th.

As always, more networking will continue at ourᅠ*mandatory* extended happy hour(s)ᅠat the Heartland Brewery afterwards at 8pm! If this event is sold out, feel free to join us at happy hour.


QUESTIONS?

Please contact theᅠEP Co-Chairs, Jessica & Justin, at emergingprofessionals[at]urbangreencouncil.org.

LOCATION
Empire State Building (Skanska office)
350 Fifth Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10118 [
map]


PLEASE NOTE
Due to the high security restrictions of the Empire State Building, youᅠmust registerᅠfor this event. We cannot accept walk-ins. This event isᅠfree (registration is still required!)ᅠforᅠUrban Green Council Members, but there is aᅠ$5 admission feeᅠfor non-members. Your donation is critical in supporting Emerging Professionals events.


The Urban Green CouncilᅠEmerging Professionals are a dedicated group of young professionals who work to create a network of leaders in the field of sustainability. Led by a core group of volunteer leaders, they develop opportunities for involvement through Urban Green Council to further generate momentum for the green building industry.


Skanska


Special thanks to Skanska for generously hosting our Monthly Educational Forum.

EP April Forum: Demystifying the Benchmarking Report


Photo credit: mediafury

JoinᅠUrban Green Council'sᅠ
Emerging Professionalsᅠfor their April | Educational Forumᅠat Skanska USA's flagship office on the 32nd floor of the Empire State Building!
At this month's forum, we welcome Robert J. Ragozine, President of Energy Services at Donnelly Mechanical Corp., who will give a presentation on the performance of the Benchmarking Report and its implementation in greening buildings.

During this one hour presentation, Robert will discuss a combination of explaining the process of performing an EnergyStar benchmarking report, and the more important process of how a client/building uses that information to their benefit to improve the overall energy efficiency of their property. He will explain the auditing process and discuss how to get energy conservation measures (ECM) implemented when capital is tight.

Robert Ragozine has been in the energy services industry since 1990, and is the President, Energy Services for Donnelly Mechanical Corporation, a 22 year old mechanical contracting and energy services company serving the greater NYC area. Under Mr. Ragozine?s leadership, Donnelly has won numerous awards, including the NY Enterprise Report Green Company of the Year, and the 2011 Green Matters Magazine Green LEEDer of the Year. See full bio here.

RESOURCES:
Check out our Benchmarking Compliance Checklist &ᅠGuide.



As always, networking will continue at ourᅠ*mandatory* extended happy hour(s)ᅠat the Heartland Brewery afterwards at 8pm! If this event is sold out, feel free to join us at happy hour.

QUESTIONS?
Please contact theᅠEP Co-Chairs, Jessica & Justin, at emergingprofessionals[at]urbangreencouncil.org.

LOCATION
Empire State Building (Skanska office)
350 Fifth Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10118 [
map]

CEUs
This is not a pre-approved course for GBCI CE credits. However, it can be self-reported to GBCI for consideration as one CEᅠhour of "Live Presentation".


PLEASE NOTE
Due to the high security restrictions of the Empire State Building, youᅠmust registerᅠfor this event. We cannot accept walk-ins. This event isᅠfree (registration is still required!)ᅠforᅠUrban Green Council Members, but there is aᅠ$5 admission feeᅠfor non-members. Your donation is critical in supporting Emerging Professionals events.


The Urban Green CouncilᅠEmerging Professionals are a dedicated group of young professionals who work to create a network of leaders in the field of sustainability. Led by a core group of volunteer leaders, they develop opportunities for involvement through Urban Green Council to further generate momentum for the green building industry.


Skanska


Special thanks to Skanska for generously hosting our Monthly Educational Forum.

EP Film Screening: Blue Gold



Urban Green Council'sᅠEmerging Professionals are holding their first film screening of the year!ᅠ As we work to design, integrate, and construct more water efficient systems in our buildings and landscaping - do you ever ask yourself why is potable water conservation so important? Join EP for a showing of Blue Gold: World Water Wars to learn more about this resource that is more precious than any source of energy.

FILMᅠSUMMARY
"In every corner of the globe, we are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting our limited supply of fresh water at an expediential level as population and technology grows. The rampant overdevelopment of agriculture, housing and industry increase the demands for fresh water well beyond the finite supply, resulting in the desertification of the earth. We follow numerous worldwide examples of people fighting for their basic right to water, from court cases to violent revolutions to U.N. conventions to revised constitutions to local protests at grade schools.ᅠ A line is crossed as water becomes a commodity."

WATCHᅠTHEᅠTRAILER

Come celebrate the United Nations World Water Day 2012 on March 22nd with us!

SPACEᅠISᅠLIMITEDᅠANDᅠRSVPᅠREQUIRED.


QUESTIONS?
Please contact theᅠEP Co-Chairs, Jessica & Justin, at emergingprofessionals[at]urbangreencouncil.org.

SCHEDULE
6:30pm - 7pm | Reception
7pm - 8:30pm | Screening


LOCATION

Syska Hennessy Group
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036 [
map]


The Urban Green CouncilᅠEmerging Professionals are a dedicated group of young professionals who work to create a network of leaders in the field of sustainability. Led by a core group of volunteer leaders, they develop opportunities for involvement through Urban Green Council to further generate momentum for the green building industry.


Syska Hennessy


Special thanks to Syska Hennessy Group for generously hosting our EP Film Screening.


Please note that we recently transitioned our website and database. If you are having difficulties with registering through your membership, please contact us at membership[at]urbangreencouncil.org

EP March Forum: BIM Modeling for Sustainable Buildings

MTA Fulton Street Transit Centerᅠ|ᅠImage Credit:Arup

JoinᅠUrban Green Council'sᅠEmerging Professionalsᅠfor their March | Educational Forumᅠat Skanska USA's flagship office on the 32nd floor of the Empire State Building! At this month's forum, we welcome Aaron Gonzales, Director of Building Information Modeling Services at Plaza Construction, who will give a presentation on BIMᅠModeling for Sustainable Buildings.

During this one hour presentation, Aaron will touch upon:

  • ?BIM for Green Buildings? - focusing on leveraging advancing technology in the AEC industry to assist architects, engineers, and contractors achieve USGBC LEED Certification for their projects;
  • Economic indicators as it relates to Greening of Existing Buildings; and
  • Basic concepts of BIM Modeling ? Architecture, Structural, MEP, including strategies for:
    ᅠ **Capturing existing conditions using the Faro Laser Scanner
    ᅠ **Using the BIM Model for Energy Analysis
    ᅠ **Extracting BIM Data to satisfy the GBCI requirements
    ᅠ **GBCI, LEED Online and the CLOUD

Aaron Gonzales, Assoc. AIA LEED AP BD+C has over 25 years of construction experience. As Director of Building Information Modeling Services, Mr. Gonzales is not only responsible for the integration, implementation and management of BIM solutions and systems, but also facilitates the standardization and protocol of work flows. He is the Author of Bentley Buildings V8i BIM for Green buildings: USGBC-LEEDv3 Existing building Operations & Maintenance (EBOM ) Workshop.


As always, networking will continue at ourᅠ*mandatory* extended happy hour(s)ᅠat the Heartland Brewery afterwards at 8pm! This event is sold out, but please feel free to join us at happy hour.

QUESTIONS?
Please contact theᅠEP Co-Chairs, Jessica & Justin, at emergingprofessionals[at]urbangreencouncil.org.


LOCATION
Empire State Building (Skanska office)
350 Fifth Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10118 [
map]


PLEASE NOTE:
This event isᅠfree (registration is still required!)ᅠforᅠ
Urban Green Council Members, but there is aᅠ$5 admission feeᅠfor non-members. Your donation is critical in supporting Emerging Professionals events.ᅠ

IMPORTANT SECURITY NOTICE:
Due to the high security restrictions of the Empire State Building, youᅠmust registerᅠfor this event. We cannot accept walk-ins.


The Urban Green CouncilᅠEmerging Professionals are a dedicated group of young professionals who work to create a network of leaders in the field of sustainability. Led by a core group of volunteer leaders, they develop opportunities for involvement through Urban Green Council to further generate momentum for the green building industry.


Skanska


Special thanks to Skanska for generously hosting our Monthly Educational Forum.

THISᅠEVENTᅠHASᅠSOLDᅠOUT; BUTᅠPLEASEᅠFEELᅠFREEᅠTOᅠJOINᅠUSᅠATᅠHAPPYᅠHOURᅠATᅠ8pm.

EP February Forum: Sustainable Landscape Trends

Livingwallᅠ|ᅠImage Credit:Ell Brown



THISᅠEVENTᅠHASᅠSOLDᅠOUT. WE WILLᅠBEᅠPOSTINGᅠTHEᅠEPᅠMARCHᅠFORUM IN AᅠFEWᅠWEEKS.

JoinᅠUrban Green Council'sᅠEmerging Professionalsᅠfor ourᅠFebruary | Educational Forumᅠat Skanska USA's flagship office on the 32nd floor of the Empire State Building!


At this month's Educational Forum, we welcomeᅠPatricia Olmstead,ᅠFounder and PrincipalᅠofᅠUrban Explorations Inc.ᅠwho will give a presentation onᅠSustainable Landscape Trends. Pat has been in the landscaping business for over twenty years. She holds a certificate in Landscape Design from the New York Botanical Garden and a Horticultural Therapy certification from the Chicago Botanical Garden. With her staff, Pat has used landscaping techniques and "evidence-based design" principles to improve the health and well-being of both patients AND their families in unique settings.


During this one hour presentation, Pat will touch upon many aspects of sustainability in the traditional landscape and delve into solutions and local examples highlighting innovations of old concepts. Among other topic areas, join us to hear her discuss the use of native plants, green roofs, cool roofs, garden facades, vertical gardening, green and living walls. We will also learn more about evidence-based designs ? therapeutic and restorative gardens.


As always, networking will continue at ourᅠ*mandatory* extended happy hour(s)ᅠat the Heartland Brewery afterwards!ᅠ

Please contact theᅠEP co-chairsᅠif you have any further questions:ᅠ
Jessica Cooperᅠ&ᅠJustin Chan




PLEASE NOTE:ᅠThis event isᅠfree (registration is still required!)ᅠforᅠUrban Green Council Members, but there is aᅠ$5 admission feeᅠfor non-members. Your donation is critical in supporting Emerging Professionals events.ᅠ

IMPORTANT SECURITY NOTICE:ᅠDue to the high security restrictions of the Empire State Building, youᅠmust registerᅠfor this event. We cannot accept walk-ins.


The Urban Green CouncilᅠEmerging Professionals work to create a network of leaders in the field of sustainability and develop opportunities for involvement through Urban Green Council to further generate momentum for the green building industry.


Skanska



Special thanks to Skanska for generously hosting our Monthly Educational Forum.


Date:ᅠTuesday, February 7, 2012ᅠ
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMᅠ
Address:
Empire State Building (Skanska office)
350 Fifth Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10118

THISᅠEVENTᅠHASᅠSOLDᅠOUT. WE WILLᅠBEᅠPOSTINGᅠTHEᅠEPᅠMARCHᅠFORUM IN AᅠFEWᅠWEEKS.

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