Emerging Professionals

Help Rebuild Staten Island with Habitat-NYC!

A Hurricane Sandy Relief Fundraiser



The Emerging Professionals of Urban Green Council invite you to a fundraiser to support Habitat for Humanity - New York City in their efforts to help rebuild neighborhoods affected by Hurricane Sandy. In order to respond to the extensive destruction left by Hurricane Sandy, Habitat-NYC is seeking support to launch a Critical Home Repair Program to serve individual and family homeowners whose long-term security and safety are crucial to the long-term recovery of our neighborhoods and city.ᅠInitially, the Critical Home Repair Program will serve neighborhoods in Staten Island.ᅠ

This fun networking event will be held at the remarkable ReVision Lounge and Gallery, designed in part by EP'er Lee Beckman, and will include exciting raffle prizes, music by DJ Hush(Hush) and discounted drinks - $2 off of everything at the bar until 10pm!

100% of the money raised from ticket sales and raffle will go directly to the Habitat-NYC Critical Home Repair Program in Staten Island.

LOCATION
ReVision Lounge
219 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009 [MAP]

TICKETS
Pre-Sale: $12.
At the door: $15

Raffle tickets will be for sale at the event.
Urban Green Council members will receive 2 FREE raffle tickets!

Raffle prizes include gift certificates to Northern Spy Food Co., Brooklyn Kitchen, and Bowlmor Lanes; an Urban Green Council gift bag; and items from Giorgio Armani, Dynomighty, Recklace Joy Jewelry, and Alexandra Weiss Designs!

If you are unable to attend, but would still like to make a donation, you may do so through the registration below. ᅠAdmission to the event (optional) is included with any donation over the ticket price. ᅠIf you would like to donate a different amount, please call us at (212) 514-9385 x124.

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.

REGISTRATION FOR PRE-SALE TICKETS HAS CLOSED. ᅠTICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FOR $15.

EP Film Screening: Carbon Nation



In light of the recent weather patterns and extreme storms which have brought an even greater focus to climate change,ᅠUrban Green Council'sᅠEmerging Professionals are screening the documentary Carbon Nation. ᅠ

FILMᅠSUMMARY
The film focuses on solutions for climate change and carbon reductions in ways that promote clean water and air.ᅠ Interviews with a diverse group of individuals including architects, economists, utility CEOs, airline executives, farmers, and grassroots activists address topics dealing with alternative energy, sustainable construction, land use, and green businesses. ᅠ

"Carbon Nation is an optimistic discovery of what people are already doing, what we as a nation could be doing and what the world needs to do to prevent (or slow down) the impending climate crisis. We already have the technology to combat most of the worst-case scenarios of climate change, and it is very good business as well."

WATCHᅠTHEᅠTRAILER


SPACEᅠISᅠLIMITEDᅠANDᅠRSVPᅠREQUIRED.

QUESTIONS?
Please contact theᅠEP Co-Chairs, Justin & Lee, 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.

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

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED. ᅠTICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

EP February Forum

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1
AIA CES:
Approved for 1

Biomimicry + ArchitectureBiomimicry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate) is a design discipline that seeks solutions by emulating nature?s time-tested patterns, techniques and design strategies to solve man-made challenges.

The Emerging Professional's February Monthly Education Forum will introduce the practice and art of Biomimicry - on the cutting edge of science, technology and design through the lens of Biomimicry?s ?Life?s Principles?. Examples in the built environment will be featured to illustrate how functional biology systems are employed as blueprints to help designers, engineers, architects, and business leaders meet sustainable design challenges; to create buildings, products, processes, and policies that are well-adapted to life on earth over the long haul by emulating nature's 3.8 billion years of genius.

SPEAKER
Janus Welton, AIA, CSBA, LEED AP BD+C,ᅠBiomimicry Specialist, EcoArchitecture DesignWorks, PC
Janus is an educator, consultant, and registered architect in New York, New Jersey, and California. Her career spanned 15 years in Los Angeles as Senior Design Architect in residential resort development at Vito Cetta-Randy Washington Group in Santa Monica, in entertainment design at Disney Imagineering, and as Director of Concept Architecture at Sony Development. In 2000 she formed EcoArchitecture DesignWorks, PC. in NY| Hudson Valley to focus on sustainable architecture, energy efficiency, building biology, and Biomimicry in architecture, interior design, and planning. She has served as Assistant Professor at Sage College of Albany and at SUNY Ulster; she leads the SBA- National Sustainable Building Advisor Certificate program and is Director of the SBA program in NYC. She is both a founding member of Biomimicry NYC and Biomimicry 3.8 graduate as a Biomimicry Specialist.
Contact Info: ecoarchitect@hvc.rr.com | www.JanusWeltonDesignworks.com | 845-247-4620

 

As always, networking will continue at ourᅠ*mandatory* extended happy hour(s)ᅠat Legends Bar across the street!ᅠ

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

 

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

CONTINUING EDUCATION

GBCI CE Hoursᅠ(LEED CMP Credits) - Approved forᅠ1 CEᅠHour
AIA/CES Creditsᅠ-ᅠApproved forᅠ1 HSW/SD/LUᅠHour

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 January Forum


Join the Emerging Professional's of Urban Green Council as we kick-off 2013 with our January Educational Forum to learn about PS62 in Staten Island, designed by SOM.

P.S. 62R: NET ZERO ENERGY SCHOOL
Staten Island, New York
P.S.62R will be the first Net Zero Energy school in New York State, and one of the first of its kind world-wide. The 68,000-square-foot, two-story school will serve 444 pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students. Whenᅠcompleted, the building will harvest as much energy from renewable on-site sources as it uses in its operations on an annualᅠbasis. SOM was commissioned to design this school by the New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) to serveᅠas a ?sustainability lab? in which to test and challenge their own design standards, which are used in the construction andᅠmaintenance of over 1,600 public schools in 1,200 school buildings throughout NYC. SOM?s design will achieve an energy-ᅠuse reduction of 50% over a SCA standard public school.
Net Zero Energy is a sustainable design metric in which success can only be verified from the occupation and use of theᅠbuilding after construction. Unlike LEED and similar measures, Net Zero Energy is based on the real-world data collectedᅠfrom the building over the course of one calendar year.

SPEAKER
Jon Cicconi, Senior Designer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Jon is a registered architect and Senior Designer in SOM?s New York office, workingᅠprimarily on educational and cultural projects. Some of his key projects include: P.S. 62 Net ZeroᅠEnergy School on Staten Island, the first Net Zero Energy school in the Northeast; The New SchoolᅠUniversity Center, nearing completion at Fifth Avenue and 14 th Street in Manhattan; the NY JetsᅠHeadquarters and Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey; and the award-winning MarriottᅠHall at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C.
Jon holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia, and a Master ofᅠArchitecture from Harvard University?s Graduate School of Design.


As always, networking will continue at ourᅠ*mandatory* extended happy hour(s)ᅠat Legends Bar across the street!ᅠ

QUESTIONS?

Please contact theᅠEP Co-Chairs, Lee & 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 Holiday Party



The Emerging Professionals of Urban Green Council invite you to our 2012 Holiday Party! After a great party last year, this year?s festivitiesᅠwill again be held at the remarkable ReVision Lounge and Gallery, designed in part by fellow EP'er Lee Beckman.

Don't miss our biggest party of the year ? don your favorite holiday gear (but no real fur, please) and come hungry for some holiday treats and thirsty (cash bar)! ᅠDrink specials: $5 well drinks, beer & wine. ᅠAnd we'll be joined by 'official' EP DJ Jeremy Cap! ᅠ

"ReVision Lounge and Gallery introduces an exciting new concept! The space combines the elements of a high-end lounge with an "interactive" gallery, where the artwork is the furnishings, the lighting, and even the bar itself.ᅠ Each piece is made entirely of recycled materials. Re-Vision?s mission is twofold; first, to show to the world that it is possible to build a fun, colorful and comfortable upscale lounge, or any room for that matter, almost entirely through recycled materials; and second, to promote the artists that create these beautiful and outrageous pieces. Featured works are not only showcased as art pieces, but they are actually being used in their new repurposed form, becoming interactive with those in the space. It is then that the art becomes a viable item, saved from the landfill forever. See an in-depth floor plan here."

We'll also be doing a fundraiser for Solar One's Solar Sandy Proejct, so please bring some extra cash to give to the cause!

"Solar One, SolarCity, Consolidated Solar and NYSERDA are partnering to connect communities rebuilding from Sandy to mobile solar generators so that they can get much-needed temporary electricity. So far, we have deployed ten 10kw solar generators in the Rockaways, Staten Island and New Jersey. These units are installed in community gathering places where folks are already getting warm clothes, a bite to eat, and some basic medical services.

With solar generators, we can provide clean, quiet power hubs that don?t need refueling. People can charge phones, power tools, and laptops; heat food; and run other critical equipment."

LOCATION
ReVision Lounge
219 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009 [MAP]

This event is free, but please register ahead of time due to limited capacity.

RSVP formally below - but let us know if you're coming on FB too [here]!ᅠ

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 LEED GA Crash Course



Join Urban Green Council'sᅠEmerging Professionalsᅠfor our 7th Annual LEED Green Associate Crash Course.

This Crash Course is aᅠ3 hour lectureᅠwhich uses a case study of an existing LEED certified building to review the various points of the USGBC LEED rating system and green building core concepts. It will provide a brief overview of the LEED rating system, and is most useful to individuals preparing to take the LEED Green Associate exam. It will also serve to introduce the audience to the LEED Accredited Professional designations.

LEED Green Associateᅠis a credential for professionals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice. It denotes basic knowledge of green design, construction, and operations. You must successfully take and pass the LEED GA exam, as well as fulfill experience requirements to become a LEED AP. The Green Associate credential also serves as the first step for professionals pursuing a LEED AP with specialization.

NOTE: This course does not qualify for or provide GBCI continuing education credits as this is curriculum you need to know BEFORE gaining credentials.

You should attend this course if:

  • You'reᅠtaking the LEED GA examᅠand want to refresh and solidfy knowledge of LEED core concepts in a classroom setting.
  • You're aᅠLEED AP considering adding a specialtyᅠ(BD+C, O&M, etc.), and want to refresh your knowledge of LEED core concepts before pursuing specialty.
  • You want to meet others studying for LEED credentialing, andᅠarrange study groupsᅠafter the event.

Light refreshments will be served.

INSTRUCTORS
Joel Ndreu, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Engineer, STVᅠ

Brian Wennersten, LEED AP+
Associate Director,ᅠTurner & Townsend Ferzan Robbins
Founder, SKYed Eco Education

LOCATION
NYC ACRE
20 Jay St, Suite 312
Brooklyn, NY 11201 [MAP]

DUE TO BUILDING SECURITY RESTRICTIONS - WE CANNOT ACCEPT WALK-INS AT THIS EVENT. REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 5PM MON, DEC 3rd.

Special thanks to NYC ACRE for hosting this event. NYC ACRE is the cleantech incubator partnered with NYU Poly and NYSERDA



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 Elections

After you've voted in the Presidential Election, join theᅠEmerging Professionalsᅠof Urban Green Council for the annual EP Elections. If you would like toᅠapply or nominate someone for any of the EP positions (see below for more details about each position), please emailᅠemergingprofessionals@urbangreencouncil.org.ᅠApplications are due onᅠMonday, November 5th.ᅠ Please note that there will be NO PHYSICAL EVENT. ᅠVoting will beᅠonline only, but youᅠmust register(FREE) to receive the link to vote and information on the nominees. ᅠVoting will be open from November 6 - November 20.


Please keep in mind thatᅠonly Urban Green Council members may voteᅠand this year only the EP Co-chair position will be voted on by the members. ᅠThe Communication Coordinator & Programs Committeeᅠ(10 positions) positions will be selected by the current EP Co-chairs.


POSITIONS
EP Co-chair:ᅠ(1) position open (voted by members)

  • Two year commitment
  • Manage and promote long term goals, planning, and growth
  • Communicate ᅠwith EP Liaison to integrate EP programs with Urban Green Council programs
  • Create and manage EP Annual Budget
  • Manage roles, responsibilities, and deadlines of Communications Coordinator
  • Manage annual calendar
  • Formulate ideas for potential new events
  • Elect a Programs Committee and organize Programs Committee members into subgroups
  • Manage responsibilities and deadlines of Programs Committee sub-groups for all events
  • Lead & create agenda for Programs Meetings and Monthly Forums
  • Manage overall content of Google Group (or other email outreach), Wordpress, and website
  • Write and publish meeting minutes for Programs Committee Meetings


Communications Coordinator:ᅠ(1) position open (selected by current EP Co-charis)

  • One year commitment
  • Spearhead web-based marketing efforts and social media development
  • Expand EP?s media networks in a way that conforms and contributes to the presence created by Urban Green Council
  • Coordinator should have a background and/or interest in written communication, social media, and graphic design
  • Design, launch, and maintain EP-NY blog/website
  • Photograph events, provide captions, and post on EP-NY website
  • Liaise with outside groups in posting non-EP events (for example: AIA-ENYA, ASHRAE, ULI, CoreNet, SBE etc.)
  • Documentation of all EP-NY events


Programs Committee:ᅠ
(10) positions open (selected by current EP Co-chairs)ᅠ

  • One year commitment
  • Plan and enhance the content of EP Programs
  • The Monthly Programs Committee will be split into five pairs of two, each with specific responsibilities for planning and enhancing the content of EP Programs
  • Committee members should have a background and/or interest in written communication, networking, and event planning
  • Focus groups include:
1. Educational Forumsᅠ
2. Design Charrette & LEED Crash Courseᅠ
3. Green Building Documentary Screening & Fall Building Tourᅠ
4. Career Fair & Spring Building Tourᅠ
5. Networking / Volunteering / Outreach
  • Any additional event ideas that are proposed by EP Members and accepted by the Programs Committee will be assigned to a group

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

PLEASE NOTE:
Voting isᅠfreeᅠand only open toᅠᅠ
Urban Green Council Membersᅠbutᅠregistration is still required.

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 Elections

After you've voted in the Presidential Election, join the Emerging Professionals of Urban Green Council for the annual EP Elections. If you would like toᅠapply or nominate someone for any of the EP positions (see below for more details about each position), please email emergingprofessionals@urbangreencouncil.org. Applications are due on Monday, November 5th.ᅠ Please note that there will be NO PHYSICAL EVENT. ᅠVoting will be online only, but you must register (FREE) to receive the link to vote and information on the nominees. ᅠVoting will be open from November 6 - November 20.


Please keep in mind that only Urban Green Council members may vote and this year only the EP Co-chair position will be voted on by the members. ᅠThe Communication Coordinator & Programs Committeeᅠ(10 positions) positions will be selected by the current EP Co-chairs.


POSITIONS
EP Co-chair: (1) position open (voted by members)

  • Two year commitment
  • Manage and promote long term goals, planning, and growth
  • Communicate ᅠwith EP Liaison to integrate EP programs with Urban Green Council programs
  • Create and manage EP Annual Budget
  • Manage roles, responsibilities, and deadlines of Communications Coordinator
  • Manage annual calendar
  • Formulate ideas for potential new events
  • Elect a Programs Committee and organize Programs Committee members into subgroups
  • Manage responsibilities and deadlines of Programs Committee sub-groups for all events
  • Lead & create agenda for Programs Meetings and Monthly Forums
  • Manage overall content of Google Group (or other email outreach), Wordpress, and website
  • Write and publish meeting minutes for Programs Committee Meetings


Communications Coordinator: (1) position open (selected by current EP Co-charis)

  • One year commitment
  • Spearhead web-based marketing efforts and social media development
  • Expand EP?s media networks in a way that conforms and contributes to the presence created by Urban Green Council
  • Coordinator should have a background and/or interest in written communication, social media, and graphic design
  • Design, launch, and maintain EP-NY blog/website
  • Photograph events, provide captions, and post on EP-NY website
  • Liaise with outside groups in posting non-EP events (for example: AIA-ENYA, ASHRAE, ULI, CoreNet, SBE etc.)
  • Documentation of all EP-NY events


Programs Committee:
(10) positions open (selected by current EP Co-chairs)

  • One year commitment
  • Plan and enhance the content of EP Programs
  • The Monthly Programs Committee will be split into five pairs of two, each with specific responsibilities for planning and enhancing the content of EP Programs
  • Committee members should have a background and/or interest in written communication, networking, and event planning
  • Focus groups include:
1. Educational Forums
2. Design Charrette & LEED Crash Course
3. Green Building Documentary Screening & Fall Building Tour
4. Career Fair & Spring Building Tour
5. Networking / Volunteering / Outreach
  • Any additional event ideas that are proposed by EP Members and accepted by the Programs Committee will be assigned to a group

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

PLEASE NOTE:
Voting isᅠfree and only open toᅠᅠ
Urban Green Council Membersᅠbut registration is still required.

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 October Forum: Made by Bottles



Americans alone went through almost 10 million tons of glass bottles and 3 million tons of plastic bottles in 2010, more than two-thirds of which don't get recycled (EPA) and end up in landfills or littering our oceans and beaches. ᅠTwo of Urban Green's own Emerging Professionals have developed innovative uses for these discarded bottles, removing them from the waste stream and putting them to good use. ᅠPlease join us on October 2nd to learn about these projects from Dara Perl of Skanska, and Lee Beckman of MechoShade Systems.


SPEAKERS

Dara Perl, Project Engineer, Skanska
Dara Perl is currently a Project Engineer at Skanska USA Building Inc in New York City and is also the co-founder of Building With Bottles. Dara graduated from Cornell University in the spring of 2011 with a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering. While at Cornell she was a member of the Solar Decathlon team, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and aᅠfounder of Cornell University Sustainable Design. Sustainability and volunteerism has been a large part of Dara?s life since she was a child and working in Haiti has been the culmination of years.

Following her graduation from Cornell University in Spring 2011, Dara travelled to Haiti with her brother Brett and they founded Building With Bottles with the help of the AFYA Foundation. The program aims to create a sustainable business in Port au Prince, Haiti. Dara and Brett will work to begin employing furniture makers in Haiti, in an effort to provide furniture for thousands of people living in IDP camps, impact the local environment/need for sanitation solutions, and create a sustainable employment opportunity for people with disabilities or parents of children with disabilities (often, the people who are most marginalized).

Lee Beckman, Project Manager, MechoShade Systems, Inc.; Graduate Student, The New School
Lee has been active in the realm of sustainability as a practitioner for over 5 years. Currently earning his masters in Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management from The New School University in NYC, Lee has been involved in various areas of LEED including building certification and LEED exam development with GBCI and USGBC. Lee is a project manager at Mecho Systems, an automation and daylighting control focused company, andᅠis also recently engaged and will be getting married in August of 2013.

As a side hobby Lee created Recycled Bottle Works to aesthetically showcase recycled glass bottles through design. ᅠHis work has been installed at ReVision Lounge in the East Village and was featured on Inhabitat.


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.

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS CLOSED. ᅠIF YOU WOULD STILL LIKE TO ATTEND, SEND US ANᅠEMAILᅠBY 4:30PM.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Emerging Professionals