Emerging Professionals

Networking for the Next Generation of Sustainable Building Professionals



Attention young professionals - this is an event not to be missed! ᅠ

Urban Green Council's Emerging Professionals and the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) of NYU's Schack Institute of Real Estate have come together to bring you an evening of networking with the real estate, construction, and design industries. ᅠYou are invited to share in this rare opportunity to connect with the emerging leaders working in all facets of the green building movement. ᅠThe event is FREE and open to current, past, and future members of Urban Green Council and SBE - so bring your friends, colleagues, and potential contacts!

Drinks and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP!

LOCATION
Interface Showroom
330 Fifth Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10001[MAP]

Thank you to our host, Interface, and to Skanska and SBE for sponsoring. ᅠᅠ




The
Emerging Professionals of Urban Green Council represent a coalition of young professionals in the New York City area intent on developing opportunities in the green building movement for future leaders. ᅠEP's leadership group and programmatic committee work to create programming for New York City's community of emerging leaders in green building, and also participate on the national level through U.S. Green Building Council's EP initiatives. ᅠThey host a monthly educational forum on green building, develop community-building social events, and arrange green building tours around New York City.

The mission of the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) is to provide a multi-disciplinary platform to enhance the understanding of sustainability and to advance sustainable development research and practice in the real estate and construction industries. The SBE serves as a locus for new ideas on sustainable cities, buildings, and technologies by bridging theory and practice in the application of a triple-bottom-line approach to real estate decision-making. Through research, education, and outreach, the SBE provides industry leaders with objective, rigorous, and timely data, case studies, and analytical tools to inform real estate development, investment, and management practices and policies.

If you're interested in volunteeringᅠfor this event, send us anᅠemail.

Career Fair + Salon


Urban Green Council's Emerging Professionals are proud to present the 6th Annual Urban Green Career Fair. This event offers an unparalleled opportunity for young professionals and students to connect and market their skills to some of New York City's most esteemed architecture, engineering, construction, real estate, and product manufacturers in the green building industry. The event will also feature a dynamic panel discussion with some of New York's most successful green building young professionals, offering insights and guidance into how to affect change and become a leader for sustainability in the workplace from the bottom up.

Whether you are looking for a job, internship, career transition, networking opportunity or general information, this event will provide you with the knowledge and networking opportunities that you need. ᅠRegister now.

LOCATION
General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen
20 W 44th Street
New York, NY [MAP]

TIME
1:00pm - 5:00pm

CONFIRMED RECRUITERS
Aerotek
AKF Group

Envirolution
Green Mountain Energy
John Mini Distinctive Landscapes
Lend Lease
Skanska
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

HOST A TABLE
The Career Fair a great opportunity for firms seeking fresh new talent - recruiting tables are available for purchase until October 17, 2012. ᅠTo purchase a table, please contact usfor an invoice. ᅠTables are $150 for Urban Green Sponsors and $250 for non-sponsors.



While sustainability in the built environment remains a relatively new and progressive initiative, there are industry leaders who have been working to promote these goals since they began their careers. ᅠAffecting sustainability at every level, these professionals have a lot to do with making sustainable design the concept that we are familiar with today.

Whether starting a company from the ground up, working through the ranks of a large organization, or making pro bono work into a full time passion, the professional initiatives that the industry's pioneers have demonstrated will continue to serve as case studies for many years to come.ᅠSuccessful business models, design innovations, and advancements in public policy can all be traced back to professionals driven by a vision to do things differently.

On Thursday, October 18, we will hear from a few of the leaders that New York City is particularly proud to call their own. ᅠPlease join us for a lively discussion among four professionals who are leading the way in New York City's sustainability industry. Each will share how they got to where they are today, what drives them to continue achieving success, and how today's younger generation can find their own niche within an ever evolving industry.

MODERATOR
Nicole McGlinn
, Kohn Pedersen Fox

SPEAKERS

Chris Cayten
, CodeGreen
Jennifer Preston, BKSK Architects
Steve Baumgartner, Buro Happold
Wolfgang Werner, Thornton Tomasetti

SCHEDULE
1:00pm - 5:00pm: Career Fair
ᅠ ᅠ ᅠGeneral Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen
ᅠ ᅠ ᅠ20 W 44th Street
ᅠ ᅠ ᅠNew York, NYᅠ[MAP]
6:00pm - 8:00pm: Salon - Sustainable Leadership from the Bottom Up
ᅠ ᅠ ᅠKnoll
ᅠ ᅠ ᅠ76 Ninth Avenue, 11th Floor
ᅠ ᅠ ᅠNew York, NY 10011ᅠ[MAP]
8:00pm - 10:00pm: Happy Hour
ᅠ ᅠ ᅠLocation TBD

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.

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

EP September Forum: Passive House vs. Passive Solar House



The passive-house standard embodies today's highest benchmark for energy efficiency and conservation. ᅠA cutting-edge approach to design and construction, the passive-house standard drastically reduces the amount of energy required to operate a building (for instance, it results in a 90 percent reduction in energy required for heating). ᅠᅠOriginally developed in Germany, the passive-house energy standard is being implemented with ever-greater frequency in the United States.

Join us for a presentation that will illustrate the principles behind the passive-house concept and how those principles are an innovative approach to energy conservation capable of achieving remarkable results. ᅠWith case studies of recently completed projects in the Hudson Valley, speakers will highlight why the passive-house concept is different from previous approaches to energy conservation in architecture, particularly how it is different than the passive solar concept.

In addition, the speakers will discuss how to determine whether a client's program, site, and budget are well suited for a passive house design, the exploration of the building process of a passive house as a the state-of-art in energy conservation construction, and how to identify building products suitable for Passive House construction.

SPEAKERS

DennisᅠWedlick, AIA, DennisᅠWedlick Architect
Dennis Wedlick is the founder of Dennis Wedlick Architect LLC (DWA), a full-service architecture, master planning, landscape and interior design firm based in Manhattan and Hudson, New York. The firm has built its reputation on its own brand of residential and community design: sustainable, expressive places to live and work that prize design, technology and craft.

Sustainability has been an enduring theme in Wedlick?s work; concerns about the environment, preservation, and energy-efficiency are weighed at the outset of every project the firm undertakes. Most recently, DWA has become expert in passive design and construction, today?s highest standard for high-performance architecture?last year, it completed the Hudson Passive Project, the first certified passive house in New York State and one of the most energy-efficient homes in the country.

Wedlick has authored four books and his work have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Architectural Digest, Interior Design, Elle Decor, Residential Architect, The Architect?s Newspaper, Builder among many other outlets. Additionally, Wedlick has taught design and architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, Parsons School of Design and City College of New York.

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.

Photo credit: Elliott Kaufmanᅠ

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

EP Project Haiti Fundraiser



TIMOUN AYITI YO! - Children of Haiti
The Emerging Professionals of Urban Green Council are hosting a Project Haiti benefit. ᅠAll ticket sales and donations supportᅠan initiative to build theᅠfirst LEEDᆴ Platinum Orphanage and Children?s Center in world!ᅠThe Center will provide immediate care and a hopeful future for disadvantaged children in Haiti.ᅠ

This project is set to become a model for high-performance green building practices that can be tailored to any culture.ᅠProject Haiti is sponsored by the US Green Building Council, partnering with the Foundation L?enfant Jesus and HOK. The project has been recognised as a Commitment Maker by the Clinton Global Initiative.

The evening will be a cultural celebration withᅠa brief presentation of the project, Haitian drumming byᅠLa Troupe Makandal,ᅠexciting raffle prizes, and music by DJ Hush(Hush)!

LOCATION
ProfessorᅠThom'sᅠ
219 2nd Avenueᅠᅠ
New York, NY 10003 [map]

TICKETS
Pre-sale tickets are $20 and include 2 free drinks + 2 raffle tickets. Event tickets will be available at the door for $25.

Additional raffle tickets will be for sale at the event. Urban Green Council members receive a bonus free raffle ticket.

Raffle prizes include a gift certificate for dinner for two at the Four Seasons Restaurant,ᅠPhotograph "Deye Bawo" by TJ Allan, Jewelry by Rachel Goldfarb, an Urban Green Council gift bag, and items from Armani, Volta and Alexandra Weiss Designs.

Can't attend the event? You can still donate!

The Urban Green Councilᅠ
Emerging 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.

100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Haiti Orphanage and Children's Center will be used exclusively for expenses relating to the design and construction of a LEEDᆴ certified orphanage in Port au Prince, Haiti. None of the funds designated for this project will be used to pay for other USGBC programmatic activities or organizational overhead. If USGBC receives donations that exceed the cost of the project, USGBC will use such funds either for the design and construction of additional Haitian orphanages, or for the operation of such orphanages.

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FOR $25.

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.

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