Emerging Professionals

Unique Paths to a Career in Green Building

Event Prices: 
General Admission
$10
Sponsor Member Admission
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member Admission
Free Admission

Looking for a career in urban sustainability? The entry point is not always an obvious one. Hear from professionals in the field who have forged their own paths to establish themselves in New York’s green building scene.

Panelists will describe their line of work as it relates to green building, identify challenges and opportunities for candidates looking to enter the field and share lessons learned. A moderated discussion and Q&A session will follow.

2017 EP Career Fair

This panel will take place after our 2017 EP Career Fair. Visit the Career Fair registration page to learn more about that event, or to buy a joint ticket for the Fair and Panel.

Hiring?

Please visit our Table Registration Page for pricing, event details and to reserve a table.

moderator
Christian Volkmann
Associate Professor, Spitzer School of Architecture, CCNY, Program Director, Solar RoofPod, CCNY

Mr. Volkmann is the coordinator of the 3rd Year Undergraduate Design “Comprehensive Design" Studio and leads the Technology curriculum for both Undergraduate and Graduate programs. His main pedagogic focus is on the integration of technical and environmental topics and skills into the design process.

speakers
Ahu Aydogan Akseli, PhD
Assistant Professor, Spitzer School of Architecture, CCNY

Dr. Aydogan Akseli teaches construction technology and design, while also conducting research with her students on dynamic filtration systems. Her research goal is to improve indoor air quality and reduce the energy consumption profile of buildings.

Bret Mantyk LEED AP BD+C
Associate, Atelier Ten

As an experienced sustainable consultant and LEED expert, Mr. Mantyk has spent the last eight years at Atelier Ten guiding complex projects to LEED certification. He is one of the founding members of the Urban Green Council’s Programs Committee and worked as a mechanical engineer before joining Atelier Ten.

Jonce Walker LEED AP CSBA
Associate in the Sustainability Practice, Thornton Tomasetti

Mr. Walker has over 10 years of experience working in sustainability, green building and urban planning. He was previously at Terrapin Bright Green, where he led bespoke and technical projects for various clients, including net zero energy guidelines, biophilic design plan reviews, energy master plans and climate positive developments.

Samuel Man
Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability

Mr. Man focuses on programs and policies that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from New York City's nearly one million buildings. Prior to this role, Sam provided outreach support for New York State clean energy programs and was an energy auditor for a local utility energy efficiency program, where he provided technical assistance for small commercial businesses throughout New York City.

EP Holiday Party

Event Prices: 
Member
$5
Non-Member
$10

The Emerging Professionals of Urban Green Council invite you to our 2017 Holiday Party! Join us to celebrate a great year in green building at Central Bar.

Come hungry for some holiday treats and happy hour specials!

 

2017 EP Career Fair: Table Registration

Event Prices: 
Urban Green Sponsor
$250
Non-Profit
$150
Regular Pricing (Non-Sponsor)
$350

The Urban Green EP Career Fair is NYC’s premier recruiting event for companies seeking talented young professionals in sustainable architecture, interior design, engineering and real estate. We encourage companies in these industries and in other sustainability-related fields to host a table and meet candidates in person.

The Career Fair is presented by Urban Green Council’s Emerging Professionals in partnership with the Sustainability in the Urban Environment program and Career and Professional Development Institute at The City College of New York.

TABLE PRICING
Urban Green Sponsors: $250
Non-Sponsors: $350
Non-Profits: $150

If more than one person will be attending for your table, please only register yourself as an attendee and contact bm@urbangreencouncil.org with the names of additional tablers. 

Not sure if you’re an Urban Green sponsor?
Visit urbangreencouncil.org/support-us/current-sponsors

SCHEDULE
2:30-3:30pm Table Setup
3:30-6:00pm Career Fair

RECRUITERS
475 High Performance Building Supply
BKSK Architects
COOKFOX Architects
Darius Toraby Architects, PC
EN-POWER GROUP
EnterSolar
Horizon Engineering Associates
NYC Center for Materials Reuse
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Pennoni Associates, Inc.
Trane
TRC Energy Services

CONTACT
Questions about the event or hosting a table? Please contact emergingprofessionals@urbangreencouncil.org.

For an invoice or to process payment by check, please contact Bea Mora at bm@urbangreencouncil.org or 212.514.9385 x124

2017 EP Career Fair

Event Prices: 
Fair Admission (Members)
Free Admission
Fair Admission (Non-members)
$5
Combined Fair & Panel Discussion Admission (Members)
$10
Combined Fair & Panel Discussion Admission (Non-members)
$15

The 2017 EP Career Fair is a great opportunity to present your skills to New York City's green leaders in architecture, engineering, real estate and interior design.

Presented by Urban Green Council’s Emerging Professionals in partnership with the Sustainability in the Urban Environment program and the Career and Professional Development Institute at The City College of New York,* the event is perfect for those seeking a job or internship or considering a career change. 

RESUME AND PORTFOLIO REVIEWS
Staff from Urban Green and the Career and Professional Development Institute at City College will be on hand to offer resume and portfolio reviews. Students will be able to sign up for 15-minute review sessions at the event, so bring your materials with you!

AGENDA
3:30-6:00pm Career Fair
6:00-6:30pm Networking and Reception
6:30-7:30pm Panel Discussion
8:00pm Happy Hour at Bierstrasse Harlem

RECRUITERS
475 High Performance Building Supply
BKSK Architects
COOKFOX Architects
Darius Toraby Architects, PC
EN-POWER GROUP
EnterSolar
Horizon Engineering Associates
NYC Center for Materials Reuse
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Pennoni Associates, Inc.
Trane
TRC Energy Services

STUDENTS
*CUNY students are invited to attend this event for FREE. Please contact emergingprofessionals@urbangreencouncil.org to receive your free ticket. 

Become an Urban Green member by 9/13 and receive free admission to the Career Fair and Panel Discussion. Student memberships are $25 for a full year of discounted and/or exclusive access to Urban Green programs. Contact Bea Mora for details.

HIRING?
The Career Fair is a great opportunity to meet talented candidates who care about sustainability. Please visit our Table Registration Page for pricing, event details and to reserve a table.

CONTACT
Questions about the event? Please contact emergingprofessionals@urbangreencouncil.org or call 212.514.9385 x124

Special thanks to The City College of New York for hosting this event.

EP Happy Hour

Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
$5
Non-member
$10


Photo courtesy of Delilah NYC.

*Please note location change. Details below.

Celebrate spring at an Urban Green Emerging Professionals Happy Hour! Meet our EP Committee members and catch up with friends over drinks at Delilah in the East Village. This is a great chance to make new connections and catch up with colleagues.

First drink included in ticket price.


Not a member? Join or renew your membership by June 6 to receive free admission to our Summer Member Reception & Service Awards.

EP Volunteer Day: Park Beautification Project

Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
$5

Registration for this event is now closed. 

For more information, check out our photo recap. 

We’re getting into the Earth Day spirit! Urban Green members will join the Lower East Side Ecology Center in beautifying the East River Park by removing invasive weeds, mulching with compost and wood chips, and planting native plants. Spend the day outside getting your hands dirty and meeting other green building professionals through a community project.

The Lower East Side Ecology Center is an organization offering community-based recycling and composting programs and environmental education opportunities for all New Yorkers.

Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided. Pack a lunch for a communal picnic after our work is done.

This event is open to Urban Green Council members only. Space is limited - register now! 

Thanks to the Lower East Side Ecology Center for having us.

 


Not a member? Join or renew your membership. For more information on membership, contact Bea Mora.

Innovations in Biophilic Design

Event Prices: 
General Admission
Free Admission

This event is sold out and registration is now closed.

For more information, check out our event recap. 

This is a joint event with Emerging New York Architects (ENYA).

Join us for a night of networking and a talk on current innovations in biophilic design from Susie Teal (COOKFOX Architects) and Jonce Walker (Terrapin Bright Green). Terrapin is on the forefront of the biophilic design field, conducting extensive research into our biological responses to built spaces and how we can harness our innate connection to nature to make our built environment healthier for humans and natural ecosystems. COOKFOX Architects is a sustainable architecture firm well known for high-performance, environmentally integrated design. Their work ranges in size and scope from the LEED Platinum Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park to sustainable supportive housing in Brownsville and their own biophilically designed studio which includes a vegetable garden and apiary. Teal and Walker will present the science behind biophilic design as well as its practical implementation in NYC projects.

PROGRAM FORMAT

6:00 – 7:00 PM Registration and Networking
7:00 – 8:00 PM Presentations and Q&A

Refreshments will be provided.

Thank you to our host Fisher & Paykel Experience Center.

speakers
Susie Teal
AIA, LEED AP; Senior Associate, COOKFOX Architects

Since 2012, Susie has played a vital role in the development and design of a range of projects, including serving as project architect for City Point, a three-part mixed-use development in Downtown Brooklyn, and 535 Carlton, an affordable building in Brooklyn's Pacific Park. With over ten years of experience in sustainable architecture, she offers a wealth of knowledge of the implementation of biophilic design in the built environment.

Jonce Walker
LEED AP, CSBA; Senior Project Manager, Terrapin Bright Green 

Jonce is a senior project manager with over ten years of experience advancing sustainability. His background includes sustainability policy, green building consulting, urban planning, and community improvement interventions. His expertise at Terrapin ranges from biophilic design to net zero energy communities.

EP Happy Hour

Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
$5

Kick off 2017 with an Urban Green Emerging Professionals Happy Hour! Meet our new EP Committee members and catch up with friends over drinks in the East Village. This is a great chance to make new connections and catch up with colleagues.


Not a member? Join or renew your membership by March 14 to get free admission to our Spring Member Reception - plus, get an extra 6 months of membership! Email us for the discount code.

 

EP Holiday Networking Party

Event Prices: 
RSVP Required (Open to the public): FREE
Free Admission

The Emerging Professionals of Urban Green Council invite you to our 2016 Holiday Networking Party! Join us to celebrate a great year in green building.

After a great party last year, this year’s festivities will be held at Van Diemens (383 3rd Avenue, between 27th Street and 28th Street). Don't miss EP's biggest party of the year—come thirsty and hungry for some holiday treats and happy hour specials!

This event is free but please RSVP!

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