Emerging Professionals

Young Professionals Networking Night

Event Prices: 
General Admission
Free Admission

Join the Emerging Professionals ​(EP) ​Committee for a night of networking with other young professional organizations in New York!

We're hosting a networking opportunity for our EP members to meet other members of the young professionals community across the industry. Please join us at the Grohe Showroom to catch up with EP and connect with new colleagues.

Light ​refreshments will be provided.

Green Trivia Night

Event Prices: 
General Admission
Free Admission

NYC view from Mohawk Showroom

Do you know which US state has the highest number of LEED certified buildings? By when does NYC aim to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent? Which type of faucet saves more water: the widespread two-handle design (hot and cold) or the single lever?  

Urban Green's Emerging Professionals Committee invites you to a night of green trivia! Come compete with industry peers and test your sustainability knowledge.

Save your spot now—space is limited! Teams will be assigned upon arrival; please arrive on time for assignments as it will be hard to join mid-game.

SCHEDULE

6:30 - 7:00 pm   Registration and Team Assignments
7:00 - 8:00 pm   Trivia

Film Screening: Racing to Zero

Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
$5
Non-member
$10
Sponsor Member
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

Join our Emerging Professionals for a widely-acclaimed, upbeat documentary on zero waste solutions, followed by a discussion on how NYC can learn from other cities and reach its waste reduction goals.

Only one third of the waste in the United States is recycled or composted. To reach zero waste, we need to view the things we discard as resources, rather than garbage. Racing to Zero examines today’s culture of consumption and disposal, and discovers amazing solutions in San Francisco, which is successfully taking steps towards zero waste. Cities all over the US have instituted zero-waste policies of their own, challenging us to think differently about not only how we handle our garbage, but what it can become.

This event was coordinated by Urban Green Council's Emerging Professionals Committee, a dedicated group of young professionals who work to create a network of leaders in the field of sustainability.

SCHEDULE

6:30 – 7:00pm   Reception & EP Welcome
7:00 – 8:00pm   Film Viewing
8:00 – 8:30pm   Discussion

EP Holiday Party

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


Photo credit: Inhabitat Blog, Flickr (cc)

The Emerging Professionals of Urban Green Council invite you to our 2015 Holiday Party!

This year’s festivities will once again be held at the remarkable ReVision Lounge and Gallery—the only lounge in town with furnishings made entirely from recycled materials, including a bar crafted from recycled bottles by past EP Co-Chair Lee Beckman.

IMPROV-GENERATION will kick off the party and prep us for an evening of networking with half an hour of improv games! Get ready to build confidence, work collaboratively, and practice thinking on your feet with some crowd favorites. Players will discover how these games can apply to their day-to-day activities and improve the way we approach people, projects, and situations. Test your improv chops with peers during the rest of the night!

This is an "Ugly Sweater Party," so break out those ugly sweaters and come thirsty and hungry for some holiday drink specials!

Strategies for Deploying Energy Efficient Technologies

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1.0 CE Hour
AIA CES:
Approved for 1.0 HSW/LU Hour
Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
$5
Non-member
$10
Sponsor Member
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission
Gowanus Whole Foods solar parking lot
Solar panels at Whole Foods Market Gowanus. Photo by Omer Kalafatoglu.

Energy-efficient technologies, such as combined heat and power (CHP), solar, geothermal and battery storage systems, are gaining attention from building owners and operators, but strategies for financing and deploying them are still unclear. Join industry specialists to learn about these technologies as well as implementation and financing strategies.

SCHEDULE

6:00 - 6:30 PM  Registration and Reception
6:30 - 8:00 PM  Presentation and Discussion

2-FOR-1 ADMISSION

Take advantage of our special promotion––bring a friend to this event and he or she will receive free admission. Enter your guest's name during registration.

This event was coordinated by Urban Green Council's Emerging Professionals Committee, a dedicated group of young professionals who work to create a network of leaders in the field of sustainability.

speakers
Duncan Campbell
Business Development Analyst, ENER-G Rudox

ENER-G Rudox is a manufacturer and energy services company that specializes in cogeneration, energy efficiency, and standby power. Mr. Campbell specializes in engineering and financial development of comprehensive energy infrastructure projects in the tristate area.

Morris Cox
Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer, BlocPower

BlocPower markets and finances the installation of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies in religious institutions, small businesses, and non-profits in under-served communities. Mr. Cox is a financial services professional with experience in private equity, quantitative analysis, and residential construction.

Akanksha Sharma
Senior Consultant, National Tax Practice, Ernst & Young

Akanksha specializes in sustainability services with an emphasis on improvements in existing and construction of new buildings. In this role, Akanksha serves clients through identifying, implementing and complying with federal, state, utility and local incentives, with regard to energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Harry Charalambides
Founder and Principal, Axios Energy Consulting

Axios Energy Consulting provides tailored business advisory services to private, public, and nonprofit customers in the clean energy industry. Services include project origination, market strategy, and policy development. Mr. Charalambides is a clean energy professional specializing in project development, strategy, and policy.

The Edge of Water: Trends and Best Practices

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1.0 CE Hour
AIA CES:
Approved for 1.0 HSW/LU Hour
Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
$5
Non-member
$10
Sponsor Member
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

It's time to talk about water. Please join us for a lively presentation and discussion on the current water paradigm, and what we can do in building design and operation to reduce the use of potable water.

YR&G’s Lauren Yarmuth will speak to clever and eye-opening opportunities for effective water management, including best practices and new technologies in the industry. Taking place in the GROHE showroom, the event will also highlight some of the current products on the market, and the intersection of high design, quality experience, and resource efficiency.

SCHEDULE

6:00 - 6:30 PM  Registration and Reception
6:30 - 7:30 PM  Presentation and Discussion

7:30 PM Join us for Happy Hour! Continue the discussion over drinks at Black Door, located at 127 West 26th Street.

2-FOR-1 ADMISSION

Take advantage of our special promotion––bring a friend to this event and he or she will receive free admission. Enter your guest's name during registration.

This event was coordinated by Urban Green Council's Emerging Professionals Committee, a dedicated group of young professionals who work to create a network of leaders in the field of sustainability.

Special thanks to GROHE for hosting this event.

speaker
Lauren Yarmuth, LEED Fellow
Co-Founder and Principal, YR&G

Ms. Yarmuth works with corporations, developers and designers to optimize processes for sustainable outcomes. With over 15 years of experience spearheading the sustainability industry, she is a recognized leader skilled at helping people implement and benefit from ethical, regenerative, and resilient approaches to their work.

From Emerging Professionals to Industry Leaders

Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
$5
Non-member
$10
Sponsor Member
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission
EP Co-Chairs
Former EP Co-Chairs Nicole McGlinn and Jessica Cooper

For just over 10 years, our Emerging Professionals’ Co-Chairs have been organizing networking and educational events, and facilitating career development opportunities for their peers. Today, these EP alumni have gone on to hold leadership positions throughout the green building industry.

Join four former EP Co-Chairs as they discuss their experiences during and after their tenure with the EP committee. Hear how the position affected their career development, continued learning, and sparked community engagement.

SCHEDULE
6:00 – 6:30 PM  Registration and Reception
6:30 – 6:45 PM  EP Welcome
6:45 – 8:00 PM  Program and Q&A

speakers
Audi Banny Nagi
Director of Corporate Sustainability Initiatives, Estée Lauder

Co-Founder of Emerging Green Builders NYC, 2004–2008

Nicole McGlinn
Associate Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, PC

EP Co-Chair 2011–2012

Jessica Rose Cooper
Executive Director of Project Management, Delos Living LLC

EP Co-Chair 2012–2013

Lee Beckman
Business Development Manager, MechoSystems

EP Co-Chair 2013–2014

2015 EP Sustainability Graduate Mixer

Event Prices: 
General Admission: Please RSVP
Free Admission

Join Urban Green Council's Emerging Professionals (EP) along with several New York City graduate programs focused on green building and sustainability. This is a chance to mingle with graduate students in your program and from other programs across the city, and a great opportunity for young professionals considering graduate school to meet current and former students.

The event is free and open to all; drink specials will be provided.

Interested in joining Emerging Professionals? Check out the EP community page to learn more.

Film Screening: Urbanized

Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
$5
Non-member
$10
Sponsor Member
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

“Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it?” Urbanized, a documentary directed by Gary Hustwit, focuses on this central question by exploring the design of global cities from the perspective of world leaders in architecture, planning, politics, and building. With over 75% of the world’s population projected to live in cities by 2050, the film takes a global look at urban design strategies that will shape the future homes of many.

The film features footage from cities such as NYC, Bogota, and Sao Paulo, and interviews with Sir Norman Foster (Foster + Partners), Amanda Burden (NYC Dept. Planning), Rem Koolhass (OMA), Oscar Niemeyer (ONA) and other influential urban players.

SCHEDULE

6:00 – 6:15pm   EP Welcome
6:15 – 7:40pm   Film Viewing
7:40 – 8:00pm   Discussion

Cleantech Startups

Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
$5
Non-member
$10
Sponsor Member
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

How will New York City provide enough power to serve the nation’s largest commercial office market? With growing environmental goals becoming a larger concern, there is growing interest in the cleantech sector.

Join Urban Green Council’s Emerging Professionals at NYC ACRE’s Urban Future Lab, to learn how they're helping grow clean technology and renewable energy startups, providing jobs and reducing environmental impact. Attendees will hear about the community of entrepreneurs focused on clean technology innovation, the process of generating a startup in the environmental field, and the importance of clean tech in green building.

SCHEDULE

6:30 – 7:00 PM  Reception and EP Introduction
7:00 – 8:30 PM  Presentations by individual startup companies
8:30 PM  "Mandatory" Happy Hour

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