Emerging Professionals

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

Defining Sustainable Design

Event Prices: 
Members
Free Admission
Non-member
$5

Is paper really better than plastic? How is your fridge contributing to global food waste? Do biodiesels make sense for a green economy and what is the point of recycling anyway? Using systems and life cycle thinking, TED Speaker Leyla Acaroglu dives into the fascinating world of opportunities that is sustainable design and innovation.  

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 - 7:00 PM  Reception & EP Introduction
7:00 - 8:00 PM  Presentation
8:00 PM  "Mandatory" Networking at Mustang Harry's (7th Avenue, between 29th & 30th Streets)

speaker
Leyla Acaroglu
Founder, Disrupt Design

TED speaker, award winning designer, and sustainability provocateur Leyla Acaroglu explores counterintuitive ideas about what sustainability is and how we can use it to bring about innovative design solutions.

Emerging Professionals at the Urban Green Gala

Event Prices: 
Emerging Professional Member
$50

Online registration is now closed.  If you would like to purchase a ticket to tonight's event please contact Anne Sjolander at as@urbangreencouncil.org or by phone at 212-514-9385 x124.


Student and Emerging Professional members of Urban Green Council: Don’t miss the 2014 Urban Green Gala! For a discounted rate, join us at Tribeca Rooftop Three-Sixty for New York City’s premier green building celebration.

Discounted tickets provide entry to the best part of the night – the night's presentation with seated dessert and open bar from 8 – 11pm.  Hors d'oeuvres and dinner from 6 – 8pm are not included..

Please note, you must be an Urban Green Council Emerging Professional or Student member to receive this discounted rate.  If you are not currently a member, you can join on our membership page.

For more information please visit the Urban Green Gala 2014 page.

DETAILS

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
8 to 11 pm​
Seated Dessert and Program
Business attire

Questions? Please email us or call Anne Sjolander at 212.514.9385x124.

EP Holiday Party

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


Photo credit: Inhabitat Blog, Flickr (cc)

Online registration is now closed. Walk-ins welcome!!

 

The Emerging Professionals of Urban Green Council invite you to our 2014 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 EP Co-Chair Lee Beckman.

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

EP November Forum: WELL Building Standard®

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1.0
AIA CES:
Approved for 1.0
Event Prices: 
Members
Free Admission
Non-member
$5

Read the event summary on our blog, Points of View.


Wellness is emerging as an important new trend in building design and operations—one that builds on sustainability initiatives to focus on how the built environment can support the health and wellbeing of tenants.

Join the Emerging Professionals for a forum on the WELL Building Standard®, a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and wellbeing, including air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind.

Interested in joining Urban Green's Emerging Professionals? Check out the community page to find out more.


Special thanks to Knoll for hosting this event.

speaker
Jessica Cooper
Project Manager & Sustainability Director, Delos Living LLC

At Delos, Ms. Cooper seeks to improve health and wellness in our living and work spaces while minimizing impact on the natural environment. She graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelors of Science in Design and Environmental Analysis, and serves as an active committee member of the Living Building Challenge NYC + NJ Collaborative, the IIDA New York Chapter Sustainability Forum, and Urban Green Council’s Membership Committee.

EP October Forum: Chain of Transparency

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1.0
AIA CES:
Approved for 1.0
Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
Free Admission
Non-member
$5

Read the event summary on our blog, Points of View.

Immediately following our 8th Annual Career Fair, we'll be holding a panel discussion on material transparency across the supply chain, from raw materials, through design, to the finished product. Our expert speakers will also touch on anticipated trends and how Emerging Professionals can drive material transparency in their own careers. 

Special thanks to the Interior Design and Sustainable Interior Environments Graduate Programs at FIT/SUNY for their partnership on this event.

Date and Time:

Contact

Questions about the event? Please contact emergingprofessionals@urbangreencouncil.org.


Special thanks to Fashion Institute of Technology for hosting this event. FIT students and alumni receive complimentary admission by showing their Student ID.

speakers
Rachel Berman, LEED® AP O+M
Sustainability Project Manager, MechoSystems

Ms. Berman leads MechoSystems' environmental initiatives by increasing third-party product certifications and streamlining internal operations. Prior to this, she worked as a sustainability consultant and earned a Masters Degree from the New School in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management.

Christy Everett
Founder, respondé

Ms. Everett developed her knowledge of quality materials, fine craftsmanship and conservation during her study of architectural preservation. She served seven years in the furniture industry, including her role as corporate account manager at TUUCI, before pursuing her passion for quality furniture and sustainability by founding respondé.

Susan Kaplan
Director of Specifications and Sustainability, HLW International

In her role as specifier, Susan Kaplan continually evaluates product quality and green claims. She is responsible for maintaining rigorous specification standards for both the architectural and engineering components at HLW. Susan also serves as a Director and Environmental Chairperson for the New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI).

Brooks Perlin
Chief Financial Officer and head of Architectural Sales , Eco Supply Center

Eco Supply Center distributes environmentally friendly materials ideally suited for high performing or passive home building standards. Prior to joining Eco Supply, Mr. Brooks was a partner at Keel Capital, investing in alternative energy companies and sustainable business models.

moderator
Watson Millison
Client Development Associate, Schneider Electric

Mr. Millison has 4 years of experience working in third-party certification, including the certification of environmentally-preferable products and services at Green Seal. He is a part-time graduate student at Columbia University's Sustainability Management program and an active member of the Emerging Professionals (EP) Programs Committee.

EP Building Tour: Dagher Engineering

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1.0
AIA CES:
Approved for 1.0
Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
Free Admission
Non-member
$5

Read the event summary on our blog, Points of View.

As part of its commitment to environmental responsibility, Dagher Engineering designed its 10,000-square-foot office space to achieve LEED™ Gold certification—the first engineering firm in New York City to do so. Join Urban Green's Emerging Professionals on a tour of the Dagher Engineering office and explore highlights including:

  • Radiant cooling panels
  • Variable air volume discharge rate
  • Demand-controlled ventilation rates
  • UV lights
  • Water conservation techniques

Networking will continue after the tour at Dubliners, located at 45 Stone Street.

Interested in joining Urban Green's Emerging Professionals? Check out the EP community page to find out more.

 


Special thanks to Dagher Engineering for hosting this event.

8th Annual Career Fair

Event Prices: 
Career Fair
$5

Registration is closed, but walk-ins are more than welcome!

The Urban Green Council Emerging Professionals (EP) present our 8th Annual Career Fair, in partnership with the Sustainable Interior Environments Graduate Program and the Interior Design Program at FIT/SUNY.

This event is perfect for those seeking a job, internship, career transition, or advice on a resume or portfolio, and provides a unique opportunity for attendees to connect and market their skills to some of New York City's green leaders in architecture, engineering, real estate, and interior design.  And as a new addition for this year, startups in the cleantech industry will be participating. These participants in the fair have been organized by the NECEC Institute

Following the Career Fair, please join us for our EP October Forum: Chain of Transparency.  Our expert panelists will discuss material transparency across the supply chain and how Emerging Professionals can drive material transparency in their own careers.

Resume and Portfolio Reviews:

Industry professionals and members of FIT's Interior Design Advisory Board 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!

Date and Time:

Confirmed Participants:

475 High Performance Building Supply
Callida Energy*

ClearGrid Innovations*
Darius Toraby Architects P.C.
Delos Living, LLC
Enerknol*
Green Mountain Energy
FXFowle Architects
Jaros, Baum & Bolles
NECEC / Cleantech Open Northeast *

NYC ACRE*
Rebuilding Together NYC
Skidmore, Owings &
ᅠMerrill LLP
Willdan Energy Solutions
YR&G
More to come...

*Cleantech startups part of the NECEC network.

Hiring?

The Career Fair is a great opportunity for firms seeking fresh, new talent.ᅠPlease visit our Table Registration Page for pricing, event details, and to reserve a table.

Contact

Questions about the event? Please contact emergingprofessionals@urbangreencouncil.org.


Special thanks to Fashion Institute of Technology for hosting this event. FIT students and alumni receive complimentary admission with presentation of their Student ID.

EP Screening: Tiny - A Story About Living Small

Continuing Education Credits

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

Read the event summary on our blog, Points of View.

In the film TINY: A Story About Living Small, Merete Mueller and Christopher Smith explore the growing trend towards living small by building their own 133-square-foot home and profiling individuals who have downsized to spaces smaller than the average parking spot.

Join the Emerging Professionals for a screening of the movie, followed by a lively discussion about the financial, environmental, and personal benefits of downsizing and its application to NYC.

FILM SUMMARY

“What is home? And how do we find it? TINY follows one couple's attempt to build a Tiny House from scratch with no building experience, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into houses smaller than the average parking space. Through homes stripped down to their essentials, the film raises questions about sustainability, good design, and the changing American Dream.”

 

SCHEDULE
6:00 - 6:30pm  Registration and Networking
6:30 - 8:00pm  Screening and Discussion

Interested in joining Urban Green's Emerging Professionals? Check out the community page to find out more.

 


Special thanks to Langan for hosting this event.

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