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WEEKLY NEWS

5 October 2017
 
 
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FINDING THE RIGHT RETROFIT POLICY

On September 14, the City of New York released a proposal to limit fossil fuel consumption in buildings over 25,000 square feet.

Urban Green very much shares the end goal of fostering sustainable buildings in a healthy, thriving city. However, we think an alternative approach would be more effective. We will be engaging stakeholders as discussions move into the legislative process. We invite you to read our blog to better understand our perspective and what we recommend. 

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A MILEMARKER ON THE WAY TO 80x50

10/17

6:00pm - 8:00pm
32BJ

Are we on track to achieve 80x50? To find out, join Urban Green as we demystify trends in energy, water and emissions from NYC’s largest buildings.

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THE NEW YORKIFICATION OF SOLAR

10/18

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fisher & Paykel

This panel will explore innovations in solar that are making the technology more adaptable to the New York City environment and beyond.

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Closed Loop Drywall Recycling

10/24

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Lendlease

In part two of our Managing Construction Waste series, industry experts will highlight the benefits of closed loop drywall recycling.

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Urban Green 2017 Gala

11/1

6:00pm - 11:00pm
The Lighthouse

Join us in celebrating 15 years of Urban Green! This year's event will honor the work of Chris Ward of AECOM over hors d'oeuvres, gourmet food and an open bar.

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ENERGY CODE COMPLIANCE HORROR STORIES

The New York State Energy Code can be frightening, and these haunting stories share why.

To avoid being spooked during the construction process this Halloween, register for an upcoming Conquer the Code course in your area.

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THE IT'S ELECTRIFYING SERIES

Our 2017 conference is over, but the conversation about the electrification of NYC's buildings has just begun! Join us for a new series, inspired by the groundbreaking discussions that happened at It's Electrifying.

The two-part series will explore what's next for heating (10/7) and hot water systems (2/6) in NYC as we strive to reach 80x50.

Attended our conference? Take this quick survey to let us know how we did!

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COMMUNITY

 

Sustainable Career Tracks: Action Groups

This month, Green Home NYC's Green Careers series will focus on Environmental Action Groups. Join speakers from various environmental action organizations as they share how they ended up in their respective roles and what makes their employers unique.

October 10 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | NYC

Building Energy NYC

Hosted by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, the BuildingEnergy NYC Conference + Trade Show is ideal for professionals and practitioners working on energy efficiency initiatives, high performance buildings and renewables. Not to be missed are three thought-provoking sessions featuring Urban Green's Ellen Honigstock, Laurie Kerr and Sean Brennan.

October 12 | 8:00am - 6:00pm | NYC

AIA QUAD Conference

The 2017 AIA QUAD (Quality Unites Architectural Design) Conference is a three-day event encompassing an expo, continuing education seminars, networking events and the QUAD State Design Awards Presentation. It is jointly hosted by AIA Connecticut, AIA New Jersey, AIA New York State and AIA Pennsylvania.

November 9-11 | Albany, NY

 
 

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