Urban Green Council promotes awareness and adoption of green building practices through and in the greater New York area. Supported by in-house experts and a dedicated network of volunteers, our efforts are transforming the nation’s largest and most active city chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. Urban Green Council operates, in large part, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.
ARCADIS is the leading global natural and built asset design & consultancy firm working in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. ARCADIS differentiates through its talented and passionate team of 28,000 and its unique combination of capabilities covering the whole asset life cycle, its deep market sector insights and its ability to integrate health & safety and sustainability into the design and delivery of solutions across the globe. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.
As a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, Carrier Corporation believes market leadership demands environmental leadership. In fact, environmental stewardship is one of their company's core values. Focused on reducing the impact of manufacturing operations across the globe, Carrier has set the industry standard for environmentally sound business practices and a commitment to sustainability across our products, services, operations and culture.
Related Companies, heralded as one of the most prolific and visionary developers in the country, was formed more than 35 years ago. Today, Related is considered the most prominent privately owned real estate development firm in the United States, headquartered in New York City with divisions in development, acquisitions, property management, marketing and sales. In 2004, Related completed the development of New York City’s newest landmark, Time Warner Center. Related has affiliated companies and developments in Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago and boasts a team of more than 2,000 professionals.
SL Green Realty Corp.is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT), that predominantly acquires, repositions and manages Manhattan office properties. The Company owns more than 30 New York City office properties totaling over 22 million square feet, making it New York’s largest office landlord. SL Green also holds investment interests, in retail properties, development property and land interests, along with ownership of over 30 suburban assets totaling more than 7.5 million square feet in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester, Connecticut and New Jersey.
Vornado Realty Trust is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT). Vornado is one of the largest owners and managers of real estate in the United States with a portfolio over 100 million square feet in its major platforms, primarily located in the New York and Washington, DC metro areas. The company’s four major platforms include: New York City Office; Washington, DC Office; Retail Properties and Merchandise Mart.
Con Edison is one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, and operates one of the world's largest and most complex — yet most reliable — energy delivery systems. Con Edison’s Green Team helps customers reduce energy use, lower operating costs, and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions through demand-side management programs. Con Edison’s sustainability strategy combines its award-winning environmental stewardship, commitment to safety, dedication to the communities it serves, and smart long-term investments to maintain the reliable service its customers expect.
Cosentini Associates was established in 1952 to provide consulting services in mechanical and electrical engineering. Employing over 75 LEED Accredited Professionals, our portfolio includes over 50 LEED certified projects with over 70 projects in the process of LEED certification. Cosentini is proud of its many years of work in engineering energy efficient, environmentally conscious designs and of its portfolio of "firsts" in these areas.
In its 100 years of practice, JB&B has successfully completed more than 14,000 design projects in more than 30 countries for corporate owners, institutions and real estate developers, as well as city, state and federal agencies. Our extensive expertise and reputation for quality and innovative engineering solutions are elements that we bring to each project. The firm employs cutting-edge engineering technologies that facilitate high-performance building designs for ever-improving engineering solutions.
Founded in 1946 with an initial focus on structural engineering, Arup first came to the world’s attention with the structural design of the Sydney Opera House, followed by its work on the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Arup has since grown into a truly multidisciplinary organization. Most recently, its work for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing has reaffirmed its reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs that reinvent the built environment.
Atelier Ten is a collaborative, interdisciplinary and innovative firm of environmental design consultants and lighting designers focused on delivering sustainability to the planned and built environment. By recognizing and analyzing opportunities for improving energy efficiency, water conservation, material resources, and carbon emissions reductions, we provide integrated, full-service consulting on environmental design, building systems performance analysis, lighting and daylighting design, benchmarking, sustainable masterplanning, and inter-related services.
COOKFOX Architects (formerly Cook + Fox), founded in 2003 by Rick Cook and Bob Fox, is devoted to designing beautiful, environmentally responsible, high-performance buildings. COOKFOX is the first architectural firm to have designed three LEED Platinum projects in New York City: the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, the world's first LEED Platinum commercial skyscraper; a full-floor tenancy in the Empire State Building for Skanska Construction; and its own office in the Ladies' Mile Historic District, the first LEED Platinum project in New York State.
Terrapin Bright Green is an environmental consulting firm and think tank for the built environment that focuses on advancing sustainable design through green development, policy, and research. Terrapin utilizes whole-systems thinking to develop integrated design strategies, challenging design and ownership teams to create restorative, regenerative environments. The firm believes in finding solutions that enhance clients' financial, environmental and social goals, as well as reconnect people with nature and mimic natural systems as this focus offers boundless opportunities to improve the quality of life for all.
Dagher Engineering is a full-service engineering firm specializing in mechanical, electrical, plumbing/fire-protection, and sustainable design consulting. The firm’s portfolio includes a wide-range of project types, including Commercial/Office, Hospitality, Residential, and Retail. Dagher Engineering works collaboratively with clients and architects to design buildings which are innovative, flexible, and sustainable.
HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. HOK uses design to enrich people’s lives and help organizations succeed. With 1,800 people collaborating across a network of 24 offices on three continents, HOK’s mission is to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions for our clients through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art. Their design solutions result from a collaborative process that encourages multidisciplinary professional teams to research alternatives, share knowledge and imagine new ways to solve the challenges of the built environment.
HR&A Advisors, Inc. is an industry-leading real estate, economic development and energy efficiency consulting firm. HR&A creates analytic frameworks for real estate actors and local governments to make informed decisions about investing in energy improvements. We work with public agencies in creating programs that effectively deliver energy efficiency solutions to building owners. We also design marketing and behavioral interventions that reduce energy use and cost for owners, operators and tenants.
JLL is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients who seek increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. The firm commits to minimizing the environmental impact of real estate, as well as enhancing the economic and social benefits of real estate development, investment and occupation.
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is an international practice headquartered in New York, with offices in London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Abu Dhabi. With a staff of more than 500 people representing 43 countries and speaking 30 languages, the firm provides architectural design, programming, urban design, master planning and graphic design services for clients in both the public and private sectors.
Founded in 1977, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects has been a leader in environmentally sustainable design for over a decade. Our vision of sustainability extends beyond the technical concerns of reducing a building’s energy consumption. To be truly sustainable, a design must address the economic and cultural factors that make a project successful long into the future.
Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP, is a 300-person firm of architects, interior designers, and supporting staff. Over its forty-five-year history, the firm has established an international reputation as a leading design firm with wide experience in residential, commercial, and institutional work. As the firm’s practice has diversified, its geographical scope has widened to include projects in Europe, Asia, South America, and throughout the United States. The firm maintains an attention to detail and commitment to design quality which has earned international recognition, numerous awards and citations for design excellence, including National Honor Awards of the American Institute of Architects, and a lengthening list of repeat clients.
A leading global architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban-planning firm, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) has a 75-year history of design excellence and innovation, including the design of some of the most renowned architectural accomplishments of the 20th and 21st centuries. SOM was twice honored as the AIA Firm of the Year and has won over 1,600 awards.
Tishman Construction is a privately-held firm headquartered in New York City with operating subsidiaries located across the United States. They provide construction and construction-related services for projects of varying scope, budget, schedule and complexity, and experience includes projects from various sectors, including arts and culture, commercial, convention centers, education, gaming, government, healthcare, hospitality, residential, retail, sports and leisure, technology and transportation.
Tishman Speyer is one of the leading owners, developers, operators, and managers of first-class real estate in the world, having managed a portfolio of assets since its inception of over 116 million square feet and more than 92,000 residential units in major metropolitan areas across the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia.