UPCOMING EVENTS

PROGRAM ON HOW TO DEAL WITH REDUCED AMOUNT OF POWER WHEN INDIAN POINT CLOSES  Sept. 2017

RECENT EVENTS

PROGRAM ON NEW NYS ENERGY CODE- RESIDENTIAL

Co-Hosted by the PACE ENERGY AND CLIMATE CENTER

MARCH 11, 2017

Pace University Law School

78 North Broadway 

White Plains, NY

The New State Energy Code by Peter D. Wolf ,Volume 27, No. 11, November 2016
Environmental Law in NY.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.1 MB

HUDSON VALLEY USGBC BUILDING EXPO

October 13, 2016

New Paltz, NY

 

PROGRAM ON NEW NYS ENERGY CODE- COMMERCIAL 

JUNE 29, 2016 - 9AM-5PM

Pace University Law School

78 North Broadway

White Plains, NY

Co-Sponsored by the Pace Energy and Climate Center

CONQUER THE CODE - Presented by URBAN GREEN (NYC Chapter of USGBC) in concert with USGBC Upstate NY

 


PROGRAM ON THE INTER-RELATIONSHIP OF SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCY

NOVEMBER 28, 2015

Introduction by Mayor Norman Rosenblum

Keynote Address by Congressman Eliot Engel

Presentations by Prof. Hillary Brown, FAIA and Lois Arena, PE

Village of Mamaroneck Courthouse

169 Mt. Pleasant Avenue

Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Keynote speaker Congressman Eliot Engel with six members of the Board of Directors of the Center for Sustainable Development

DESIGNING FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION

MAY 6, 2016 6PM - 8PM

Stanley H. Kellerhouse Municipal Building

1 Van Wyck Street

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

Keynote speaker Rob Astorino, County Executive for Westchester County with Peter D. Wolf, CEO of C4SD 


LESSONS FROM DEVELOPING WORLD'S TALLEST PASSIVE HOUSE BUILDING

APRIL 5, 2016  6PM - 8PM

Westchester Magazine Headquarters

Rye, NY

Program Presented by Lois Arena, PE - Steven WInter Associates, Inc.

VISIT OUR TABLE AT AIA WESTCHESTER + HUDSON VALLEY

MARCH 14TH 4PM - 8PM

Westchester Marriott 

670 White Plains Road

Tarrytown, NY 10591 

EVENINGS WITH KAY KUNZEL

SUMMER 2015


Amy Paulin

New York State Assembly Woman, Chair of Energy Committee New York State Assembly

 

Doug Hertz, President of Sunrise Solar Solutions is the premier installer of residential solar systems in Westchester.


Rick Alfandre AIA LEEP AP BD +C, founder and CEO of Alfandre Architecture and Eco-Builders which designed and built energy efficient site and climate responsive buildings.


Christina Griffin AIA LEED AP CPHC, co-founder & President of Center for Sustainable Development, Principal of Christina Griffin Architect, an award winning firm specializing in sustainable design.


Peter Wolf JD LLM  (Environmental Law) co-founder & CEO of Center for Sustainable Development, corporate/real estate/environmental attorney.




Haus/House German Engineering Meets American Ingenuity

Passive House Architects from Germany and New York describe how buildings can be designed to meet the high performance Passive House standard and reduce energy costs by 80-90%.

 

Haus / House: German Engineering meets American Ingenuity

Passive House Architects from Germany and New York describe how buildings can be designed to meet the high performance Passive House standard and reduce energy costs by 80-90%.On March 8, 2014, the Center for Sustainable Development, together with USGBC Urban Green Council and AIA Westchester Hudson Valley, co-sponsored an event entitled "Haus/House" : German Engineering meets American Ingenuity,” featuring presentations and lively discussion from two renowned Passive House architects. The program took place at the Riverfront Branch of the Yonkers Library.

German architect Kay Kunzel, a lecturer and accomplished designer of Passive House communities in Germany, and American architect, Ken Levenson, founding board member of the National Passive House Alliance and of New York Passive House, described their experiences and perspectives on this emerging standard for conserving energy in their respective geographies. Kay Künzel is the conceptual and formative head of the architecture office "raum für architektur” (space for architecture) in Wachtberg near Bonn. He is dedicated to green and energy efficient architecture. During his university studies he planned the highly respected project St.Gereons – Estate, the first Passive House settlement in the Rhineland; a completely sustainable and ecological project fully provisioned by renewable energy. Ken Levenson is a Certified Passive House Designer, and founding board member of the National Passive House Alliance and of New York Passive House. Ken regularly lectures on building science and the Passive House standard.Prior to the event, I met both speakers at the NESEA (Northeast Sustainability and Energy Association) Conference held in Boston last February. As a fellow Certified Passive House Consultant, I asked them to demonstrate how the Passive House standard can be achievable and affordable in Westchester County, rather than to simply dazzle the audience with outstanding Passive House projects,After listening to the speakers on March 8th, a fellow architect made the comment “I arrived a skeptic, and left a believer.” Another attendee of the event, Pam Washington of Washington Restoration, said she was registering for the Passive House courses, announced by Ken Levenson, held this May at the AEA (Association of Energy Affordability) in the Bronx, funded by NYSERDA. We had approximately 59 attendees, many of whom expressed enthusiasm for learning about the Passive House standard. .The theme of Passive House was chosen for the Center for Sustainable Development’s inaugural event due to the importance of energy conservation in raising the level of sustainability in buildings. The program was an opportunity for architects, building professionals, and the general public, to become familiar with the Center for Sustainable Development, a nonprofit corporation providing a forum for the exchange of innovative ideas for green building technologies. The CSD is planning future events throughout Westchester County, bringing together people with a common interest in sustainability. Christina Griffin AIA LEED AP BD+C CPHC Co-founder and President of the Center for Sustainable Development



Building Blocks for an Energy Efficient Home

Come to "Building Blocks for an Energy Efficient Home" at the Home Show on March 15th at the Westchester County Home Show, Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY. The event, sponsored by County Executive Robert P. Astorino and the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (NYLCVEF) will feature two panel presentations on home energy efficiency at 1pm and 2:30pm. Both the event and the Home Show can be entered free with a VIP ticket obtained by registering at the link on the nylcvef.org home page.

Judy Martin is the founder & owner of Green Home Consulting  LLC, which focuses on green home building and remodeling.

Michael Murphy of Murphy Brothers Contracting, builds  energy-efficient, environmentally responsible homes.

Christina Griffin, award winning architect who specializes in the development of sustainable and eco-friendly design.

Chris Puleo, energy specialist at Envirocare Air Quality Restoration offers efficient air quality solutions for a healthy home.

Doug Hertz, President of Sunrise Solar Solutions is the premier installer of residential solar systems in Westchester.

Tom Bregman, Director of Energize New York, and Vice President at the Energy Improvement Corporation.


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