Founded in 2002, Green Drinks NYC is the largest environmental networking organization dedicated to unifying the sustainable community in New York. With over 15,000 members, we host monthly events to engage and connect people from a wide range of backgrounds. Lively networking events are held the second Tuesday of each month with 150+ sustainably minded professionals. The events are made simple and many come to meet new friends, schmooze with industry professionals, find employment (or employees!) develop new ideas, discuss issues, solve problems and have moments of serendipity! Join us for the next one!
Green Drinks NYC
Tuesday July 9th, 2013 – 6-9:00pm
OPEN BAR from Prarie Vodka
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On May 18th, discover what makes New York City one of the greenest metropolises in the world. See first-hand what is being done to further develop our sustainability and resiliency for the future.
The one-day event will take guests behind the scenes to see sustainable sites throughout the city. Tours will highlight cutting edge innovations in building energy, water management, waste management, urban agriculture, and more.
Date: Saturday, May 18th 2013
Time: Between 10AM and 3PM
Cost: Varies by Tour
See the full details here: http://greenhomenyc.org/open-house/join-us-for-our-annual-spring-green-buildings-open-house/
On February 20th, MSSM student, Julia Ragragio Ruiz presented a capstone presentation on flood insurance in NYC at the February forum on flood reslience of GreenHome NYC. The presentation was featured along with Albert Wei of Kohn Pedersen Fox and Lance Jay Brown of Lance Jay Brown Architecture + Urban Design and a larger conversation about a flood insurance report prepared for the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability.
For more information about the event, visit the GreenHomeNYC website.
The tours are an opportunity to visit a varied collection of buildings and learn about the energy efficient and sustainable building methods directly from building professionals such as the architect, engineer, developer or owner. You’ll experience firsthand the inner workings and design details, as well as the challenges and accomplishments that were faced by the professionals involved with these commercial and residential buildings. This year’s tour will feature: Passive homes, wind turbines, Intello Membranes, private green roofs, a natural pool, recycled material composition and more!
Date: Saturday, October 13th 2012
Time: Between 10AM and 3PM
Cost: $7 before October 8th; $10 after October 8th
Go to GreenHomeNYC to pick a tour and sign up for it.
Microgrids and Demand Response hold the potential to be two of the most impactful developments in smart grid expansion. Small self-sustaining power networks within the larger grid system can provide a higher level of local reliability than what is provided by the entire power system as a whole and implement an infrastructure that collects load data and more. By gathering more data from different parts of the grid, microgrids allow for more informed distribution of power throughout the entire grid and more efficient use of power at peak load and throughout the day.
WHEN: Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012 09:15 AM – 12:30 PM
WHERE: The Markle Foundation 10 Rockefeller Place, 16th Floor New York, NY 10020
Hosted by: Agrion: Global Network for Energy, Cleantech & Corporate Sustainability
Vatsal Bhatt – Brookhaven National Laboratory, Research Engineer & Energy Policy Analyst
Ray Chudgar – Power Analytics Corporation, VP Smart Grid/Microgrid
Sarah Bronin – University of Connecticut Center for Enegy & Environmental Law, Associate Professor of Law
Luke McAuliffe – World Energy, VP Demand Response
Ami Ben Horin – Constellation Energy, NY Demand Response Sales DIrector
Read more here.