Reduce your environmental footprint one strategy at a time.

Water Conservation

Guess how much a gallon of tap water costs in NYC.
If you guessed $.0055 you are right. That’s just about 1/2 cent per gallon. Makes you wonder why you spend $1.29 for a plastic bottle containing less than a quart of inferior water doesn’t it.
The low cost of good clean water is why [...]

Three Ways To Save Resources: Tracking, Tracking, Tracking

Let’s get started.
You can’t lose weight without a scale, you don’t know if you’re speeding without a speedometer, how in the world are you supposed to reduce your energy consumption without some tracking devices. We’ll highlight some more sophisticated tracking methods in future weeks but for now let’s get some baseline information.
Download this tracking sheet [...]


Established in 1999, Ellen Honigstock Architect PC is a full-service architecture and energy auditing firm based in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

Our solutions are environmentally conscious and the criteria we use are based on national standards developed to bring long-term saving, efficiency and well-being to our clients. Over 35 years combined experience building in New York City gives us an edge in meeting tough schedules and navigating the city's complicated requirements.

About Ellen:

As the Residential Green Building Advocate for the Urban Green Council since 2007, Ellen has been promoting sustainability in the residential marketplace in NYC.

In the position of Chair of the Homes Subcommittee the NYC Greening the Codes Task Force, Ellen has been heavily involved in recommending new green policy in NYC as related to updating building codes, rules and regulations.

Ellen teaches Building Science, Building Envelope, Water Conservation, Indoor Air Quality, Quantifying Energy and Green Building Plans at the 1,000 Green Supers program for The SEIU Local 32 BJ Thomas Shortman Training Fund.

Registered Architect, NY, NJ, CT
LEED Accredited Professional
BPI Certifications:
Building Analyst
Energy Efficient Building Operator
Multi-Family Building Analyst

Ellen Honigstock, LEED AP
Ellen Honigstock Architect PC
45 Main Street #806
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(212) 228-1585


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