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Toeprint Project’s Residential Sustainability Teach-in is coming to CHELSEA on October 14th!

Want to make your home more environmentally responsible?

Come to a Teach-In on October 14th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at One Jackson Square (122 Greenwich Avenue, NYC) about sustainable strategies you can implement in your home.

Our goal is to have New York City be a model in sustainability as well as making our homes healthier, [...]

Kids Today

This is a follow up post about the Green Team program at the Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women,
It was incredible working with these 11 spirited girls.  Their presentation showing what they learned about ecology and green building  was lively and informative.
Look what they did in just 5 weeks (and this [...]

Off the grid & off the pipe…in San Francisco

This is a post from Green Architecture Notes published by Feldman Architecture out in San Francisco.  It describes an energy-neutral house proposed to be constructed next year.
With all the building trends moving towards sustainability here in New York City, it is still SO MUCH more difficult to do a net-zero house here than in the [...]

Have a stoop sale

A stoop sale gives you a Quadruple Whammy:

You get rid of junk.
You can find a new home for the things you no longer have a use for.
You can schmooze with the neighbors (bonus points if you augment your stoop sale with a bake sale).
Make a few bucks!

 You can increase your audience by teaming up with [...]

Greening the school during summer recess

School’s out for the summer but for 11 girls at the Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women, it’s time to get their Green on!
This spring Ellen worked with 2 of the UA’s excellent teachers Noam Pillischer, a math teacher and Kelly O’Conner, an English teacher, Mara Lewin-Tankel, the UA’s Development Director and Micah [...]

An Energy Conservation Teach-In

Live in Brooklyn?   You are INVITED!
Join us at Sustainable Kensington/Windsor Terrace’s first HOME ENERGY CONSERVATION TEACH-IN!
Come to the Oak and the Iris Café, located at 2826 Fort Hamilton Parkway on the corner of East 4th Street on Wednesday, June 17th from 6:30-8:30PM to learn how you can make your home or apartment building healthier, more energy efficient and [...]

Incentives for green building measures

What incentives can you get for green building measures?  That’s the $64,000 question.  Or maybe it’s a  $1,500 tax credit?
Currently, the federal and state government and many municipalities (including NYC!) offer great incentives to encourage people to perform certain sustainable strategies including weatherization, installation of insulation, energy-efficient appliances, boilers, windows, solar panels and solar domestic [...]

Tour a Green Building at 93 Nevins Street – Part of Brooklyn Designs

Brooklyn Designs starts tomorrow (May 8th)!    Don’t miss it.  Local sustainable  design and construction businesses will be showing their stuff.  
On Saturday, May 9th from 1-4 pm, join us for tours of the newly finished green double brownstone located at 93 Nevins St.  (*please note: the Saturday event for 93 Nevins St. is listed under Sunday’s [...]

How much energy do you really use?

Have you ever wondered how much energy you are really using?
Sure, you can check your electrical bill every month. I always intend to keep track but then I pay the bill and throw it out with the rest of the junk mail.
Besides, what I really want to know is: When was most of [...]

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 [...]

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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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