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3R Living is Back in Business!

I was sad when my favorite eco-friendly store 3R Living closed in Park Slope due to the recent economic downturn (downturn? it feels more like a relentless chokehold…but I digress).
The Owners, husband and wife team Samantha Delman-Caserta and Mark Caserta and Samantha’s sister Tracy Ferdinand set up a lovely little shop in Montclair, NJ.
I guess [...]

Recycled Envelopes

I received this lovely letter today made from an envelope recycled from a magazine page.
It was sent from a parent-friend I met at the Parents for Climate Protection event last Sunday.
We did an experiment to see if it would actually get delivered and it didn’t seem to have any problems along the way.  The letter [...]

Neighborhood Energy Forum – Saturday March 20th

Energy Efficiency and Affordability Where We Live!
All I can talk about lately is that 95% (or so) of buildings that will be standing in NYC in 2030 are already built!
That and the fact that 86% of NYC’s energy use comes from those buildings.
What this tells me that reducing energy consumption in our existing buildings needs to be [...]

March 7th – Come to Parents for Climate Protection Event in Park Slope

Join Parents for Climate Protection and Beth Elohim Environmental Committee for our 4th Annual Family Gathering (free and open to the public) in support of climate protection. We have planned exciting activities for children, teens and grown-ups.
For young children: Tiffany Threadgould of RePlayGround will show kids how to turn scrap materials into fun and [...]

If you prefer your invitation to the Chelsea event in comic format…

Check out the latest version of Green Queen!  Click here for a .pdf format.
Details are:
October 14th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
One Jackson Square 122 Greenwich Avenue, NYC
$10 at the door to cover costs.
Thanks to our sponsor, Susan Singer, SVP, The Corcoran Group, NYC’s first Eco-Broker.

Green Queen – Chapter 10

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 [...]

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 [...]


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
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