Posted on | March 4, 2010 | No Comments
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 a very high priority!
Sustainable Flatbush (a local organization I have great admiration for) is holding their first annual Neighborhood Energy Forum. The Forum will bring together a variety of people in the chain of making energy efficiency and alternative energy happen here and now. If you have the desire to start an energy efficiency project in your building–whether big or small–come learn about how you can do it! Find out how to get funding from all kinds of programs, and meet the contractors, architects and engineers who can help you take the first steps.
There will be vendor tables, panel discussions (I’ll be moderating the panel about 1-4 family homes) and you can speak with representatives from Sustainable Flatbush, National Grid, Solar One, NYSERDA, and many other energy experts. Our elected officials will be on hand as well to let you know what they are doing to meet our energy efficiency goals.
If you are involved in the construction or energy efficiency industry and are interested in sponsoring the event, SF is offering a range of sponsorship opportunities that can help your business or organization reach its core audience and increase its visibility. (We are sponsoring the event - Come visit Tom and me at our vendor table!)
We look forward to seeing you there!
WHEN: Saturday, March 20th 9:30am – 2pm
WHERE: Brooklyn College Student Center, Campus Road and E. 27th Street, 5th floor