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Neighborhood Energy Forum – Saturday March 20th

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 OneNYSERDA, 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.

Click here to register to attend the event. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Sustainable Flatbush directly.

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


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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.

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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.

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