Reduce your environmental footprint one strategy at a time.

Neighborhood Residential Sustainability Teach-In


Residential sustainability seminars are a great way to bring a community together. Residents can get to know one another better get information from providers and neighbors who have already implemented similar strategies.

Topics include:

Energy Conservation: How much energy do homes use and what are options for renewable energy?
Weatherization: Improve the health, safety and energy efficiency of your home.
Solar Thermal (Hot Water): Make your own heat and hot water.
Solar  PV (Photovoltaic): Make your own electrical energy.
Green Roof: Build a meadow on your home.

We will discuss costs and benefits of each of these strategies including pricing, incentives, tax credits, rebates and return-on-investment as well as feasibility for different types of homes.  We will also request providers of these strategies be present to discuss their work answer questions.

You provide the location (coffee shops or local restaurants work great!) and we’ll bring the speakers.  Approx. 2 hours.  No fee.


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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