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NYC High Performance Buildings (4 of 4) Event Wrap-up

December 31, 2005

Fourth in a series of four panels that looked at New York City's high performance buildings.

The December 6, 2005 panel brought together key environmental, architectural, public and economic development policy makers, the "practical visionaries" who are transforming the City's built environment.

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Looking Forward And Looking Back
20 May

Sponsors: NYC Climate Action Alliance + NYC Bar Association's Committee on Environmental Law

Program Agenda:
10 am - Welcome & Introductory Remarks
10:15 am - Keynote: John Mandyck, CEO of the Urban Green Council
10:40 am - Keynote: New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides - Chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection
11:05 am - Keynote: Mark Chambers, Director of the New York City Mayor's Office of Sustainability
11:30 Panel 1: Building Consensus on Building Emissions: Bringing the Right Voices to the Table
--Networking Lunch--
1:15 pm - Panel 2: How the Market Can Support Needed Building Retrofits
2:30 pm - Facilitated Conversation with Tim Mealey of the Meridian Institute to further explore how to catalyze needed building retrofits without threatening housing affordability.

Keynote Addresses: John Mandyck, Executive Director- Urban Green Council; Costa Constantinides, NYC Council/Chair Environmental Protection Committee; + Mark Chambers, Director- NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability

Date: Monday, May 20, 10 am - 4 pm

Location: NYC Bar Assocation, 20 West 44 Street

RSVP: For Attorneys. For Non-Attorneys


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Closer Look: Demolition
6 June

In January 2019, a demolition permit was filed for the 52-story, 1.5-million-square-foot Union Carbide Building. According to PlaNYC, the city generates roughly seven million tons of construction and demolition debris a year, nearly twice the municipal solid waste output of London. New York City is also home to 23 (soon to be 24) of the world’s tallest intentionally demolished buildings.

The time is now to take a closer look at demolition effects as well as alternative pathways for preservation and sustainability.

Sponsor: Municipal Art Society (MAS)

Date: June 6, 6:30 - 8 PM

Location: MAS Office 488 Madison Avenue, 19 Floor

Moderator: Elizabeth Goldstein, President - MAS

Discussants: Allison Arlotta, Research Specialist - Robert A.M. Stern Architects; Ana Baptista, Chair, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Program + Assistant Professor of Professional Practice - The New School: + Kate Kitchener, Chief of Staff - Bureau of Recycling + Sustainability, NYC Department of Sanitation

RSVP: MAS


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Taking Action
27 October

Young people around the world are demanding that society confront the climate crisis with a new level of urgency—the urgency required for them to have a future without dread. They are demanding intergenerational justice + giving us all an opportunity to rethink and recommit.

This new youth movement inspires our exhibit featuring hands-on learning about solutions for the climate crisis; a space to understand barriers to their implementation; + a concrete invitation to meaningful civic engagement and collective action.

Sponsor: The Climate Museum

Date: June 1 - October 27, 2019 Taking Action will be staffed primarily by high school students, open 11am-9pm on Fridays + Saturdays, 11am-5pm on Thursdays + Sundays prior to the end of the public school year, with extended hours during the summer months.

Location: Governors Island



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