Category Archives: Events

CSI and Pratt CMFM Workshops!

Check out the upcoming workshops from Pratt CMFM and CSI! 

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LEAP Sustainability Crash Course!

Join LEAP for a Sustainability Crash Course on March 29, 1:15pm – 2:45pm at the Engineer Building!

Be sure to register HERE

Passive House Panel:

The Passive House concept represents today's highest energy standard with the promise of slashing the heating energy consumption of buildings by an amazing 90%. Widespread application of the Passive House design would have a dramatic impact on energy conservation. The Passive House panel will discuss applied concepts of the passive house design throughout the speakers' career. We will have two insights of the entrepreneurship path of the building performance industry from the architect, founder of 475 High Performance Building Supply and President of the NY Passive House, Ken Levenson; and the civil-environmental engineer and certified passive house designer Marty Rowland.


Ken Levenson:

Ken is president of NY Passive House, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the Passive House standard, and a founding volunteer of the American Passive House Network. Ken regularly lectures on the Passive House standard and building science. Ken is also the COO at 475 High Performance Building Supply, a company dedicated to providing those products that help transform green building into high-performance building across the US.


Marty Rowland:

Marty Rowland is a certified passive house designer, currently working with the NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation, and as an adjunct professor of environmental science at Pace University.  He is also a licensed professional civil and environmental engineer who worked in the aerospace industry for 28 years.  Dr. Rowland is an expert in collective use of common natural resources, having researched water management in Tampa and Baton Rouge.  The point of view he will be expressing today concerns how the passive house movement necessarily needs to become the rule rather than the exception in the American construction industry; he has ideas on how that could happen.

Innovative Finance Conference!

Financing an Equitable & Resilient Future
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
New York City Bar Association
42 W. 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
8:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

This conference will explore innovative mechanisms for financing the social, economic and infrastructure needs of New York and other cities to successfully address climate change. The conference will feature panel discussions of innovative financing instruments for housing and other community investments to meet the needs of low-income communities and communities of color in order to realize a more equitable and more resilient New York.