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7 Bryant Park Tour

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1.5 LEED Specific CE Hours
AIA CES:
Approved for 1.5 HSW/LU Hours
Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
$10
Non-member
$15
Sponsor Member
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

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Join us for an exclusive tour of 7 Bryant Park, a 28-story office tower aiming for LEED Gold Certification designed by architecture firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Its many sustainable features include cogeneration, heat recovery, and stormwater reclamation systems, and a high-performing façade. The developer, Hines, is a world leader in sustainable real estate strategies and will offer insights into the competitive Manhattan commercial market as well as the decision to pursue LEED Certification.


Rendering of 7 Bryant Park

speaker
Tommy Craig
Senior Managing Director, Hines

Mr. Craig has led Hines’ New York Regional Office since 1996; among his portfolio of projects are the developments of 7 Bryant Park and the Museum of Modern Art West site at 53 West 53rd Street. Tommy is also an adjunct professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School.

Aim High, Reach Higher: Lehman College's Platinum Science Hall

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1.5 LEED Specific CE Hours
AIA CES:
Approved for 1.5 HSW/LU Hours
Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
$10
Non-member
$15
Sponsor Member
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

Read the event summary on our blog, Points of View.

Lehman College’s Science Hall, designed by Perkins+Will, is the first City University of New York (CUNY) building to achieve LEED™ Platinum Certification. Join us for a discussion with leaders of the project to learn how they went beyond the level of LEED Certified to achieve LEED Platinum at no additional cost, despite energy-intensive laboratory equipment and ventilation requirements.

Home to the biological science and chemistry departments, the 69,000 square-foot, four-story building includes a multi-story atrium, linking laboratories, seminar rooms, and offices; additionally, the rooftop features a greenhouse equipped for conducting research and holding lectures.

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moderator
Susan Aiello, CID, LEED AP CI
President, Interior Design Solutions

Ms. Aiello combines interior design excellence with social purpose and ecological responsibility. She promotes sustainable design by lecturing at national and local venues, writing a blog, and contributing to academic publications.

speakers
Julio Colon, RA LEED AP BD+C
Senior Project Architect, Perkins+Will

Mr. Colon has sixteen years of experience in the U.S. and abroad, includes schools, hospitals, museums, offices, retail spaces, and industrial projects.

Breeze Glazer, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Associate, Sustainable Design Leader, Perkins+Will

Mr. Glazer is a designer passionate about redefining the role and impacts of the built environment on human and ecological health. He applies his expertise to projects across the corporate, academic, and medical sectors.

Rene Rotolo
Assistant Vice President, Campus Planning and Facilities , Lehman College

Ms. Rotolo spearheads sustainability initiatives at Lehman College, including the development and implementation of an ambitious 10 Year Sustainability Plan that includes reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30% by 2017.

Architecture of Healing: The 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1.0 LEED Specific CE Hour
AIA CES:
Approved for 1.0 HSW/LU Hour
Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
$10
Non-member
$15
Sponsor Member
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

Read the event summary on our blog, Points of View.

The National September 11 Memorial and Museum occupies almost half of the 16 acre World Trade Center site in downtown Manhattan. Consisting of a sprawling, treed pavilion, the two iconic waterfalls sited at the original footprints of the Towers, and an eight story deep underground museum; the Memorial is unlike any other constructed site in the world. Designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, the Memorial incorporates sustainability features including reduction in potable water use, increased ventilation, specifications that included low emitting and highly recycled materials, enhanced commissioning and refrigerant management. The project seeks innovation credits to provide 100% shading of non-pervious surface after five years through extensive tree planting and to design the building to educate visitors on the benefits of green buildings through displays and public programs.

As the Head of Sustainability for the Americas region of Lend Lease, James Stawniczy shepherded the sustainability and historic artifacts programs throughout construction. Join us as he discusses the challenges and achievements of this unprecedented project.

speaker
James Stawniczy
Vice President - Head of Sustainability, Americas, Lend Lease

James is currently responsible for leading all of Lend Lease’s sustainable building efforts throughout the United States and Latin America. An adjunct member at New York University, James has led and designed sustainable building initiatives for many of Lend Lease’s high profile and complex projects, including the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

moderator
Rollie Jones, CIH
Certified Industrial Hygienist, Environmental Connection, Inc.

Rollie's work includes compliance and risk management monitoring of sustainability projects, including the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. His environmental consulting expertise is grounded in his technical training, research, and participation in a variety of initiatives, including the International Living Future Institute, the Living Building Challenge Collaborative, and Urban Green's Monthly Programs Committee.

Salon Summary: Walking the Talk at Choate

Tags

LEED, Net Zero

Plumbing magnate Herbert Kohler cast his bread upon the waters when he funded a LEED Platinum environmental center at his boarding school alma mater. Choate has made the most of this opportunity, building a combined dorm, dining hall, and laboratory that teaches about the environment in more ways than one. The audience at Urban Green’s sold-out When Buildings Teach got the inside scoop from the project team on October 3.

Green Building Tour Recap - The New School University Center – Exposed!

Urban Green hosted a tour of The New School’s University Center, led by Director of Facilities Management, Thomas Whalen, and Senior Design Architect, Jon Cicconi (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill). As a design institution, the school took a unique approach to showing the “bones” of the building. And since it’s still under construction, we got a great look at what’s under building’s skin.

Salon Summary: Green Affordable Housing Pros Share Lessons Learned

On July 25, Urban Green Council hosted Keeping it Green: Operating Affordable Housing. The three Salon panelists spoke about the green affordable housing buildings they work in and the challenges of operating and maintaining them.

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