Friday, October 12, 2007

Build it Green! A Conference on the Future of Sustainable Buildings in Northern Manhattan October 25th, 2007

Build it Green!
A Conference on the Future of Sustainable
Buildings in Northern Manhattan

Presented by
Manhattan Borough President
Scott M. Stringer

October 25, 2007
The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

Con Edison Solutions
Council on the Environment of NYC (CENYC)
Environmental Defense
Manhattan Community Board 11
Natural Resources Defense Council
NY Industrial Retention Network (NYIRN)
NY League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
Pratt Center for Community Development
Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
Sallan Foundation
Solar One
US Green Building Council
Office of Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito
GGEH Green Building
Subcommittee Members:
Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer
State Senator Jose E. Serrano
Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito
Hannah Brockington, East Harlem Triangle
Victor Catano, The Children’s Storefront
Randolph Croxton, Croxton Collaborative Architects, P.C.
Walter Edwards, Full Spectrum
Robert Ezrapour, Artimus Construction, Inc.
Lisa Frigand, Con Edison, Inc.
Stuart Gaffin, Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University
Michael Gulich, Croxton Collaborative Architects, P.C.
Elli Himelstein, Artimus Construction, Inc.
Miriam Falcon Lopez, East Harlem Triangle
Julia Lynch, Full Spectrum
Kathryn McGuire, Catholic Health Care System
Nilda Mesa, Columbia University
Janet Heit, NYU Institute of Community Health
Cecil Corbin-Mark, WEACT for Environmental Justice

Build it Green!
A Conference on the Future of Sustainable
Buildings in Northern Manhattan
Build it Green!
Build it Green! A Conference on the Future of Sustainable Buildings in Northern Manhattan

Program 8:30 AM : Registration and Breakfast
9:00 AM : Plenary Session
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Breakout Sessions
Jo Ivey Boufford, MD
New York Academy of Medicine
Hon. Scott M. Stringer
Manhattan Borough President
Making the Case for Green
Carlton Brown
Principal, Full Spectrum of NY
Shaping the City: A Strategic
Blueprint for NY’s Future

Amanda M. Burden
Director, Department of City Planning
Debunking the Myths of Green
Randolph Croxton
President, Croxton Collaborative Architects

1. Public and Private Partnership
How to Finance Your Next Green Project
Craig Kneeland, NYSERDA
Richard Leigh, Community Environmental Center
2. Sustainable Maintenance
Green Cleaning and Integrated Pest Management
Dr. Stephen Frantz, Global Environmental Options
Bobbi Chase-Wilding, Clean New York
3. Greening Existing Buildings
Opportunities for Harlem’s Low-Rise Buildings
Cecil Corbin-Mark, WE-ACT
Walter Edwards, Full Spectrum of NY
4. Green Roofs
The What, How, and Why of Greening Rooftops
Matthew Carr, American Hydrotech
Leslie Hoffman, Earth Pledge

A Product and Manufacturer Expo will begin at 8:30 AM
and will run through the duration of the conference to
allow all attendees time to visit the booths.

Build it Build iGreen!
Registration form

Breakout Session
Please Select One
o Session 1: Public and Private Partnership
o Session 2: Sustainable Maintenance
o Session 3: Greening Existing Buildings
o Session 4: Green Roofs

How to register:
• Mail this Form Back
• Fax this form to (212) 669-3380
• Email
• Call (212) 669-4374
Space is limited.
Please register by Friday, October 19th to guarantee space.

From the Desk of
Scott M. Stringer:

Dear friend:

While almost everyone today understands that
green building is important, the challenge is to bring
environmentally sustainable building practices out of
the museums and mega towers and into our everyday

With the flood of development and redevelopment
taking place in New York City, we must overcome the myth
that having green, healthy, environmentally sustainable
buildings to live and work in is too costly or impractical
for anything but trophy buildings.

Through information sharing, careful planning, and training,
building green can also be cost effective, and my office is
working hard to get that message across.

Please join me October 25th for Build It Green!,
an important conference aimed at bringing healthy
construction, maintenance, and retrofitting practices
to the neighborhoods of Northern Manhattan.

This conference, which is part of my Go Green East Harlem
initiative, will provide participants with practical
information on financing green building projects,
implementing non-hazardous cleaning and pest
management strategies, retrofitting existing buildings
to create greener, healthier environments, and the nuts
and bolts of creating green roofs.

Amanda Burden, Director of the Department of City Planning,
will be our keynote speaker and a range of experts will lead
informative discussions on each of these topics.

Please mark your calendars and plan to be a leader
in helping your community Go Green!



Scott M. Stringer
Manhattan Borough President

Manhattan Borough President’s Office
1 Centre Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10007

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