SOURCE: Spec It Green

November 26, 2007 17:46 ET

Spec It Green 4: Exploring Opportunities for Green Rehabs and Renovations

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 26, 2007) - The New York Industrial Retention Network (NYIRN) and Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC) announce the final session of Spec It Green: The Contractor's Advantage on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 5 pm.

Spec It Green is a four part seminar series designed to educate building professionals about the benefits of sourcing and installing green building products made in New York City.

Exploring Opportunities for Green Rehabs and Renovations

This seminar will focus on the benefits and challenges of greening existing buildings -- a crucial issue for green building in New York City. The seminar will cover replacing and operating mechanical systems, as well as renovating and refurnishing building exteriors and interiors. A panel of experts from the architectural, financial, manufacturing, and public sectors will engage in a discussion about their in-the-field experiences with green rehabs and renovations in NYC. Panelists include:

--  Murray Levi, LiRo Architects + Planners, USGBC/NY Chapter (moderator)
--  Tony Daniels, Cycle Architecture
--  Joseph Katanik, Morgan Stanley
--  Paul Novack, Green Depot
--  Jodi Smits Anderson, Dormitory Authority of New York State
--  Russ Williams, StructureTone

The event will feature green building products manufactured locally and an opportunity to network with the manufacturers as well as others in the New York City real estate development community, including architects and designers.

Date:     Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Time:     5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: The Great Hall at Cooper Union
          7 East 7th St, New York, NY

Register: $25. Registration required in advance at
          Refreshments and drinks will be served.

Seminar Co-Hosts

The seminar is co-hosted by ITAC and NYIRN, both dedicated to retaining jobs in New York City. ITAC is a city-wide economic development organization that seeks to strengthen the economy of New York City by improving the performance of small to mid-size firms that create or produce technical or manufactured products. NYIRN is a city-wide economic development organization that promotes a diverse economy that provides employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for all New Yorkers by strengthening New York City's manufacturing sector, based on principles of economic and environmental justice and sustainability.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Elizabeth Taylor
    Telephone: 212-442-2990
    E-mail: Email Contact