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Sustainability, Green Ideas, Environment, Networking, Architecture, Engineering, Building Systems, Farah Ahmad, Farah Naz Ahmad

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Listing of my personal favorite green & design-oriented events! Want to share one here? Shoot me a message!

Oct 7

Greenbuild 2016

Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 S Figuero St.

Los Angeles, CA 90015


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Why should you attend the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo?

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The green building community gathers to share ideals and mutual passion at Greenbuild, sparking a contagious buzz throughout the week. 

When industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work come together, the result is a unique and palpable energy. Participants are invigorated and inspired. They find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed sense of purpose.

Greenbuild features three groundbreaking days of inspiring speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, industry showcases, LEED workshops and tours of the host city's green buildings. Join thousands of other people who agree that green building is a good idea and good for business. 

Sep 25

Climate Week NYC 2016 #CWNYC

  • New York New York

Check out for the latest schedule of events! 

"The Climate Group is proud to convene our eighth Climate Week NYC in September 2016. It brings together influential global figures - and new voices - from the worlds of business, government and society who are leading the low carbon transition. We are home to events, activities and high-profile meetings across NYC. Climate Week NYC is also the collaborative space for climate events in support of the UN SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement. "

Nov 20

Greenbuild 2015

The world's largest sustainability expo and conference will take place in Washington DC this year.. and trust me, you'll love it. Get more information here!

"Greenbuild is the premier event for sustainable building. Featuring three exhilarating days of uplifting speakers, unmatched networking opportunities, showcases, LEED workshops and tours of green buildings in Washington, DC, Greenbuild offers a place for thousands to gather and renew their commitment to the green movement.

With so much to see and do, you can't miss the excitement and energy of Greenbuild 2015 in Washington, D.C. "

Sep 25


  • New York Hilton Midtown

New York State's Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) has taken the lead in creating a strategy to build a distributed, next-generation energy system for New Yorkers that is resilient, affordable, and clean. Energy to Lead: REV4NY Exchange is the official conference and demonstration exhibition supported by the State to explore how new business models and partnerships can drive scale in the clean energy economy. Join industry leaders, technology providers and State officials at the REV4NY Exchange on September 24-25 in New York City.

Join us at the official conference and demonstration exhibition brought to you by the State of New York -Energy to Lead: REV4NY Exchange. 

Follow the conversation: #REV4NY


Jul 24

Energypath 2015

  • University of Scranton

"Energypath 2015 has something for everyone: Learn about renewable technologies, energy efficiency techniques and start or expand your career in the energy industry with a crash course in sustainable energy."

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Jun 19

New York Energy Week

  • New York New York

"The ongoing industry initiative culminates in a week of industry-generated events, all around New York City. NYEW sponsors host the week’s headline and marquee events. A “for the industry, by the industry” initiative that draws attendees from New York and beyond."

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8:00 am08:00

NY15 Passive House Conference & Expo

There will be over 30 manufacturers or service providers represented in the Expo, providing a comprehensive look at specialized products and knowledge essential for low-energy Passive House building.  

  • $135 general admission
  • $105 NYPH member admission (Become a NYPH member here.) Enter the coupon number provided or contact us for more details
  • $75 student admission (a valid student ID will be required)

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May 19


  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

"The 27th annual ICFF, North America’s platform for global design, will map the newest frontier of what’s best and what’s next at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, May 16-19, 2015."

"North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design, the ICFF annually lures those in determined pursuit of design’s timely truths and latest trends to an encyclopedic exhibition of up-to-the-moment offerings, as well as a series of fascinating, fun, edifying programs, and a packed schedule of exhibits and features."

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Apr 16

Solar Summit 2015

  • Phoenix, Arizona United States

The Solar Summit focuses on what the solar industry needs to know now - making it the premier conference for defining industry needs and creating new business opportunities in 2015. Powered by the research and economic analysis of GTM Research’s team, this year’s agenda includes thought-provoking panels, engaging debates among the industry’s top thought leaders, and an interactive polling session that will give you the opportunity to see how your opinion measures up against the experts.

The Solar Summit will cover themes including:

Dynamics in the Global Solar Market
The Evolution of the Solar Module
Balance-of-Systems Innovations
PV Inverter Advancement
Latin America: The Next Solar Frontier
System Performance and Asset Management
Solar Plus: Technology Integration and Tomorrow's Energy Customer
The U.S. Solar Market in 2016 and Beyond

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Mar 5

BuildingEnergy 15

BuildingEnergy is the most established, most cross-disciplinary renewable energy and high-performance building conference and trade show in the northeastern United States. NESEA members drive the content from questions that come up in their professional lives.


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Feb 11

ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

  • Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center

The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit brings together the very best minds in business, academia, and government to advance cutting-edge technologies that could fundamentally change the way we generate, use and store energy.

The 2015 Summit will be held February 9-11 at the Gaylord Convention Center, just outside Washington, DC. Registration is capped to ensure a quality and productive experience for attendees, so be sure to register early and reserve your spot at the preeminent energy event of the year.


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6:00 pm18:00

Urban Green Gala

  • Tribeca Rooftop three-sixty

Don’t miss New York City’s premier green building celebration: the 2014 Urban Green Gala at Tribeca Rooftop Three-Sixty. We’re changing things up this year, with more networking, less formality, and a few surprises. We hope you will join us! - See more at:

Nov 6

BSR Conference

  • New York, New York USA

The BSR Conference 2014 will explore how transparency can transform supply chains, energy and climate, consumer engagement, community impacts, and more, and how businesses are managing differently in a fully transparent world. Join us in New York November 4-6 to discover how transformative technologies, business models, and financial valuations can produce rapid progress on the road to a more just and sustainable future.


About BSR

BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Visit for more information about BSR’s more than 20 years of leadership in sustainability.


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Oct 19

Architecture & Design Film Festival

  • Tribeca Cinemas

This fall the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) will feature the U.S. premieres of new 3D films by Robert Redford and Wim Wenders, and the world premiere of Gray Matters, a documentary about the designer and architect Eileen Gray. The festival includes 25 films from around the world, four impressive panels of distinguished speakers, lively Q&As after many of the films and, as always, great parties.


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3:30 pm15:30

8th Annual Urban Green Career Fair

  • FIT- John E. Reeves Great Hall

Organized by Emerging Professionals (EP), the Annual Urban Green Career Fair is NYC’s premier recruiting event for companies seeking talented professionals in sustainable architecture, interior design, engineering, and real estate. View photos and details from the 2013 Urban Green Career Fair

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Oct 2

Build Expo

  • Jacob Javits Center

Build Expo provides the building and construction industry an unrivaled environment to meet a lot of your buyers all in one place. By attending, you have the chance to meet with exhibitors, check out new developments and keep a close eye on your competition. In addition, you can try out new products, attend demonstrations and compare features and prices.

Build Expo offers over 20 expert seminars and workshops covering many topics. Education is essential for any successful company or professional. Without learning new techniques, strategies and information, growth cannot happen. In today's business climate everything is rapidly changing. Seminars and workshops will keep you updated and allow you the chance to speak directly with the experts.


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Sep 28


  • New York University

PakathonNYC is organizing its inaugural weekend hackathon. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are coming together to solve some of the most pressing challenges in Pakistan. Join in!

What is a Hackathon?

A Hackathon is an event where people come together for an intense and fun weekend of collaborative problem solving and rapid prototyping of ideas.

Is Pakathon for me?

Pakathon events have something for everyone. Engineers, business professionals, designers, researchers all have something to contribute. We believe interdisciplinary and global collaboration is one of our most powerful tools for change. Pakathon is for Pakistanis and non-Pakistanis alike.

Why should I attend Pakathon?

Pakathon will bring together some of the smartest minds in New York to tackle social issues in Pakistan. It is the perfect way to spend your weekend to create social impact projects while networking with the New York tech community. The winning team from New York will participate in the global Pakathon event for prizes of up to $10,000.

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9:00 am09:00

United Nations Climate Summit 2014

Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York

About: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders, from government, finance, business, and civil society to Climate Summit 2014 this 23 September to galvanize and catalyze climate action.  He has asked these leaders to bring bold announcements and actions to the Summit that will reduce emissions, strengthen climate resilience, and mobilize political will for a meaningful legal agreement in 2015. Climate Summit 2014 provides a unique opportunity for leaders to champion an ambitious vision, anchored in action that will enable a meaningful, global agreement in Paris in 2015.

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12:30 pm12:30

Façade Face-Off: NYC and Beyond

  • Bloomberg LP

Join a group of leading government, design, and real estate experts at Façade Face-Off to explore the high performing facades being built in today’s marketplace.

  • Why do owners and developers choose high-performing facades?
  • From Passive House high-rises to curtain wall retrofits, what new design and technical trends are taking hold?
  • What are the performance results – and are occupants satisfied?
  • Are these techniques feasible economically and at scale in the NYC market?

Be part of the conversation on Monday, September 22, 2014 from 12:30-5:30pm at Bloomberg and learn about the next generation of facades changing the skyline in NYC and beyond.

This conference is free of charge. Urban Green Council membership is required for registration. - 

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Sep 28

Climate Week NYC 2014

  • New York, New York

By providing an international platform for government, business and civil society to work together on low carbon solutions, Climate Week NYC will show the world there are clear opportunities and many benefits in joining the global 'clean revolution'. This year, Climate Week NYC will be the collaborative space for all related events in support of the UN Climate Summit. It will be home to over 60 events, activities, and high-profile meetings taking place across NYC's five boroughs.


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6:30 pm18:30

Green Careers Meeting: LinkedIn Strategies

  • DORMA Design Center

LinkedIn is an online tool to showcase your professional profile. According to Job Search and Career Management subject matter expert John Crant, "Your LinkedIn Profile should be your own 'Sales Brochure' that helps build your credibility and your reputation." Join the GHNYC Green Careers group for a discussion lead by John on ways to navigate LinkedIn as well as strategies for generating an impactful and effective profile. This meeting will be useful for both individuals on the job hunt and individuals interested in raising their industry profile. In order to accommodate building security, REGISTRATION FOR THIS WILL CLOSE AT 5PM ON MONDAY, AUGUST 11th. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Schwamb: Visit to learn more!


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Jul 10

Solar 2014

  • Intercontinental Hotel

The 43rd Annual National Solar Conference enfolds the 39th Annual Passive Solar Conference and the second meeting of Young & Emerging Professionals in Renewable Energy.

The American Solar Energy Society invites your participation in the form of technical papers (to be presented at the conference) as well as forum sessions and posters in the topical areas of:

  • Resource Assessment and Integration
  • Passive Solar Buildings and Technologies
  • Solar Thermal Technologies
  • Concentrated Solar Power
  • Sustainability, and Water & Energy
  • Photovoltaics
  • Distributed Wind
  • Sustainable Transportation and Biofuels

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8:00 am08:00

NY14 Passive House Conference & Expo

Venue: Metropolitan Pavilion
            125 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011

The conference program contains 10 educational sessions running from 9:00 am to 5:30pm.   The sessions focus on large scale Passive House construction: the apartment buildings, schools, stores and office buildings we work in every day. 

There are 18 conference speakers, and all are leading expert professionals in Passive House design and construction.  The 18 speakers bring a broad array of expertise within Passive House building.  They will offer in-depth analysis of the obstacles and opportunities the transformation to Passive House building provides.

There are over 30 manufacturers or service providers represented in the Expo, providing a comprehensive look at specialized products and knowledge essential for low-energy Passive House building.   The Expo will run from 8:00am to 6:30pm - with the last hour, after 5:30, combining an open bar cocktail reception.  

  • $195 general admission


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6:30 pm18:30

Urban Green Council EP June Forum: CleanTech Startups

 With growing commitments to environmental and energy goals at the city and state level, there is an increasing market attraction towards the cleantech sector in New York City.  Join Urban Green Council’s Emerging Professionals to learn from innovators and entrepreneurs at The Urban Future Lab on June 10.

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Jun 8

Figment NYC 2014

June 7-June 8

10:00 AM-7:00 PM on each day

Governors Island, New York, NY

NYC's largest participatory art festival, Figment is a free, weekend-long, annual interactive art event on NYC's Governors Island. Featuring: CDR Studio’s Governor’s Cup as the winner of the fourth annual City of Dreams Pavilion Competition, a collaboration between Emerging New York Architects (ENYA/AIA NY) Chapter, and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY)

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8:00 am08:00

New York Solar Summit 2014

John Jay College, New York, NY

The eighth annual New York Solar Summit will highlight the rapidly growing solar market in New York and the resulting influence on the economy, consumers, regional installers and leading utility companies. The Summit, convened by the City University of New York (CUNY), focuses on NYSolar Smart, a comprehensive strategic program supported by both Governor Cuomo’s NY-Sun Initiative and the U.S. DOE SunShot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge II aimed at reducing the costs of installing solar. NYSolar Smart is a CUNY program that builds on the foundation of multiple successful initiatives in New York City and New York State, including the development of a New York State Solar Map. Collaborative efforts are essential to ensure that the New York solar market will be ready to accommodate projected record growth and to position New York to continue to attract the many industries that support solar. 

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