Javits Centre Green Roof

Start Date
09/28/2018
End Date
09/28/2018
Description
As the busiest convention center in the United States, the Javits Center is an international hub of commerce and culture, hosting some of the world’s most well-known brands and serving as an economic engine for New York City and New York State. However, the convention center on Manhattan’s West Side also has emerged as a nationwide leader in sustainability, becoming a new home to area wildlife and a model of energy efficiency. Take a tour of the iconic structure, including its green roof, and learn about a host of sustainable upgrades that have helped to reduce its energy consumption by more than 25% and transform it into a sanctuary for 26 bird species, five bat species and thousands of honey bees. (They harvest their own honey, too!)
Location
Brooklyn, NY
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
Yes
Subjects
Energy Conservation / Renewable Energy
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
- Discover how the busiest convention center in the United States has emerged as a leader in sustainability
- Explore the new wildlife on the roof and understand what principles allowed for certain species to thrive
- Understand the additional green systems used to supplement the successful green roof design
- Discover how the agriculture harvesting practices on the roof, including producing their own honey
Instructors
Alan Steel, President and CEO, Javits Center
Website Registration
Course Codes
CA18JCT
Provider
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities


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