Sustainability Shoptalk Event Series

Information on all of our upcoming events.

We designed our Sustainability Shoptalk Series to help advance the knowledge base and accelerate the massive knowledge transfer needed to make sustainability the norm for the real estate industry in the New York metro area. Shoptalk events convene leading practitioners who share their expertise with people in the field who want to learn more about sustainability, who are working to advance the sustainability agenda, and who are helping to further define it.

The first event was held in November 2008; five events followed in 2009. All featured top-drawer speakers and drew many attendees.

At each event, we distributed audience survey forms soliciting comments and suggestions for future events. Responses were strongly positive and constructive. Drawing from them and our own store of knowledge, and consulting with our Shoptalk speakers, we compiled a lengthy list of candidate topics which we are considering for future events.

Shoptalk Suggestion Box

We welcome suggestions for future Shoptalk events. Please let us know what problems you’re tackling on the sustainability front, what topics you’d like to us to explore, which experts you’d like to hear from, and what meeting formats you prefer.

What we learn from you will help shape not only the content and nature of our future events but our research projects and course content.

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We also invite corporate underwriters and foundation funding for this series, which we believe will run for years to come. To explore these opportunities, please contact us at:


Recent Shoptalk Events
Gold Bar

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NYC Energy Conservation Code

The NYC Energy Conservation Code's new local laws are designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings and require Covered buildings to benchmark energy and water consumption and perform energy audits. Retro-commission base building systems for buildings that exceed 50,000 gross square feet are also required.

December 17, 2010 - 10:00AM to 11:30AM

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Legally Green

What You Need to Know about Your Property and the Greener, Greater Building Plan
Cosponsored with The Sallan Foundation
~A Sustainability Shoptalk Event~

December 3, 2009

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Sustainability 2.0: Envisioning Business & the Urban Environment

Cosponsored with The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity
& Corporate Communications International

~A Sustainability Shoptalk Event~

November 6, 2009 - 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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Liquid Assets:

Capitalizing on the Water & Energy NexusEnergy use & water use are intimately coupled. Conserving both promotes sustainability, saves money, and eases infrastructure burdens.
~A Sustainability Shoptalk Event~

October 28, 2009

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Kilowatts to Cash

Looking at energy retrofits through green eyeshades

June 5, 2009
8:30 am — 11:30 am

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Real(i)ty Show! The Green Leasing Toolkit

For Owners, Tenets, Brokers, Attorneys
~ A Sustainability Shoptalk Event~

March 24, 2009 - 8:30 am — 12:30 pm

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Pulling Off a Successful Inside Job

How an Integrated Approach to Creating Sustainable Interiors Can Cut Costs at a Time When Savings Matter More Than Ever

November 13, 2008 - 8:30 am — 12:30 pm