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What is the Possibility of Net Zero Buildings in NYC?
New Article by Neil Chambers in the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Journal outlines the journey to found out how possible big, tall net zero buildings are in NYC. During a project with New York University through their Green Grants Program, a team made up of chambersdesign with staff, professors and students at NYU explored practical steps to get to zero energy construction. See the article "Is Net Zero Tall Possible" below.
Neil Chambers recently did an interview with Josh Dorfman, GoodGuide's VP of Marketing, about the future of sustainability, Neil's new book Urban Green, and the future of design. Find out what he said on the GoodGuide blog.
Watch the Video: Neil Chambers at Intelligent Infrastructure
See the CEO/Founder of Chambers Design talk about his new book Urban Green and how society can rethink infrastructure to be better, more effective and less expensive.
NOW AVAILABLE! Urban Green: Architecture for the Future
Sustainable design is booming, but the men and women dedicated to reducing their carbon impact have lost sight of what they are trying to save: the natural world. Author Neil Chambers has been at the forefront of cutting-edge, sustainable architecture for years, and Urban Green is his revolutionary vision for bringing the power of the conservation and design movements together. He advocates looking to nature for the missing components of the green revolution: oysters that can clean water at up to 5 liters an hour; beavers that reshape their environments while simultaneously enriching ecosystems; and mountains that offer a new way of imagining how a city could be built. By designing our homes and cities in harmony with the natural world, we can take the next step in the sustainable revolution.
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Workshop for Advanced Building Technologies for High Performance Hospitals
Team from University of Washington's Integrated Design Lab developed a research project that could meet the 2030 Challenge in hospitals. In a series of workshops in six regions of the United States including Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Phoenix, and Seattle, the research team conducted a peer review with the leading healthcare design and engineering companies in the country. The project is funded by the DOE through the Recovery Act. Chambers Design was part of the peer review workshop in New York along with others such as Perkins & Will, JB&B, HOK and atelier ten.
It's Not Easy Going Green - Green Hotels and Tourism
Image Credit: Jonathan Bartlett
In the emerging world of eco-friendly hotels, there are serious disagreements about what it means to go green. But there’s also serious money to be made by those who get it right. Read Neil Chambers' perspective on green hospitality and the growing industry of eco-tourism. By Allison Weiss Entrekin
Chambers Design - USGBC National
Chambers Design joins the thousands of organizations and companies as a National Member of US Green Building Council. Chambers Design previously joined the New York City Chapter of USGBC (Urban Green Council) as a Leadership Member in 2011.
Chambers Design selected as one of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help create jobs and economic opportunity in the United States.
The initiative will unlock the growth and job-creation potential of 10,000 small businesses across the United States through greater access to business education, mentors and networks, and financial capital.
The program includes:
• Practical business and management curriculum
• Access to capital
• Critical support and consulting services
Urban Green: Architecture for the Future reviewed by Washington Post
Christopher Schoppa of the Washington Post reviewed Urban Green on August 11, 2011 saying " Chambers sketches an ambitious way forward for the green building industry". Read the full review on the Washington Post Entertainment webpage, and buy Urban Green to understand the ambitious plan Chambers calls the world to build.
New Trailer for Project Future Earth, a soon-to-be launch Kickstarter.com project
Watch the new trailer to preview the soon-to-be launched on kickstarter.com. The project, entitled Project Future Earth, is based on the book Urban Green: Architecture for the Future will to design the city of tomorrow to envision how things could be different. When it is finished, the project will be on display in different venues around New York City such as Union Square and Battery Park. Backers of the project will receive great gifts. Stay tune for details!
NYC Local Law 84 requires buildings 50,000 sq ft or larger to submit a benchmark report by May 1, 2011. This includes covered buildings of two or more buildings that total over 100,000 square feet that are on the same lot or under the same condo board. Do you need to benchmark your building, have you complied? Chambers Design can make the answers easy for you. We will help you meet the deadline and comply with the new law with speed and reliability.
Oyster-Tecture in Action - 02/24/2011
Read about Neil Chambers' talk at the Economist Magazine's Intelligent Infrastructure Conference on The Dirt, a blog that reports on the latest news on how designers are connecting the built and natural environments.
From the article: "Calling for restoring habitats and using natural functions to solve our problems, Chambers called for 'the un-engineering of ecosystems. We need ecological not technological solutions'.” Read the follow article here.
Do hydrogen electrics represent the next emerging wave of vehicles in answer to the demand for green?
Neil Chambers thinks so. Chambers is founder/CEO of Chambers Design, New York, N.Y. His company consults in green building design, but Chambers says that has given him the perfect vantage point for analyzing a variety of alternative energies. What he sees is a trend toward plug-in electrics that he says don't contribute to a more sustainable future. Read the entire post @ about.com
Intelligent Infrastructure | 02.15.11 - 02.16.11
Join leaders within the fields of architecture, urban design, energy, sustainability and others at Intelligent Infrastructure hosted by the Economist as they explore the future of infrastructure within the United States and around the world. Speakers include Frank Gehry, Vivek Kundra, Neil Chambers, Nicholas Negroponte, Dickson Despommier, Thom Mayne, Fred Krupp and others.
The Path to Lithium Batteries: Friend or Foe? | 11.16.10
Read new article from Neil Chambers on treehugger.com
Fixing America's infrastructure (and many other countries') is high on the priority list of greenies and world leaders alike. Two solutions, smart grids and electric cars, are championed by many as the future for energy delivery and transportation. Read more....
HEALTHCARE DESIGN 2010 | 11.13.10 - 11.16.10
Join the roundtable discussion with Neil Chambers and Tim Spence as they talk about Leveraging Sustainability to Create a Patient Centered Environment @ HEALTHCARE DESIGN 2010. HCD.10 brings together over 300 exhibitions focused on advancing the future of healthcare facilities, offering attendees an incredible learning and networking experience. Discover new, exciting ideas at the forefront of the field, discuss the principal challenges facing the industry, and gain the necessary tools to confront them head on. November 13 - 16, 2010 in Las Vegas, NV
NEW YORK ENTREPRENEUR WEEK | 11.12.10
Join Neil Chambers along with other experts at NEW YORK ENTREPRENEUR WEEK in New York City as they talk about Investing in Green: Why it Works. Green is not new, but green businesses with staying power certainly are. Hear from experts and innovators within the areas of green building, cleantech and renewable energy as they provide insight and strategies for making your company green. Find out what are the trends and the hot spot sectors for future growth, as well as: Why green is still such a hot industry for investment, how to build momentum within the green industry, strategies for growing a green business and how you can stand out in today’s market.
Design + Sustainability + Profitability = Designers Accord Town Hall | 10.28.10
We’ve all known for a while now that it pays to be green. But beyond the deployment of green values in publicity and marketing, what are the hard and real costs, choices and trade-offs design companies face when they integrate sustainability thinking into their core business strategy? Our guest speakers, all active and influential within their respective creative disciplines, have innovated their products and processes so that today’s profits don’t compromise the needs – and profits – of tomorrow.
Myrtle Beach may Adopt Swash Plan | 07.12.10
Withers Estuary Community Collaborative is highlighted in The Sun News article about "visions of a rejuvenated neighborhood in downtown Myrtle Beach could become a reality if city leaders agree to include the Withers Swash District Master Plan in the city's comprehensive plan". Read more
Embedded Energy Calculator - ICFF and Metropolis.com | 05.15.10
03.22.11 - Advanced Technologies for High Performance Hospitals Workshop in New York, NY
03.16.11 - Energy Monitoring: A Critical Piece of Going and Saving Green - online
03.16.11 - How to Do It: Oyster-Tecture - online
03.10.11 - The Real Dirt on Green Jobs - online
02.24.11 - Oyster-Tecture in Action
02.15.11 - 02.16.11 - Speaking at Intelligent Infrastructure: the Architecture of Progress hosted by the Economist in New York, NY
11.16.10 - Speaking at HEALTHCARE DESIGN 2010 in Las Vegas, NV
11.12.10 - Speaking at NEW YORK Entrepreneur Week in New York, NY
10.28.10 - Speaking at Designers Accord Town Hall in Queens, NY
07.12.10 - The Sun News,
Myrtle Beach may Adopt Swash Plan
06.24.10 - 07.08.10 - Teaching Green Interior Design @ FIT
05.15.10 - Embedded Energy Calculator
05.11.10 - CleanMED
10.01.10 - Retrofitting Buildings to Be Green, the Book
05.01.07 - Lazy Environmentalist