Category Archives: GN Speaker Slides and Videos

Three Newton leaders in green building innovation–Paul Eldrenkamp, Nick Falkoff, and Rachel White–spoke on the principles of sustainable building for the future on March 25, 2019. Paul Eldrenkamp of Byggmeister, Inc., a design-build remodeling firm specializing in energy-efficient retrofits covered … Read More

Alan Nogee spoke on what it will take for Newton and the United States to get to net zero carbon emissions to meet UN climate goals, including the implications for land use, trees and forests. See the presentation slides HERE Nogee, … Read More

A heat pump can be an excellent alternative for both heating and cooling your home. In this presentation, Nathan Phillips will discuss the need to electrify the building heating sector. This will also be an opportunity to learn about heat pumps … Read More

Newton has almost 600 unrepaired gas leaks from the pipelines under our streets. This gas is methane, a potent heat-trapping greenhouse gas. It can be explosive, kills our trees and contributes to air pollution. Most of our gas is “fracked … Read More

Speakers addressed the goal of “Zero Waste” for the City, a process that sees waste as a resource that has value and takes a holistic approach towards managing that resource. This includes reducing consumption, maximizing recycling, composting, encouraging reuse and re-purposing of … Read More

Today, there are thousands of synthetic chemicals used to make our clothing, cosmetics, household products, electronic devices, even our children’s toys. Many of these chemicals help us to live longer and more comfortable lives, but many of these useful chemicals … Read More