Green Communities Trainings

Green Communities Training

Updates for the 2020 NYC Overlay

Green Communities Training is a prerequisite to the certification process for the 2020 NYC Overlay of the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria and is required for projects pursuing LEED Certification.

Beginning in late fall of 2021, there will be two training modules available: Healthy Homes NYC and Better Buildings. Building Owners, architects, and contractors will be expected to alternate trainings (e.g. upon expiration of one certificate, the participant should attend the other training). Certifications will be provided upon completion of the training and must be submitted for EGCC PreBuild Authorization. Certifications will be provided by MOS and DOHMH and will be valid for 2 years from receipt (this includes existing Healthy Homes certificates). It is strongly recommended that project teams register for and complete these sessions early in the design process, as sessions fill up quickly.

*COVID-19 Update*
Until further notice, all trainings will be online. Additional opportunities for interim trainings may be posted through the Enterprise Green Communities mailing list.

Healthy Homes NYC

Healthy Homes NYC is a free three-hour seminar developed by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) for HPD-financed projects. It is offered on a quarterly basis and is intended for architects, general contractors, and building owners/developers. The training focuses on integration of healthy building practices during building design, construction and renovation, and during ongoing building operations and maintenance. The primary topics covered are:

  • Integrated pest management
  • Healthy aging / Falls prevention
  • Building features and practices for controlling infectious airborne diseases

To register for a training, visit DOHMH's Healthy Homes NYC Trainings

Better Buildings

Better Buildings is a free three-hour seminar developed by the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability (MOS) and the Mayor’s Office of Resiliency (MOR) for HPD-financed projects. It is intended for architects, general contractors, and building owners/developers. The training focuses on integration of high performance and resiliency into the design of buildings and will focus on achieving the city’s goals for carbon emissions while designing for current and future risk. The primary topics covered are:

  • High Performance Buildings
  • Resiliency and Risk
  • Integrating High Performance and Resiliency

Registration information and links will be available starting in late fall of 2021.