What's the buzz from the VERGE Salon NYC?
<p>Smarter cities and buildings took center stage at this GreenBiz event in the Big Apple. Here's what people are tweeting about.</p>
The first VERGE Salon kicked off today in New York City at Baruch College, exploring the connections between the worlds of sustainability and technology.
Jack Nyman, executive director of Baruch's Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, set the tone, calling for "a new American dream" that uses a community-based approach to build a brighter, more sustainable future.
GreenBiz VERGE events are about big ideas and practical, scalable solutions in six key areas: next-gen buildings, resilient cities, sustainable mobility, smarter supply chains, new energy systems, and food and water systems.
With this event, GreenBiz has partnered with Climate Week NYC, which officially begins Sept. 22. Look for a flurry of important news this month, including this green infrastructure effort by CH2MHill and The Nature Conservancy and this CDP report about the emerging corporate carbon market.
You can watch the recorded keynotes of today's VERGE Salon here. Our signature VERGE conference reaches San Francisco from Oct. 27 to 30. Here are today's highlights from Twitter:
Performance transparency can drive market forces. Appliances became significantly more efficient after Energy Star labels #VERGEcon— Dan Probst (@DanProbstJLL) September 16, 2014
Top image of Bina Venkataraman, White House senior advisor for Climate Change Innovation, at VERGE Salon NYC 2014 by Melanie Einzig via GreenBiz