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GPRO: Fundamentals of Building Green + Electrical Systems

 

 

GPRO Certificate Courses

GPRO: Green Professional Building Skills Training is a series of courses and certificate exams developed by Urban Green Council, the NY chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, to teach the people who build, renovate, and maintain buildings the principles of sustainability combined with trade-specific green construction knowledge.

Only 2 classes and an exam get you a GPRO Certificate that will demonstrate your understanding of green building principles and will enhance your ability to compete for green jobs.

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Fundamentals of Building Green + Electric Systems  |  $465* Read more »

GPRO: Fundamentals of Building Green + Plumbing

 

 

GPRO Certificate Courses

GPRO: Green Professional Building Skills Training is a series of courses and certificate exams developed by Urban Green Council, the NY chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, to teach the people who build, renovate, and maintain buildings the principles of sustainability combined with trade-specific green construction knowledge.

Only 2 classes and an exam get you a GPRO Certificate that will demonstrate your understanding of green building principles and will enhance your ability to compete for green jobs.

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Fundamentals of Building Green + Plumbing  |  $465*

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Designers Accord Town Hall: Design + Sustainability + Profitability

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.  

Starting at 6.30 pm October 28th at NYDesigns, Long Island City

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The evening:

 6.30-7.00p.m. Networking with drinks 

 7.00-8.30p.m. Speakers each present a project/issue 

 8.30-9.30p.m. Questions and discussion – with drinks  

 

Confirmed Speakers:

 

Brent Arnold: Founder and Creative director of More Than Us, an interactive design studio. 

Duane Bray and Daniel Goddemeyer: Partner and Senior Interaction Designer, respectively, at the New York office of IDEO, the design and innovation consultancy 

Don Carli: Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Sustainable Communication, where he is director of The Sustainable Advertising Partnership; adviser to AIGA’s Center for Sustainable Design. 

Neil Chambers: Green building expert and owner of Chambers Design Inc.; author and blogger on sustainable design 

Stephan Clambaneva: Chair of the New York chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and Worldwide Industrial Equipment Industry Leader at Dassault Systemes 

Rogan Gregory: NYC-based fashion designer responsible for the brands Rogan and Loomstate 

J. Grossen: Creative Director at the New York studio of Frog Design, a global innovation firm 

Bill Horgan: Partner, Grimshaw Architects 

Mary Howard: Serial green entrepreneur and principal of Design Technologies LLC 

 

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Results-oriented Networking for Designers

Saturday June 26 10.00am – 2.00pm/1 session/$99.00

Stop collecting business cards and focus on building valuable, mutually beneficial relationships – which leads to more business. Successful entrepreneurs consistently cite “networking” as one of the most worthwhile tools at their disposal. Understand where to go and how to decide which events are most valuable for your goals. Apply a step-by-step process for meeting, chatting with and following up with an expanding circle of people. Direct your efforts productively towards networking success.

Instructor:

Ed Abel, entrepreneur, business adviser, mentor, and founder and senior coach of ABEL Business Institute.

To register please email or call Frederick John

Frederick@nydesigns.org

718.663.8404

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Persuading Your Way to the Project You Want

Saturday June 5, 10.00am – 2.00pm/1 session/$99.00

A client receives two competing but similar proposals for the same project. Whose services will he choose? Master the techniques to secure an advantage. Understand how to formulate and implement a successful proposal campaign from first introductions to closing, concentrating on how extra details such as following up and communicating uniqueness deserve as much attention and strategy as the written proposal. Remember: people do business with those they like and trust.

Instructor:

Ed Abel, entrepreneur, business advisor, mentor, and founder and senior coach of ABEL Business Institute.

 

To register please email or call Frederick John

Frederick@nydesigns.org

718.663.8404

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Guerrilla PR Tactics for Designers

Thursdays, June 3-24, 6.00pm – 8.00pm/4 Sessions/$199.00

How do some designers attract an avalanche of attention and publicity? Often it’s because they have identified “industry influencers” – movers and shakers, journalists, style mavens, bloggers, curators and the like – and communicated directly with them. Savvy designers know that validation from the right people in specific orbits can carry their messages that much further. This course teaches you the strategic backbone of a successful guerrilla marketing plan: how to identify the influencers who can propel your brand recognition to the next level, and how to engage them persuasively. “Guerrilla tactics” (using cleverness, not big spending) are employed .Intended for professional designers offering products and services in the marketplace.

Instructor:

Susan Harkavy, seasoned public relations consultant specializing in contemporary design, home furnishings and lifestyle promotion.

 

To register please email or call Frederick John

Frederick@nydesigns.org

718.663.8404

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Left Brain Concepts for Right Brain Thinking: Starting Your Design Business

Thursday June 24, 5.00pm-9.00pm/1 session/$99.00

Your commitment to design is secure, but do you have doubts about building a successful design business? Success is earned through great ideas, hard work and solid grounding. This class will prepare you for all the basic details of starting a business, covering legal considerations, accounting priorities, employee hiring, understanding the true cost of business and how to price your services. Let us translate left-brain concepts for your right-brain thinking.

Instructor:

Carol Overby, Professor of Accounting and Business in the department of Design and Management at Parsons, The New School and financial consultant to creative industries.

 

To register please email or call Frederick John

Frederick@nydesigns.org

718.663.8404

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Lasercutting for 2D Design

Saturday June 19 and 26/ 10.00am-2.00pm/ 1 session/ $99   

Expand the boundaries of working within traditional two-dimensional space through experimentation with lasercutting technology. By the end of this class, despite having limited or no experience in the medium, you’ll have a richer sense of how laser cutting can further your creative practice. Cover the basics, such as proper safety procedures and correct preparation of files and move on to explore - through the presentation of real client-driven projects - how laser cutting can be employed to add dimensional and aesthetic depth to print and online work. The final hour is loosely structured to allow you to experiment with either your own work or curiosities.

Instructor:

Ben Wilkinson-Raemer is a design and fabrication professional with experience in product design, graphics, manufacturing, materials, and prototype development.  He attended Florida Institute of Technology and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, where he studied professional aviation and industrial design, respectively.  He has been involved in projects from small to large in industries ranging from fine art to advertising to point-of-purchase displays and was most recently a senior prototype developer at NY-based POP Displays.  Ben is a member of University of the Arts Alumni board of directors, where he oversees the NYC college outreach.  Mr. Wilkinson-Raemer lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and a cat named Pantone.   

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Outsourcing: The Ultimate Relationship Unpacked

Thursday June 24/ 6.00pm-9.00pm/ 1 session/ $99

With help from a designer and consultant in the field, explore a cost-benefit understanding of your business’ readiness to outsource and tips on how to make it work. Choosing the right production partner is about forming a relationship with someone you trust – in manufacturing the quality products you expect but also in managing a working process that is smooth, transparent and dependable. Familiarize yourself with realistic processes and timelines from start to finish and anticipate potential hurdles. This class will also guide you towards resources to assist you in identifying potential partners. Come with questions specific to your design business.

Instructor:

David E. Scott began designing furniture at the age of 18 as a means of improving life in a dorm room. 5 years and a BFA later, he moved to Japan to work with an international team of artists designing and building nightclubs. He returned to the US to earn a March at SCI-Arc, then went on to design and fabricate architectural and interior elements for Los Angeles architectural firm Pugh + Scarpa. Award-winning practice DESU Design emerged out of this collaboration. Based in New York since 2000, David has spent a great deal of time seeking out the highest quality materials and vendors that are masters of their discipline both for DESU projects and for private clients.

 

To register please email or call Frederick John

Frederick@nydesigns.org

718.664.8404

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Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs – Patents, Trademarks and What The Attorneys Don’t Tell You

Wednesday June 16 and 23rd/ 6.00pm-8.00pm/ 2 sessions/ $120

Get insider advice on the process of applying for intellectual property rights, which can protect assets such as artistic works, discoveries, inventions, designs and more.  More importantly, find out if doing so is in the best interest of your business. An application eats up time, resources and patience so treat it like an investment: be confident of what you’ll get and how to follow through for maximum returns.

The session will also examine how “copycats” and “me-toos,” thorns in the side of designers everywhere, can be managed to become an asset to business growth.

Instructor:

Carter Weiss cofounded Built NY, Inc. in 2003 and for six-and-a-half years as CEO grew built into an internationally recognized consumer products brand. Carter has a well-rounded mix of venture-capital, direct operating and corporate finance experience. He began his financial career at World Marketing Inc., a TWA holding company, where he held various accounting positions. He then joined Cornerstone Resources, a venture capital firm, as an Associate and CIS Corporations as a mergers-and-acquisitions analyst. He then spend several additional years in venture capital as a member of corporate VC fund Hollinger Capital.

 

To register please email or call Frederick John

Frederick@nydesigns.org

718.663.8404

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