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Mr. Russell Unger

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Executive Director

Phone: (212) ***-****  
Email: r***@***.org
Urban Green Council
40 Fulton Street Suite 802
New York , New York 10038
United States

Company Description: Urban Green Council currently offers LEED Technical Review Workshops, which are a full-day program intended for people preparing for the LEED Accredited...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • undergraduate degree , first class honors
    McGill University
  • law degree , cum laude
    New York University School of Law
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EcoVentions USA
www.ecoventionsusa.com, 12 Mar 2013 [cached]
Russell Unger is the Executive Director of the New York Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC New York). Under his leadership over the last year, the chapter has expanded from one staff member to eight, and membership increased 300%.
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Prior to joining USGBC New York, Russell worked in the New York City Mayor's Office of Contract Services as Assistant Director and Special Counsel for Environmental Procurement. He served on the Board of Directors of the New York Chapter from 2006 until his appointment as Executive Director in April 2007. Russell also served as Special Advisor on Sustainable Development for the New York City Council and as Legislative Counsel for three City Council committees. During his four years at the City Council, Russell drafted and led negotiations on many environmental laws, including the City's green building law (Local Law 86) and the environmental purchasing laws he later implemented. Before working at the City Council, he was as an Associate at the law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman. He received his law degree from New York University School of Law, cum laude, and his undergraduate degree from McGill University, first class honors. In 2001, Russell was awarded the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Medal, the highest honor that is bestowed upon an NYU School of Law graduate. In the same year, he was awarded the President's Service Award for Leadership from New York University.
Under the Elevated: Phase I Team — Design Trust for Public Space
www.designtrust.org, 1 Jan 2016 [cached]
Russell Unger Executive Director, Urban Green Council
Staff | Urban Green Council
urbangreencouncil.org, 11 Nov 2015 [cached]
Russell Unger Executive director, Leed AP
Russell has led Urban Green since 2007, building and guiding the organization's innovative programs and initiatives and cementing its place as a national leader in advocacy, education, and research.
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A lawyer by training, previously Russell spent 5 years on environmental, criminal justice, and fire protection policy as counsel for the New York City Council and Mayor's Office, drafting and implementing many environmental laws including the New York City's green building law (Local Law 86).
This panel discussion - made of ...
www.ctbuh2015.com, 12 Dec 2015 [cached]
This panel discussion - made of prominent professionals from varied backgrounds - thus questioned what New York will be like in 35 years time, as a result of the challenges and opportunities of today, featuring panelists Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group; Russell Unger, Executive Director, Urban Green Council; Scott Frank, Partner, JBB; and Tom Wright, President, Regional Plan Association.
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Finally, Russell Unger touched on the cities sustainability prospects, explaining that "In 2050 I don't imagine a Shangri-La scenario where everyone is walking down the street thinking about their carbon footprint, but we are probably going to see more storms in New York.
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This panel discussion - made of prominent professionals from varied backgrounds - thus questioned what New York will be like in 35 years time, as a result of the challenges and opportunities of today, featuring panelists Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group; Russell Unger, Executive Director, Urban Green Council; Scott Frank, Partner, JBB; and Tom Wright, President, Regional Plan Association.
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Finally, Russell Unger touched on the cities sustainability prospects, explaining that "In 2050 I don't imagine a Shangri-La scenario where everyone is walking down the street thinking about their carbon footprint, but we are probably going to see more storms in New York.
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This panel discussion - made of prominent professionals from varied backgrounds - thus questioned what New York will be like in 35 years time, as a result of the challenges and opportunities of today, featuring panelists Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group; Russell Unger, Executive Director, Urban Green Council; Scott Frank, Partner, JBB; and Tom Wright, President, Regional Plan Association.
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Finally, Russell Unger touched on the cities sustainability prospects, explaining that "In 2050 I don't imagine a Shangri-La scenario where everyone is walking down the street thinking about their carbon footprint, but we are probably going to see more storms in New York.
Australian Architects Design Winning Storm-Resistant Home In New York Competition [Photos] : Architecture : Design Times
www.designtimes.com, 23 Nov 2015 [cached]
"Everyone is desperate to get back into their homes," said Urban Green Council Executive Director Russell Unger, who said another prerequisite for designers was that building costs could not exceed $150,000.
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