Green Festival Speakers
Justin Green is the Founder and Director of Build It Green!NYC, New York City’s non-profit retail outlets for salvaged and surplus building materials – now open in Astoria, Queens and Gowanus, Brooklyn. Justin has overseen BIG!NYC’s development from its’ beginning in 2004, having managed the first two deconstruction projects for the Durst Organization that generated the materials required to launch BIG!NYC.
Before BIG!NYC, Justin worked at Community Environmental Center, the Long Island City based non-profit addressing the housing and energy efficiency needs of low- and middle-income communities. While at CEC, Justin assisted their efforts to establish a statewide loan fund for the installation of energy efficiency measures. He has also managed construction crews in residential development, worked as a Loan Associate with Low Income Investment Fund, monitoring loans to non-profit housing developers, and designed for an educational Internet company during the first Internet boom.