BuildingEnergy NYC 15 Schedule

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Session Title Timesort descending Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
Active Design and Healthy Housing

Active Design is an evidence-based approach to the development of buildings and communities that uses architecture and urban planning to make physical activity and healthy foods more accessible.... Full Description

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Cities, Communities, Place

Design & Construction process

Multifamily

Cities: How are Our Neighbors Doing?

Cities play critical roles in achieving our climate goals, and proactive approaches toward energy efficiency and clean energy drive economic development, revitalization, and local job growth. This... Full Description

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Renewables

Cities, Communities, Place

Policy & Codes

Beyond energy (Water, Carbon, Materials, etc.)

Microgrid Solutions: From Building to Region

Microgrids are sophisticated backup power systems, both energy supply and demand, to strengthen overall grid resilience. Ranging from single buildings, to neighborhoods, and then to regions, they... Full Description

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Cities, Communities, Place

Policy & Codes

Mechanical systems & lighting

Old Tools, New Tricks: Creative Solutions for Common Energy Problems

Many of us think we know the story when it comes to fixing and optimizing energy systems in NYC buildings. It’s easy to fall back on industry accepted measures and methods to energy efficiency.... Full Description

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Design & Construction process

Multifamily

Mechanical systems & lighting

Making Money by Saving Energy

Do all major capital improvements result in better buildings with lower operating costs, better energy management strategies and improved data collection? This panel will discuss the changes made... Full Description

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Owners

Commercial & Institutional

Mechanical systems & lighting

Benefits of Cx and RCx: Compliant Buildings, Healthy People

This discussion will examine multifamily and commercial commissioning and retro-commissioning projects with an emphasis on: code compliance; increasing energy savings; preventing building system... Full Description

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Commercial & Institutional

Building envelope

Policy & Codes

Design & Construction process

Multifamily

Transportation Infrastructure: Where We Are, How We Must Change

Mass transit in and into NYC serves 15.1 million people, yet people still drive their cars into the City. The nation’s largest mass transit system helps reduce carbon dramatically in the City, and... Full Description

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Cities, Communities, Place

Policy & Codes

Beyond energy (Water, Carbon, Materials, etc.)

We the People...In Multifamily Buildings!

Studies have shown that human behavior is just as important to a building's performance as energy efficient systems themselves. Engagement and training for residents and building operators is... Full Description

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Cities, Communities, Place

Multifamily

Beyond energy (Water, Carbon, Materials, etc.)

Demand Response Strategies

This session will explore the incorporation of techniques to increase performance in utility-based energy programs and to draw insights from current Demand Response (DR) uses in New York City.... Full Description

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Cities, Communities, Place

Policy & Codes

Design & Construction process

Mechanical systems & lighting

Moving Iconic Buildings into the 21st Century

This panel will present the in-depth story how each of their three buildings were upgraded to protect use, design, and quality. The presenters will dive into the details of how they have... Full Description

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Commercial & Institutional

Design & Construction process

Reforming the Energy Vision's (REV's) Effect on You

The electric industry is in transition. Innovation and increasing competitiveness of renewable energy resources, combined with aging infrastructure, extreme weather events, and system security and... Full Description

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Renewables

Cities, Communities, Place

Policy & Codes

Passive House: Affordable, Retrofit, and Huge

Probably the most adopted newer certification in the building industry, Passive House is a US and international standard that small to very large owners are using to build and retrofit. Simple,... Full Description

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Owners

Commercial & Institutional

Design & Construction process

Multifamily

Beyond energy (Water, Carbon, Materials, etc.)

Water: Life Blood of Our Infrastructure

NYC uses about a billion gallons of water per day, and the system that delivers it to our tap is both vast and frail, as is the system to dispose of and reuse our water. Water costs many owners... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Commercial & Institutional

Cities, Communities, Place

Policy & Codes

Mechanical systems & lighting

Beyond energy (Water, Carbon, Materials, etc.)

BQDM: Retrofitting for Reliability

From Brownsville to Woodhaven, new policies and practices that are changing how we identify, finance, and implement energy conservation projects. This session will provide an overview of Con... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Single family

Owners

Commercial & Institutional

Policy & Codes

Design & Construction process

Multifamily

The Property Manager's Perspective: Getting Value from Benchmarking and Audits

Large multifamily buildings in New York City are required to conduct benchmarking and ASHRAE II audits of their buildings by law. Learn from leading property managers how to use these mandates to... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Owners

Policy & Codes

Design & Construction process

Multifamily

Solar in the City

Solar electric (PV) and hot water (DHW) generation systems are visible throughout the metropolitan area, yet some view solar in NYC as obstacle. New York has a thriving market with some of the... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Renewables

Policy & Codes

Mechanical systems & lighting

Show Me the Money: If You Can't Pay for It, You Can't Do It

If a building owner feels they can’t afford to internally finance a retrofit job, they drop the ball, the associated savings, and the business for our sector. To avoid these business losses,... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Owners

Policy & Codes

Design & Construction process

Innovation Drives Operations

Discussion of demand management, battery, elevator technologies - all new ways to manage energy usage in buildings that result in real savings to the owner/tenants.

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Commercial & Institutional

Mechanical systems & lighting

Living on the Edge: Resiliency, Energy, and Affordability

With every passing year, temperatures and storms are becoming more extreme in our region. Protecting both tenants and building systems requires a new way of thinking about floodproofing, thermal... Full Description

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Owners

Design & Construction process

Multifamily

Beyond energy (Water, Carbon, Materials, etc.)

Lighting = Cash + Code

Lighting efficiency has increased substantially with technology inherent in LED’s, yet few buildings have come on board. Codes will drive changes in lighting down the road that should be addressed... Full Description

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Building envelope

Policy & Codes

Mechanical systems & lighting

The Building Process as Infrastructure

Every building is tied to a series of infrastructure systems through government, wires, cables, energy, and humans. In this session an architect examines the "meta-infrastructure" that buildings... Full Description

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Cities, Communities, Place

Policy & Codes

Design & Construction process

Mechanical systems & lighting

All Hands on Deck: How to Improve O&M

Focused look at real building case study for SUNY buildings and what is happening at CUNY. Discussion of RCx strategies to realize savings.

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Commercial & Institutional

Mechanical systems & lighting

Airsealing and Firestopping: Smart Science

Air leaks cause comfort, energy, fire, durability, and vermin problems throughout buildings. Recent studies have shown that: stack effect losses in high rise buildings leak large amounts of... Full Description

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Commercial & Institutional

Building envelope

Design & Construction process

Multifamily

New York City's Data Revolution

Building owners and decision-makers of New York City’s largest buildings now have more information than ever before to understand their energy consumption and prioritize investments in new... Full Description

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Owners

Commercial & Institutional

Cities, Communities, Place

Policy & Codes