Conference Sessions

Thursday, November 03, 2016
Session Titlesort descending Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
Battery Storage: Are We Nearing the Tipping Point?

With costs dropping and fire codes being written, battery storage in New York City is becoming an attractive option to help manage peak loads. In this session we will explore actual NYC... Full Description

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Energy Strategies: C&I

High Performance Building

Renewables

Resiliency & Sustainability

Beat the Clock: A 2030 District Can Accelerate NYC's Sustainable Progress

How can a district model facilitate integrating innovation, aggregation, and community action to accelerate progress toward Urban Climate Sustainability and Resilience? Speakers in this session... Full Description

10:30 am to 11:30 am

Codes & Standards

Finance

High Performance Building

Policy

Resiliency & Sustainability

Beyond Incentives: Addressing Market Barriers Through Customer-Centric Programs

The creation of the NYC Retrofit Accelerator and Community Retrofit NYC marks a shift in how energy efficiency services are delivered to New York City’s large and fragmented market. These programs... Full Description

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Finance

High Performance Building

Policy

Resiliency & Sustainability

Building Energy Efficiency: Why? What? How? A 101 Session

You know that building energy efficiency is critical to meeting our society's carbon reduction goals, and you see it driving public policy, codes, and new certification programs. But where do you... Full Description

8:30 am to 10:00 am

Resiliency & Sustainability

Building Operations: The Front Line of Sustainability Compliance and Green Leadership

Operating buildings, especially in NYC, can be challenging all by itself. Now throw in additional compliance or organization goals to operate more efficiently and the requirement to track the... Full Description

8:30 am to 10:00 am

Codes & Standards

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Finance

Campus Management: It's a Mixed Bag of Strategies

This session will be an in-depth look at three of the largest university and hospital organizations in the New York Metropolitan area—New York Presbyterian Hospital, St. John’s University, and... Full Description

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Energy Strategies: C&I

Finance

High Performance Building

Resiliency & Sustainability

Can We Future-Proof Our Historic Buildings? Passive House and Preservation Working Together

Most of NYC's buildings are already built, with many buildings more than 100 years old. An ever-growing portion of NYC falls within historic districts. Can we protect these structures so that they... Full Description

8:30 am to 10:00 am

High Performance Building

Passive House

Climate Adaptation & Resiliency

Almost exactly four years ago, Superstorm Sandy hit New York and the east coast. The recovery focused attention on making the region’s communities, infrastructure, and buildings more resilient for... Full Description

(All day)

Resiliency & Sustainability

Commercial Buildings Can Go Passive: New Build & Retrofit Examples

Take an in-depth look at two commercial case studies: a new build cold climate production facility and a retrofit of an industrial office space in NYC.  See new challenges and solutions as Passive... Full Description

10:30 am to 11:30 am

High Performance Building

Passive House

Empowering NYC to Fight Climate Change and Thrive

Climate change presents New York City with significant challenges to adapt infrastructure, livelihoods and maintain a quality of life that makes it one of the great world capitals. And as New... Full Description

(All day)

Policy

Resiliency & Sustainability

Energy on a Budget

How are affordable housing companies doing energy retrofits with vulnerable populations, with the added challenges and how to make it happen on a tight budget? What measures are being done on... Full Description

(All day)

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

High Performance Building

Resiliency & Sustainability

Health and Wellness and Your Bottom Line: The Right Energy Efficient Solutions to a Healthier Indoor Environment That Gives More Than It Takes

As the next generation of building design guidelines are being progressively questioned/challenged by the public, thought leaders in the public and private sectors are stepping up their games when... Full Description

(All day)

Energy Strategies: C&I

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

High Performance Building

Resiliency & Sustainability

How Smart are Buildings? Software Solutions for Improving the Bottom Line

Energy-savings opportunities exist in buildings everywhere. Whether a building is new or old, large or small, energy systems will inevitably deteriorate without high-quality maintenance (or... Full Description

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Energy Strategies: C&I

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

LEED v4 in New York City

This session combines experts in LEED New Construction, LEED Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance, and LEED for Homes Multifamily Midrise to get the Building Energy audience ready to... Full Description

8:30 am to 10:00 am

Codes & Standards

Energy Strategies: C&I

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

High Performance Building

Multifamily Passive House Construction: Process and Techniques

Learn the challenges and techniques of multifamily passive house construction from those who have been there. All sides of the building's process including owner's rep, contractor, building... Full Description

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

High Performance Building

Passive House

New Component Capabilities Help Deliver High-Performance Buildings

What it means to be a high-performance building is changing with rapidly increasing demands for energy efficiency, comfort, health, and structural longevity. New developments in building... Full Description

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

High Performance Building

NYC Public Buildings and Public Housing: Strategies, Programs, Successes, and Failures

NYC agencies have a mandate to “lead by example” in energy / CO2 emission reduction. Strategies employed by public agencies to improve, manage, and upgrade their buildings will be presented at... Full Description

10:30 am to 11:30 am

Energy Strategies: C&I

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

High Performance Building

Policy

NYC's Ambitious New Energy Code - How Does It Stack Up?

NYC's new Energy Code is going into effect in October and is a prime example of how cities are leading the charge to reduce carbon emissions. The code changes are meant to drive down energy usage... Full Description

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Codes & Standards

Policy

Resiliency & Sustainability

NYSERDA - Transforming the clean energy landscape in commercial and multifamily buildings

Join NYSERDA to learn about its Clean Energy Fund initiatives for the multifamily and commercial building industry.  This session will highlight current and upcoming programs to help overcome... Full Description

11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Codes & Standards

Energy Strategies: C&I

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Policy

One Building, Two Buildings, PORTFOLIO (Real-Life Stories of Portfolio Management)

What happens when you break the cycle of thinking about what audit is due and what compliance is required to operate your multifamily housing? What if we think about our portfolio as one entity?... Full Description

10:30 am to 11:30 am

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Passive House Financing: Strengthening the Bottom Line

This session will outline how Passive House Construction can leverage better financing terms and look to the future of energy efficient building financing at the private and public level.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Finance

Passive House

REV Roundtable: Program Design & Projects Breaking Ground

This session will provide attendees with a high-level update on the REV (Reforming the Energy Vision) proceedings in New York State paired with examples and discussion of how REV is impacting... Full Description

(All day)

Codes & Standards

Finance

Policy

Resiliency & Sustainability

Solar + Storage: Technology Options for Profitable Resiliency

Current 21st century buildings with no energy production and storage are as unprepared for the future as early 20th century construction without electricity or indoor plumbing. With local utility... Full Description

8:30 am to 10:30 am

Resiliency & Sustainability

The Missing Piece: Tenants in Building-wide Strategies towards Efficiency

This session will explore the impact individual building occupants have on the whole building energy footprint and discuss ways to increase occupant engagement in active energy management,... Full Description

10:30 am to 11:30 am

Energy Strategies: C&I

Finance

High Performance Building

What Does It Cost to Achieve an Efficient Building?

This session will present the various options for funding efficiency upgrades in commercial buildings. The presenters will also discuss how and why owners make decisions to move forward with... Full Description

10:30 am to 11:30 am

Codes & Standards

Finance

High Performance Building