BuildingEnergy NYC 2017 Sessions

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Session Title Timesort descending Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
Don't Let Thermal Bridging Undermine Your Building's Performance: An Interactive Demonstration of Pitfalls and Solutions

As building energy codes become stricter and we understand the necessity of continuous insulation, previously neglected thermal bridges are now being brought into the spotlight and recognized as a... Full Description

9:30 am to 11:00 am

High Performance Building

Passive House

Big Owners, Big Decisions: A Stakeholder Approach to Energy Transformation

Without inspiring, bold leadership from key RE owners, NYC has little chance to achieve its energy and sustainability goals.

9:30 am to 11:00 am

Energy Strategies: C&I

Beyond Resiliency for NYC Public Housing

It is becoming increasingly clear that existing buildings and communities are unprepared to withstand extreme weather events and shifting conditions associated with climate change, leaving low-... Full Description

9:30 am to 11:00 am

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Resiliency & Sustainability

How Energy Efficiency Creates Opportunities & Financing in Multifamily Housing

More banks are beginning to incorporate green and high performance building into their mortgage underwriting process for multifamily properties.

9:30 am to 11:00 am

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Finance

Examining the Energy Code: Successes, Challenges, Approaches for the Future

The Energy Code is an increasingly robust tool for improving energy efficiency in our buildings.

9:30 am to 11:00 am

Codes & Standards

The Next Frontier: Tenant Engagement in Commercial Buildings

Achieving top-level energy performance in a multi-tenant commercial building has its challenges.

9:30 am to 11:00 am

Energy Strategies: C&I

ZE, LBC, in NYC?

Let's admit it, as New Yorkers, while we love to hear about Zero Energy building and the Living Building Challenge, we can't shut down the nagging voice in our head asking, “Can we do this here?”... Full Description

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

High Performance Building

Risky Business? The Reality of Making Money Making Passive Houses

Conventional wisdom says that high performance buildings are expensive. That needn’t be the case.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Finance

Passive House

Community Solar Coming Soon to a Rooftop Near You

The public sector and utilities are working furiously to launch community shared solar in New York City, but not much is as yet visible publicly.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Renewables

Innovation-Driven Solutions to Reducing Heating-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Energy consumption for heating is one of the largest producers of greenhouse gas emissions in NYC buildings. This session looks at three innovative solutions to the GHG challenge for NYC.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Micro Cogeneration Systems: Increasing Efficiency and Reducing Emissions

New York City buildings account for more than 50 percent of the city's greenhouse gas emissions.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Energy Strategies: C&I

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

High Performance Building

Solving the Problem of Ventilation

We have to get fresh air into our buildings to maintain good indoor air quality and health of the residents.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Transforming Affordable Housing: Mid-Rise Passive House Retrofits with Residents in Place

RBSCC and the Chris Benedict R.A. team continue their groundbreaking partnership in an 12-building 264-unit renovation of existing affordable housing to the PHIUS standard.

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Passive House

Solar + Storage, Microgrid BeaUtilities

Combining clean energy production and storage creates a new distributed generation paradigm, the interconnected microgrid.

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Renewables

The Next Step in Benchmarking: Building Analytics, Big Data and Improved Efficiencies

As detailed building consumption data becomes more readily available, what are the ‘next-level’ questions that we can ask to make buildings operate more efficiently?

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Scale It Up: How NYC Agencies Will Reach 80x50

New York City’s OneNYC goals to reach 80% reduction of carbon emissions by 2050 are ambitious. Perhaps even more ambitious are the city agencies’ strategies to achieve this goal.

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Policy

Building Products of the Future: Where Are We Heading?

New Yorkers are used to the noise of a construction crew in full swing.

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

High Performance Building

Mind the Gaps: Post-Occupancy Discoveries from Data and Operational Perspectives

There’s a perception gap between what we think we’ll get out of high-performance design and construction and what completed buildings deliver.

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

High Performance Building

Filling the Workforce Vacuum: Building Managers, Construction Personnel

Hitting 80x50 will require a workforce of building managers and construction personnel capable of implementing best practices of operations and maintenance as well as sustainable building... Full Description

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Energy Strategies: C&I

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Finance

Resiliency & Sustainability

The Smart Money is on Smart Buildings

More information on this session coming soon.

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

High Performance Building

Engineers: Increase Your Bottom Line by Bringing Financing to the Table

This one-hour session will focus on the energy engineer’s role in leveraging energy audits and financing to do more implementation work.

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Finance

In Deep Water: Examining the Water-Energy Nexus at the Building Level

To optimize building performance, it is vital to consider the water-energy nexus in a building.

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Energy Strategies: C&I

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Resiliency & Sustainability

Data-Driven Decision Making with Building Energy Data Tools

When it comes to low-cost and no-cost software tools that assist multi-asset managers in pursuing energy efficiency strategies, the Internet-of-things offers significant new management... Full Description

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Energy Strategies: C&I

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Better Steam Heat: Generating Steam System Upgrades in New York City

Steam heating systems serve thousands of buildings in NYC, and many of them are not operating at their potential.

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Energy Strategies: Multifamily