BuildingEnergy NYC 2018 Conference Sessions

* e.g., LBC, Net Zero, Passive HouseThursday, October 4, 2018 - 9:30am
Session Title Time Speakers Room Areas of Focus
Net Zero Retrofit of a Brooklyn Townhouse

Join us as we delve into a holistic presentation of a deep energy retrofit of a Brooklyn townhouse. This session will explore how the project team planned and executed a retrofit to meet a net-... Full Description

9:30 am to 11:00 am Chelsea

Multifamily / High Rise

Single family / Low Rise

Retrofit

Energy Production

Technology

Design Process

Standards in Action*

Policy

Solar Soars Above & Beyond the Rooftop

There has never been a better time for architects, designers, project managers and property owners to get creative about how to integrate solar into multi-family and commercial buildings with... Full Description

9:30 am to 11:00 am West Village

Commercial

Institutional

Multifamily / High Rise

Resiliency

Energy Production

Technology

Design Process

Net Zero Retrofit Solutions for New York's Multifamily Buildings: RetrofitNY

RetrofitNY is a NYSERDA pilot program challenging six highly qualified design/construction teams to create solutions to retrofit six existing multifamily buildings ranging from two to seven... Full Description

9:30 am to 11:00 am East Village

Multifamily / High Rise

Single family / Low Rise

Retrofit

Finance

All-Electric Buildings: Air Source Heat Pumps in NY

This session will report on completed local projects with data on designs, costs and energy use compared to pre-retrofit baselines. We will report on intensive tenant engagement and key behavioral... Full Description

9:30 am to 11:00 am Madison

Retrofit

Resiliency

Technology

Health & Comfort

Policy

Rewards and Risks of Highly Insulated Envelopes for Multifamily Buildings

Largely thanks to their better form-factor, large multifamily buildings are typically able to achieve the Passive House standard without the extremely high levels of insulation common on smaller... Full Description

9:30 am to 11:00 am Manhattan

Commercial

Institutional

Multifamily / High Rise

Integrated Systems

Health & Comfort

Design Process

The Extra Mile: How Owners and Tenants Work Together to Build the Best Space Possible

Owners are making as many updates and changes as possible in the competitive  world of commercial office space, but what are the tenants doing?  How can owners and managers help tenants to build... Full Description

9:30 am to 11:00 am Bryant Park

Commercial

Retrofit

Technology

Design Process

Standards in Action*

* e.g., LBC, Net Zero, Passive HouseThursday, October 4, 2018 - 11:30am
Session Title Time Speakers Room Areas of Focus
Measured vs. Modeled Energy Performance in Passive House Multifamily Properties

This presentation will report on a detailed comparison of modeled performance predicted by passive design tools and actual measured performance data of four case study projects while occupied and... Full Description

11:30 am to 12:30 pm East Village

Multifamily / High Rise

Single family / Low Rise

New Construction

Standards in Action*

Integrating Resiliency into Architecture, Landscape Infrastructure, and Energy Systems

In this session we will explore the various forms that resiliency can take and the scales it can encompass in architectural and engineering practice, particularly as it concerns infrastructure,... Full Description

11:30 am to 12:30 pm Madison

Resiliency

Integrated Systems

Design Process

Who Me, a High Energy User? A Deep Dive into Tenant Energy Use in Multifamily Buildings

New York City has prioritized energy efficiency in buildings and owners are responsible for bringing down whole building energy use, but what about tenants? Is a majority of energy and water use... Full Description

11:30 am to 12:30 pm Chelsea

Multifamily / High Rise

Single family / Low Rise

Retrofit

Building Operations

Bank and Owner: Deep Retrofit Perspectives

This session will dive into developing a retrofit work scope for multifamily projects at different scales – Business as Usual, Deep Energy Retrofit, Passive House, and Net Zero. Each project... Full Description

11:30 am to 12:30 pm Manhattan

Multifamily / High Rise

Retrofit

Finance

Hybrid Distributed Energy Resources (DER)

This panel will explore current use cases for distributed energy resource (DER) technologies such as PV, CHP, and energy storage. We will walk through modeling considerations for each of the... Full Description

11:30 am to 12:30 pm Bryant Park

Energy Production

Technology

Integrated Systems

Non-Wires Solutions: Lessons Learned and Insights for Future Projects

Non-Wires solutions are using non-traditional measures such as energy efficiency and management as an alternative to building utility infrastructure (e.g. substation upgrade) in targeted areas.... Full Description

11:30 am to 12:30 pm West Village

Commercial

Multifamily / High Rise

Single family / Low Rise

Technology

* e.g., LBC, Net Zero, Passive HouseThursday, October 4, 2018 - 1:30pm
Session Title Time Speakers Room Areas of Focus
Net Zero, Passive House, Embodied Carbon: Why Healthy Materials Are Essential to High Performing Building Designs

Whether net zero, Passive House, or other certification is your objective, incorporating a healthy materials strategy is as essential as figuring out how you will design the building envelope and... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Bryant Park

Commercial

Institutional

Multifamily / High Rise

Single family / Low Rise

Health & Comfort

Design Process

Different Systems of Multifamily Passive House from Design to Operation

As the first cohort of Passive House buildings are completed and occupied, we continue to learn how to optimize design and construction for maintenance considerations and the actual end uses of... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Manhattan

Multifamily / High Rise

Single family / Low Rise

New Construction

Standards in Action*

Getting Energy Efficiency Projects to the Finish Line Using Your Financing Toolkit

What is the current state of energy efficiency project financing? How can one use the available financing options to plan a realistic project and move it to the finish line? In this dynamic... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm East Village

Commercial

Institutional

New Construction

Retrofit

Finance

Thinking Big and Small: A 2030 Municipal Buildings Improvement Plan

Planning for big goals, like becoming a Net Zero community, while attending to the smallest details of managing a diverse building portfolio is hard. This session will explore how the City of... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm West Village

Retrofit

Design Process

Standards in Action*

Policy

Stretch Energy Codes: Helping Practitioners Reach the Moon

Learn about NYSERDA’s multi-year effort to develop a stretch energy code, how it is designed to provide a local-adoption option to help jurisdictions meet their climate and energy goals, and how... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Madison

Multifamily / High Rise

Single family / Low Rise

Retrofit

Codes

Policy

The Challenge of Energy Efficiency in Rent-Regulated Housing

This session will examine how the energy use of the rent-regulated housing sector compares to that of market rate properties. We’ll discuss barriers to efficiency and explore policy strategies... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Chelsea

Multifamily / High Rise

Single family / Low Rise

Retrofit

Policy

* e.g., LBC, Net Zero, Passive HouseThursday, October 4, 2018 - 3:30pm
Session Title Time Speakers Room Areas of Focus
The All-Electric Multifamily: Trends, Technologies and Best Practices for Designing a Gas-Free Future

This session will explore electrification in Multifamily type buildings by looking at the data of 350 multifamily projects, then dive into current technologies for all-electric space heating and... Full Description

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm East Village

Multifamily / High Rise

New Construction

Retrofit

Adventures in Retrofitting: Lessons from Two Multifamily Passive House Projects

Two Passive House projects are nearing completion in Pittsburgh. Both will provide affordable housing to seniors. Both involve a Passive House retrofit of an abandoned elementary school. And... Full Description

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Madison

Multifamily / High Rise

Single family / Low Rise

Retrofit

Design Process

Standards in Action*

We Should Know Better: Top 10 Multifamily Design Mistakes

The residential building industry has made incredible progress toward sustainability and energy efficiency goals. At the same time, senior Green Rater and Registered Architect Steve Klocke finds... Full Description

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Manhattan

Multifamily / High Rise

Single family / Low Rise

New Construction

Design Process

Key Learnings from Utility-Owned Residential Geothermal and Solar REV Projects

This session explores how two REV demonstration projects, the Fruit Belt Neighborhood Solar project and the Long Island Geothermal project, each used a unique approach to bring renewable energy... Full Description

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm West Village

Resiliency

Energy Production

Technology

Designing for Comfort: From Basic Principles to New Tools for Design and Certification

New modeling tools can now allow designers an unprecedented view into how occupants will experience spaces long before they are built. This session will look at new methods for detailed thermal... Full Description

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Bryant Park

Commercial

Institutional

Multifamily / High Rise

Health & Comfort

Data Drives Controls and Energy Saving in Schools

This session will focus on specific case studies where schools leverage data analytics and controls to drive energy and cost savings, and highlight the use of energy monitoring for conservation... Full Description

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Chelsea

Commercial

Institutional

Multifamily / High Rise

Technology

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