BuildingEnergy NYC 2019 Conference Sessions

* e.g., LBC, Net Zero, Passive HouseThursday, September 26, 2019 - 9:00am
Session Title Time Speakers Room Areas of Focus
Carbon Counts! Calculating the Carbon Content of Commercial Construction

How much carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere as a result of your new construction project? With the advent of industry-wide Environmental Product Declarations (EPD’s) for most... Full Description

9:00 am to 10:30 am Exchange Hub West

Commercial

Institutional

New Construction

Electrification and Large Buildings: Roadblocks and Opportunities

As municipalities, states and federal mandates push for carbon reductions, fossil free buildings and a clean grid emerge as critical pathways. Achieving this on any building poses seriously... Full Description

9:00 am to 10:30 am The Forum

Commercial

Multifamily/High Rise

Retrofit

Rethink Water Heating: Tankless Electric is an Efficient, Zero-Emission Solution

BREAKOUT SPONSORED BY EEMAX - Discover the many ways tankless electric technology saves water and energy with a zero greenhouse gas footprint.

9:00 am to 10:00 am Water Studio

Technology

Codes/Policy

NYC's High Performance Retrofit Program and Resources

Speakers will provide an overview of NYC’s Climate Mobilization Act and the NYC Retrofit Accelerator’s High Performance Track, present new resources for deep energy retrofits including technology... Full Description

9:00 am to 10:30 am Exchange Hub East

Commercial

Institutional

Multifamily/High Rise

Retrofit

Technology

Codes/Policy

Tools for Electrification: EVs, Demand Response, Complete Air Barriers, and DHW

Four tight, impressive mini-presentations: Electric Vehicles: EV Infrastructure from Greenlots; Demand Response from B2Q Associates; Sealing Technology from Aeroseal; and Domestic HW+ Heat Pumps... Full Description

9:00 am to 10:30 am Wall Hub

Retrofit

New Construction

Energy Production & Storage

Technology

Building Operations

National Grid - Help Us Help You

BREAKOUT SPONSORED BY NATIONAL GRID - We will review our current Commercial & Industrial, Multifamily and Residential Energy Efficiency program offerings for our service territories of... Full Description

9:00 am to 10:00 am Front Studio

Commercial

Multifamily/High Rise

Single Family/Low Rise

Technology

Finance

* e.g., LBC, Net Zero, Passive HouseThursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:00am
Session Title Time Speakers Room Areas of Focus
Ongoing Operations Support in Multifamily Buildings

Building owners are faced with huge challenges to improve building performance in today’s NYC market. Updating equipment and buildings to operate as “smart buildings” is part of the solution to... Full Description

11:00 am to 12:00 pm Exchange Hub West

Multifamily/High Rise

Retrofit

Technology

Building Operations

Reduce, Recover, Repurpose: Low-Cost Approach to Prepare Your Facility for Electrified Heating and 80% GHG Reductions

Cost-effective carbon neutrality with electrified heating can today be achieved through a three-phased approach that focuses on energy reduction, recovery, and infrastructure repurposing. We will... Full Description

11:00 am to 12:00 pm Exchange Hub East

Retrofit

Resiliency

Technology

Integrated Systems

NYC’s Local Law 97 - Implementing, Reporting, Enforcement

BREAKOUT SPONSORED BY CUMMING CORPORATION - This interactive event will help identify what the roles are, who the players are, and what the biggest challenges are with regard to Local Law 97 (LL97... Full Description

11:00 am to 12:00 pm Front Studio

Retrofit

Codes/Policy

Shark Tank: Refining Your Pitch to Reluctant Stakeholders

Sign up to make your pitch at this lively, interactive session. Critical to energy project implementation is getting buy-in from building owners... Full Description

11:00 am to 12:00 pm The Forum

Commercial HVAC Retrofits in the Age of Electrification

This session will explore replacing existing packaged rooftop units (RTUs) at end of life with Very High Efficiency (VHE) heat or energy recovery ventilation as the dedicated outside air system (... Full Description

11:00 am to 12:00 pm Wall Hub

Retrofit

New Construction

Resiliency

Technology

Integrated Systems

Health & Comfort

Building Operations

Insights from a National Portfolio Facility O&M Staff High-Performance Training Effort

BREAKOUT SPONSORED BY TISHMAN SPEYER - Come learn from Charlie Marino of AKF and Jonathan Flaherty of Tishman Speyer on their recent collaboration in creating high performance operations and... Full Description

11:00 am to 12:00 pm Water Studio

Resiliency

Energy Production & Storage

Finance

* e.g., LBC, Net Zero, Passive HouseThursday, September 26, 2019 - 1:00pm
Session Title Time Speakers Room Areas of Focus
Electrify Your Health! How Electrification Can Improve Human Health in Urban Buildings

This session will detail factors contributing to optimal human health, both indoors and outdoors in the built environment; study emerging data from Harvard’s Ventilation/IAQ project and its hoped-... Full Description

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Exchange Hub West

Commercial

Multifamily/High Rise

Single Family/Low Rise

Health & Comfort

Achieving LEED Points in VRV Applications

BREAKOUT SPONSORED BY DAIKIN - This will be an overview presentation on how Daikin can help projects achieve LEED points by measuring the sustainability and performance of a building with regard... Full Description

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Water Studio

Technology

Standards in Action*

Demonstrated Leadership in Electrification Design

BREAKOUT SPONSORED BY BR+A CONSULTING ENGINEERS - Companies, campuses and cities are striving to build a carbon neutral future.

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Front Studio

Commercial

Technology

Integrated Systems

Codes/Policy

Cost-Effective Transition to Electrified Heating & Cooling with Distributed Generation

We’ll explore the operational and financial impact of electrifying heating and cooling systems that leverage distributed generation systems (CHP, Solar, battery storage) to help offset large... Full Description

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm The Forum

Multifamily/High Rise

Retrofit

New Construction

Energy Production & Storage

Scaling Heat Pump Retrofits: Come for the Efficiency, Stay for the Air Conditioning

Urban Green, NYSERDA and a group of 30 heat pump experts are developing a roadmap for scaling heat pumps in NYC's large multifamily buildings. Financial and technical hurdles have kept archaic... Full Description

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Exchange Hub East

Multifamily/High Rise

Retrofit

Technology

NYC Local Laws and Pathways to Municipal Building Electrification

New York City Local Law 31 of 2016 set stringent source energy use intensity (EUI) targets for the design of new municipal capital buildings, additions, and substantial reconstructions. Local Law... Full Description

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Wall Hub

Commercial

Institutional

Retrofit

New Construction

Design Process

Standards in Action*

Codes/Policy

NYSERDA’s RetrofitNY Solution Provider Roundtable

BREAKOUT SPONSORED BY NYSERDA - Join us for a roundtable discussion concerning key technologies needed for the RetrofitNY program and the program strategy in place to drive this market... Full Description

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Old Slip Studio

Retrofit

Technology

Codes/Policy

Finance

* e.g., LBC, Net Zero, Passive HouseThursday, September 26, 2019 - 2:30pm
Session Title Time Speakers Room Areas of Focus
Best Design Practices for Proper VRV Optimization and Integration

BREAKOUT SPONSORED BY DAIKIN - This will be a technical presentation geared for the HVAC professional who is interested in learning about best practices to properly apply VRV systems into a... Full Description

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm Water Studio

Commercial

Technology

Mastering the Tenant Engagement Process: Approaches and Case Studies

BREAKOUT SPONSORED BY NYSERDA - Engaging tenants in the pursuit of energy and carbon reductions is key to meeting New York City’s and the State’s aggressive climate impact mitigation goals.

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm Front Studio

Commercial

Technology

Finance

Electrifying Our Small Building Stock: Lessons from the Field

Come see the latest results from the NYSERDA cold climate air source heat pump demonstration. We will report new cost and energy data from 20 whole-building retrofits. At each 1-3 family building... Full Description

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm Exchange Hub East

Single Family/Low Rise

Retrofit

Technology

Electrifying the Buildings of Tomorrow

Electric energy for building heating and hot water consumption, in the past considered wasteful and expensive, is set to become the preferred and sustainable choice. We will explore the available... Full Description

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm Exchange Hub West

Retrofit

New Construction

Postmortem: Are Rating Systems Really Working?

Sustainability rating systems tend to either draw frustration or excitement. Join us to review the historical context, focus areas, components and real-world examples of success, hindsight moments... Full Description

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm Wall Hub

Institutional

Single Family/Low Rise

New Construction

Design Process

NY State Policy and Programs: A Push Towards Carbon Neutral Buildings

This session will provide an overview of New York State policies and programs that are driving the industry toward low carbon buildings for retrofit and new construction. The speakers –... Full Description

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm The Forum

Multifamily/High Rise

Single Family/Low Rise

Retrofit

New Construction

Standards in Action*

Codes/Policy

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