BuildingEnergy NYC 2019 Conference Sessions

* e.g., LBC, Net Zero, Passive HouseThursday, September 26, 2019 - 9:00am
Session Titlesort descending 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

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 one of the critical pathways. Achieving this on any building poses... Full Description

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Commercial

Multifamily/High Rise

Retrofit

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

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, in a learning arc feeding electrification of our built environment: Electric Vehicles: EV Infrastructure from Greenlots; Demand... Full Description

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Retrofit

New Construction

Energy Production & Storage

Technology

Building Operations

* e.g., LBC, Net Zero, Passive HouseThursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:00am
Session Titlesort descending Time Speakers Room Areas of Focus
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

Retrofit

New Construction

Resiliency

Technology

Integrated Systems

Health & Comfort

Building Operations

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

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

Retrofit

Resiliency

Technology

Integrated Systems

Shark Tank: Refining Your Pitch to Reluctant Stakeholders

As engineers and architects, we work in a highly fragmented sector and often aren’t speaking the same language as our stakeholders or asking the right questions. With the right pitch, an idea is... Full Description

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

* e.g., LBC, Net Zero, Passive HouseThursday, September 26, 2019 - 1:00pm
Session Titlesort descending Time Speakers Room Areas of Focus
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

Multifamily/High Rise

Retrofit

New Construction

Energy Production & Storage

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

Commercial

Multifamily/High Rise

Single Family/Low Rise

Health & Comfort

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

Commercial

Institutional

Retrofit

New Construction

Design Process

Standards in Action*

Codes/Policy

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

Multifamily/High Rise

Retrofit

Technology

* e.g., LBC, Net Zero, Passive HouseThursday, September 26, 2019 - 2:30pm
Session Titlesort descending Time Speakers Room Areas of Focus
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

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

Retrofit

New Construction

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

Multifamily/High Rise

Single Family/Low Rise

Retrofit

New Construction

Standards in Action*

Codes/Policy

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

Institutional

Single Family/Low Rise

New Construction

Design Process

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