BuildingEnergy NYC 14 Schedule - Sessions

10/16/2014 - 12:30
Session Title Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
Energy, Climate Change, and Resilience: NYC Strategies

Climate change constitutes an threat to civilization, and our responses to date have been far too modest. The NYC building sector is currently responsible for 75% of the city's GHG emissions.

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Multifamily Ventilation 302

Central ventilation systems in multifamily buildings are a vital building system that often compromises overall building performance.

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Small Commercial Retrofits: Utility and Public

The commercial sector is a tough nut to crack, particularly small commercial.

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

BIPV: Beauty and Power

Millions are spent on impressive building facades, day-lit atriums, and panoramic windows, without any power production, incentives, or payback.

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Portfolio Analysis. How to look at O&M in a whole new way, with big savings potential

There is more than one way to look at a portfolio. In this session, learn how changing the way you look can have a big impact on your bottom line.

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Higher Education: What You Can Learn

This panel will be an in-depth look at two universities, New York University and St.

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

10/16/2014 - 14:30
Session Title Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
Turning Big Ideas Into Reality

Listen to these three real estate sustainability leaders talk about the projects that most interest them and how they help bring New York’s big sustainability ideas to reality by implementing them... Full Description

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

LEDs and Beyond: The Best and Brightest

We now have efficient lighting products with excellent quality.

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

How to Build a Passive House: the building science, real-world implementation and occupancy

Passive House buildings have a reputation for super energy efficiency, occupant comfort and indoor air quality, while providing resilience and affordability.  How is this possible?

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Solar Thermal Now: Clean Comfort, Return on Investment

Solar thermal systems, used to heat water and interior space, work particularly well in urban areas where roof space is limited and the building occupancy load is substantial.

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Doin' It Well -- Retrofits, that is

Using real, NYC examples, this session highlights numerous types of multifamily retrofits, from big to small, incentive focused to bottom line driven.

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Commercial Office Buildings: How to Increase Your Building's Potential

This session will present best in practice retrofits including a chiller retrofit of the Time/Life Building, an overview of how to achieve major savings in Class B and C buildings through controls... Full Description

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

10/16/2014 - 17:30
Session Title Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
Big Ideas, Smart Buildings

This panel will explore different methodologies of extracting data from buildings, portfolios and large databases to drive energy efficiency projects.

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Do Green Buildings Use More Energy?

With New York City’s energy benchmarking and disclosure law now providing a wealth of data about the energy use of large buildings in NYC, it has become more evident that some LEED-certified... Full Description

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Rebuilding Neighborhoods After Sandy

Neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Sandy in two areas, Staten Island (Midland Beach, Ocean Breeze, Oakwood Beach, and Dongan Hills) and Far Rockaway, need completely different types of... Full Description

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Commercial Buildings as Virtual Power Plants
The transformation of select NYC buildings into virtual power plants capable of load curtailments on demand to meet the rising issue of peak demand management is a significant opportunity to... Full Description
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Leverage your Retrofit. Everything your auditor told you and more

Far too often, once a contractor is out of the building, we think the job is completed. Building staff and residents shouldn’t be left thumbing through a manual.

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Hotels: What Label Fits and How to Achieve It

This session will present real-world renovations and new construction practices that have resulted in more cost-effective operations, better guest experiences and higher rates for hotel rooms.

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

10/16/2014 - 19:30
Session Title Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
Integrated Energy Efficiency Policies in Three Leading Northeastern Cities

Government leaders from three Northeastern cities will discuss the integrated policies they have implemented to scale up energy efficiency in the largest public and private sector buildings in... Full Description

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Back-Up Power, Yet Another Reason to Explore CHP

 Combined Heat and Power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is an efficient, clean, and reliable technology, which simultaneously generates power and thermal energy from a single fuel source.

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Building Net Zero Homes: Lessons Learned

Net-Zero Energy Homes (NZEH) are no longer a futuristic concept. Companies around the tri-state region have completed NZEH's.

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Solar in the City

Solar power takes many forms and applications, from the wide variety of photovoltaics producing electricity to highly-efficient solar thermal for water heating or radiant space conditioning.

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Pushing the Envelope- Passive House and Living Buildings right here in NYC

What’s hot today could be lukewarm tomorrow. Stay ahead of the tides of change with tips from a Passive House pro and the low down on Living Buildings from a program ace.

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Healthcare: How to Create the Healthiest Buildings

This session will have three presentations. The first will discuss the internal commissioning group developed at NY Presbyterian and how it is has benefited hospital operations and reduced costs... Full Description

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm