Session IDEventDescriptionEvent TimeStart TimeEnd TimeRoom / LocationPresentersNid
Welcome to BuildingEnergy NYC: Opening RemarksJoin us for the first event of BuildingEnergy NYC 2020! Conference Co-chairs Andrea Mancino and Sara Bayer will present welcoming remarks, an overview of the event, and insight into the theme and process that created this year's event. All are welcome.09/23/2020 - 10:15 am to 10:30 am09/23/2020 - 10:15 am09/23/2020 - 10:30 amSara Bayer, Andrea Mancino, Loic Chappoz, Lauren Moss
NYC20-M3Site Tour with AEGIS EnergySponsored by AEGIS EnergyJoin AEGIS Energy on a live site tour of one of their local projects.09/23/2020 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am09/23/2020 - 10:30 am09/23/2020 - 11:00 amDaniel Burke
NYC20-M1How to Get Buy-in and Overcome Technical Challenges for a Chiller Electrification ProjectSponsored by EN-POWER GROUPLearn how a luxury multifamily building overcame multiple challenges to electrify its central cooling plant. The 35-story, 560,000 sqft property located on Central Park South worked with EN‑POWER GROUP to upgrade its outdated single-stage steam absorption chiller. Our engineers faced a tight construction schedule, a heavily foot-trafficked location, and limited electrical infrastructure but successfully replaced the chiller on time with a far more efficient electric modular chiller plant, all while avoiding expensive rigging and re-wiring of the facility.Moderated by Elizabeth Engoren, PE, the session will feature Christopher Cafiero, the property manager of the building, and Michael Scorrano, PE, the principal engineer who designed and installed this engineering project. Together, they will discuss the technical and logistical aspects of the work and how they minimized disruption to residents. To read about the project before the session,visit: 09/23/2020 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am09/23/2020 - 10:30 am09/23/2020 - 11:00 amChristopher Cafiero, Elizabeth Engoren, Michael Scorrano
NYC20-M2Rise of the Affordable Passive HouseSponsored by Magnusson Architecture and PlanningUsing MAP projects as examples, we'll look at how affordable housing has helped lead the way on sustainability and talk about what's next for the industry.09/23/2020 - 10:30 am to 11:00 am09/23/2020 - 10:30 am09/23/2020 - 11:00 amMatt Scheer, Rachel Simpson
NYC20-M4A Guide to CPC VeriFi™Sponsored by Community Preservation CorporationJoin speakers from Community Preservation Corporation for a live, interactive how-to on their new tool: CPC VeriFi™, a free resource for building owners to help them calculate the potential savings from different energy efficiency and water conservation upgrades.09/23/2020 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am09/23/2020 - 11:00 am09/23/2020 - 11:30 amDanielle Donnelly
NYC20-M5Materially Better Building: Tools & Techniques to Make Every Project HealthierSponsored by Integrated Eco StrategyEvery team wants their building to be the healthiest and most sustainable possible. Integrated Eco Strategy’s Live Demo will explain the methods and demonstrate the tools to accomplish this effectively and deliver your green projects on time and on budget.Carbon can be offset, but we cannot offset health or social justice. Drawing on a decade of experience helping clients achieve Living Building Challenge (LBC) and other sustainability certifications, Integrated Eco Strategy can now help any project team produce buildings that are better for everyone concerned—from fence line communities to factory and construction workers to clients and their occupants—and do it efficiently and affordably.IES employs the LBC Red List to evaluate the building products your projects require. To use the list effectively, we created our software platform Red2Green (R2G), now in use nationwide. R2G includes a database of more than 12,000 products from over 3000 manufacturers and tracks, well, pretty much everything on every project.We have a simple goal: To ensure that each new project can be the healthiest you have ever created. Join us to see how. 09/23/2020 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am09/23/2020 - 11:00 am09/23/2020 - 11:30 amClark Semon, Charley Stevenson, Matt Root, Lisa Carey Moore
BOS20-214Encore Presentation - Climate Justice Is Social Justice: How We WinThis session was originally presented in August at BuildingEnergy Boston. It received high acclaim from attendees. With panelists' permission, we are re-airing the session as a special Community Event in order to make this critical content as accessible as possible to a wide audience. We need to win! We are faced with the mortal challenge of saving ourselves and our planet in a short handful of years. To address such a complex problem as human-driven climate change, we need complex thinking that integrates people and the planet. Climate justice is a framework that foregrounds the intersectionality of our movements for an ecological response like green building, with our movements towards more just social relationships and institutions. This panel highlights the work of green building and renewable energy professionals working at the intersection of Climate Resilience and Social Justice. Our panelists are passionate, intelligent change-makers. They are working on climate change solutions while centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the daily practice of their businesses and organizations.This panel is facilitated by Mel Baiser and Ace McArleton. Note: If the price of a BuildingEnergy NYC conference pass or a trade show-only pass is not easily within your means, you can register for a free trade show pass using the code "NYC20WedComp" to access community events on September 23.09/23/2020 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm09/23/2020 - 11:30 am09/23/2020 - 1:00 pmMel Baiser, Michael Chávez, Shelley Francis, Ace McArleton, Daphany R. Sanchez
NYC20-M6A German Perspective on Building EnergySponsored by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German American Chamber of Commerce in New YorkGermany enjoys a stellar reputation throughout the world for its high-quality technical products and practical expertise in the field of energy efficiency and has established itself as an international market leader in the fields of energy efficiency and green buildings. Over the past years, the use of German products and technologies in the U.S. building industry has grown consistently. This session will focus on a German perspective on building energy, featuring leaders from a select group of German companies who will share their expertise and present their newest solutions and projects.  Agenda:11:30 am Welcome and IntroductionDavid Gill, Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New YorkDietmar Rieg, President & CEO, German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. 11:40 am Passive House Policy & Implementation in North AmericaAndreas Benzing, President New York Passive House Inc. 11:50 am Smarten up your building – A Grid-interactive Efficient Building SolutionJean-Marie Bergeal, CEO MeteoViva Inc. 12:00 pm Panel discussion – Energy Efficiency Made in GermanyModeration: Johanna Brusa, Economic and Press Affairs, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New YorkAndreas Benzing, President New York Passive House Inc.Jean-Marie Bergeal, CEO MeteoViva Inc. 09/23/2020 - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm09/23/2020 - 11:30 am09/23/2020 - 12:30 pmAndreas Benzing, Jean-Marie Bergeal, Johanna Brusa, David Gill, Dietmar Rieg
NYC20-M7NYSERDA RetrofitNY: Characterizing the Market for High-Performance Retrofits in New York StateSponsored by NYSERDA Syracuse University and Pratt Institute will present their study for RetrofitNY exploring predominant multifamily building typologies in New York State. Using existing building inventory data and archival resources, the study identifies seven predominant low- and mid-rise building typologies in the state. Each type is characterized based on its quantity, regional distribution, and attributes relevant to high-performance retrofits (such as massing, exterior wall construction, and fenestration). This information will provide market insight to assist manufacturers in developing products to serve the emerging retrofit market.09/23/2020 - 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm09/23/2020 - 12:30 pm09/23/2020 - 1:15 pmGabrielle Brainard, Nina Sharifi
NYC20-M8Preview of the Updated PHIUS+ 2021 StandardSponsored by PHIUSJoin speakers from PHIUS in an interactive preview of the updated PHIUS 2021+ standard.09/23/2020 - 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm09/23/2020 - 1:00 pm09/23/2020 - 1:30 pmLisa White, Graham Wright
RetrofitNY Market Characterization Q&ASponsored by NYSERDAJoin us for a post-session, interactive Q&A with RetrofitNY Market Characterization speakers Nina Sharifi and Gabrielle Brainard.09/23/2020 - 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm09/23/2020 - 1:15 pm09/23/2020 - 1:45 pmGabrielle Brainard, Nina Sharifi
NYC20-M9How to Improve Your Home & Your Health with Condair HumiLifeSponsored by CondairAs people on average spend over 90% of their lives indoors, it is imperative that we consider the quality of the air that we breathe. It has been scientifically proven that an indoor relative humidity level between 40-60% is optimal for our health, comfort and for the preservation of our valuable investments. Condair HumiLife provides a diverse, industry leading portfolio of professional home humidification solutions. With our quality, cutting-edge products in addition to our technical expertise, we are dedicated to providing optimized solutions to improve your home’s air quality. Our humidification solutions maintain the highest level of hygiene while also reducing energy consumption. 09/23/2020 - 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm09/23/2020 - 1:30 pm09/23/2020 - 2:00 pmErica Ziino, Todd Clarke, Tina Hemming, Emily de Leon, Jake D'Aloisio
NYC20-M10Specifying Tropical Wood to Prevent Deforestation & Reduce Embodied CarbonSponsored by Whole ForestTwo of the largest sources of global CO2 emissions are tropical deforestation and the mining, manufacturing, and transportation of building materials. What if the production of materials could prevent deforestation and its carbon emissions? Whole Forest has been working with Ecuadorian communities to produce tropical hardwood products, like wall tiles and flooring, that encourage conservation of highly threatened rainforests. The amount of carbon able to remain sequestered in the forest is assigned to the volume of wood specified as a carbon offset. This is a new model of calculating embodied carbon that Whole Forest is pioneering.Join this conversation with the Whole Forest team in which they discuss how sustainable community forestry can produce materials that dramatically reduce embodied carbon. Participants will also learn how to specify and customize Whole Forest products. We welcome follow-up conversations and requests for samples.09/23/2020 - 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm09/23/2020 - 1:30 pm09/23/2020 - 2:00 pmMaura Costello, Peter Pinchot
Emerging Professionals Career ForumThis interactive event is designed for emerging professionals, including students, to meet one another and share strategies for building networks, navigating early career challenges, and leveraging NESEA as a professional resource.Attendees will have a chance to hone their networking skills and exchange advice while they meet one another in breakout groups led by members of the NESEA community.Featured practice areas may include architecture, construction/building, the nonprofit sector, landscape, municipal/policy, energy modeling & engineering, and renewable energy. Note: If the price of a BuildingEnergy NYC conference pass or a trade show-only pass is not easily within your means, you can register for a free trade show pass using the code "NYC20WedComp" to access community events on September 23.09/23/2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm09/23/2020 - 2:00 pm09/23/2020 - 3:00 pmHaripriya Elumalai, Jordana Vasquez, Karno Widjaja
NYC20-M11Active Airflow Control with React DamperSponsored by Swegon North AmericaActive airflow control is a piece of the puzzle that helps deliver truly high performance in the built environment. High performance can mean thermal comfort, indoor air quality (IAQ), energy savings, low carbon emissions and pressurization. Active airflow control is a system of controls and components that can vary the airflow in response to dynamic changes in the occupied space. Ashkan Oghabi, Regional Sales Manager, will demo Swegon’s React damper and how to meet high performance in the occupied space utilizing React. A question and answer period will follow the product demo.09/23/2020 - 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm09/23/2020 - 2:00 pm09/23/2020 - 2:30 pmAshkan Oghabi
NYC20-M12An Introduction to C-PACE Financing in New York CitySponsored by Greenworks Lending Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) provides long-term, low-cost financing for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy projects in commercial buildings. The program starts with a state or local-level government policy that classifies clean energy upgrades as a public benefit. These upgrades can be financed with no money down and then repaid as a benefit assessment on the property tax bill over a term that matches the useful life of the improvements. The assessment transfers on the sale of the property and can be passed through to tenants where appropriate. While facilitating sustainability efforts, the program reduces property owners’ annual costs and provides dramatically better-than-market financing for green new construction. Recent policy in New York City has been passed to allow this financing mechanism for commercial properties in the five boroughs. This presentation will be a comprehensive introduction to C-PACE and will cover:- How C-PACE Works- Benefits of C-PACE- Qualifying Properties and Project Types- How C-PACE Helps Enhance and Complete Capital Stacks- How C-PACE Can Help Property Owners Save Money and Meet the City’s Ambitious Climate Targets- How to Get Started with C-PACE09/23/2020 - 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm09/23/2020 - 3:00 pm09/23/2020 - 3:30 pmMike Doty
NYC20-M13Occupant-Oriented Decarbonization Strategies: Combining Healthy Buildings & Deep Energy RetrofitsSponsored by Consigli With federal-, state- and organization-level requirements mandating changes towards a low-carbon society, facilities and project planning teams are facing challenges in the push to reach Net Zero and carbon reduction goals. New construction, by default, is being built with low-carbon strategies in mind; but what can we do to ensure that our existing buildings are optimized for health while retrofitting them with low-carbon infrastructure? This brief discussion will highlight some of the existing building energy analyses, deep energy retrofit strategies and healthy building considerations owners can make to shift towards energy efficiency upgrades to not only meet carbon-reduction commitments, but optimize for building occupant health and wellbeing.09/23/2020 - 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm09/23/2020 - 3:00 pm09/23/2020 - 3:30 pmSteven Burke, Kailash Viswanathan
NYC20-M14Is Change Imminent for Zero Energy Retrofits?Sponsored by NYSERDAWhat will the zero-energy retrofit market look like in five years? In 10? What signposts can we see already that suggest change is right around the corner? And what role will you play in it? In this session we’ll go over the signposts and what we see occurring in the zero-energy retrofit market over the next five years. 09/23/2020 - 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm09/23/2020 - 3:30 pm09/23/2020 - 4:00 pmJames Geppner
Community Happy HourCelebrate the opening day of BuildingEnergy NYC 2020 with the conference leadership and other attendees. After a brief welcome, participants will be sent into virtual breakout rooms to chat with one another in a small group setting. BYOB. Note: If the price of a BuildingEnergy NYC conference pass or a trade show-only pass is not easily within your means, you can register for a free trade show pass using the code "NYC20WedComp" to access community events on September 23.09/23/2020 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm09/23/2020 - 4:00 pm09/23/2020 - 5:00 pmSara Bayer, Andrea Mancino
Diversity Caucus Info SessionIn 2019, four members of the NESEA community stepped up to organize our first-ever Diversity Caucus, an event designed to bring together individuals underrepresented in the design and construction sector. This event took place at the BuildingEnergy Boston conference. Over 70 participants spoke out about instances of discrimination, oppression, and microaggressions, and shared strategies, successes, and strengths of their social identities. They also brainstormed steps for NESEA to take to demonstrate its commitment to diversity: the ideas generated during the caucus were developed into a report which was presented to the Board of Directors. During this info session on September 23, the four organizers of the 2019 event will convene a conversation around their approach to designing the caucus, its intention, and its future. They will rally support for members of the NESEA community interested in this work to develop future Diversity Caucuses and related initiatives throughout our territory, particularly NYC. Note: If the price of a BuildingEnergy NYC conference pass or a trade show-only pass is not easily within your means, you can register for a free trade show pass using the code "NYC20WedComp" to access community events on September 23.09/23/2020 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm09/23/2020 - 5:30 pm09/23/2020 - 6:30 pmMel Baiser, Miriam Gee, Ace McArleton, Maria Washington