BuildingEnergy NYC 2020 Conference Sessions

* e.g., LBC, Net Zero, Passive HouseThursday, September 24, 2020 - 9:00am
Session Title Speakers Areas of Focus
Dual Temperature Buildings: High Carbon & Energy Users, Leveraging Capital Upgrades for the LL97 Paradigm

Dual temperature buildings utilize a hydronic loop for both heating and cooling and typically rely on steam boilers or utility steam and steam-fed chillers. These buildings typically use at least... Full Description

Commercial

Multifamily/High Rise

Retrofit

Insulating the Future: Reducing Embodied & Operational Carbon with Next-Generation All-Wood Insulation

Insulation products are unique among construction materials, because their essential function is to reduce the operational space heating and cooling energy demands of buildings. However, 90... Full Description

Single Family/Low Rise

New Construction

Technology

Health & Comfort

C-PACE as a Financing Tool for Deep Energy Retrofits to Comply with Local Law 97

Recent legislation passed by the New York City Council (Local Law 97) is putting tremendously strict new requirements on commercial buildings (including non-rent controlled multifamily) to reduce... Full Description

Commercial

Multifamily/High Rise

Retrofit

Retrofit for Tomorrow: Meet the Danish Frontrunners

To accelerate deep energy efficiency retrofits, cities need better collaboration and international knowledge exchange. Strict building codes, energy labeling, and an innovative retrofit industry... Full Description

Commercial

Institutional

Multifamily/High Rise

Retrofit

* e.g., LBC, Net Zero, Passive HouseThursday, September 24, 2020 - 10:30am
Session Title Speakers Areas of Focus
Multifamily Ventilation: A Tale of Two Cities

Central ventilation systems in multifamily buildings are a critical health and safety system, with significant energy and carbon ramifications. Through case studies, this session will highlight... Full Description

Multifamily/High Rise

Retrofit

Health & Comfort

Building Operations

Behind the Meter: The Challenges & Opportunities of Solar & Storage in NYC’s Multifamily Buildings

While there is growing adoption of solar and energy storage systems in the US as a whole, there are still significant and unique challenges that are preventing New York City from achieving... Full Description

Multifamily/High Rise

Resiliency

Nature Knows: Diversity in Practice

Diversity in a natural ecosystem – plants, animals, insects, microbes – is essential for long-term systemic health. Nature’s principle of “strength through diversity” can apply to us... Full Description

Design Process

Health & Comfort

Building Operations

Moving the Masses toward Timber Construction

As members of the AEC industry, it is our responsibility to understand and champion low embodied-carbon building materials. Concurrently, mass timber products such as cross-laminated timber have... Full Description

Commercial

Institutional

Multifamily/High Rise

Design Process

* e.g., LBC, Net Zero, Passive HouseThursday, September 24, 2020 - 12:30pm
Session Title Speakers Areas of Focus
New York State’s Path to All-Electric, Carbon-Neutral Buildings

This session will provide an overview of two groundbreaking clean energy initiatives coming out of NYSERDA: the Carbon Neutral Buildings Roadmap and the Building Electrification Roadmap. These... Full Description

Resiliency

Energy Production & Storage

Integrated Systems

Building Operations

Occupant Behavior & Engagement

Finance

Using Data to Allocate Time & Capital across a Multi-Family Real Estate Portfolio

Data-driven decision-making is the process of basing operational and investment decisions on actual data, rather than intuition or observation alone. With an 11,500-unit portfolio stretching... Full Description

Multifamily/High Rise

Technology

Health & Comfort

Finance

Electrifying a 100-Year-Old NYC Pre-War Multifamily Building

During this session you will learn about an important moderate-income multifamily building in New York City that went through a major transformation to electrify its heating and hot water,... Full Description

Multifamily/High Rise

Single Family/Low Rise

Retrofit

A Toxic Investment? Your Building’s Health Begins with Healthy Materials

Let’s make the multifamily affordable housing synonymous with healthy building construction. Many of us already seek out healthy materials for our projects, and all of us can with the right... Full Description

Commercial

Multifamily/High Rise

Single Family/Low Rise

Health & Comfort

Building Operations

Occupant Behavior & Engagement

* e.g., LBC, Net Zero, Passive HouseThursday, September 24, 2020 - 1:45pm
Session Title Speakers Areas of Focus
Unlocking the Value of Retrocommissioning: How to Achieve Energy & Carbon Reduction Goals through Training & Culture

Every successful Retro-Commissioning (retro-cx) project and program includes collaboration with the building’s operating staff. It is critical to foster a culture of trust and engagement with all... Full Description

Refining Refrigerants for the Future

Refrigerants used in building systems have historically been a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. While eliminating chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s) and moving towards refrigerants such as... Full Description

Design Process

Technology

Integrated Systems

Building Operations

New York Energy Manager: Big Data, Better Analytics

The New York Energy Manager (NYEM) gives customers unprecedented insight into their building usage by using real-time data to improve building energy performance, reduce environmental impact, and... Full Description

Commercial

Institutional

Building Operations

Out of [Site], in the Air: Embodied Carbon & Material Selection

Embodied Carbon (EC) emissions from the building sector produce 11% of annual global GHG emissions (second to transportation). Embodied carbon, unlike operational carbon, is out of sight, off site... Full Description

Retrofit

New Construction

Design Process

Resiliency

Technology

Standards in Action*

Codes/Policy

* e.g., LBC, Net Zero, Passive HouseThursday, September 24, 2020 - 3:00pm
Session Title Speakers Areas of Focus
Improving your Project's Material Health
A project’s construction materials can have significant and enduring health effects—not only on the building's occupants, but also on the community where the products are produced and disposed... Full Description

Health & Comfort

New Heat Pump Technologies to the Rescue

New innovative heat pump products are entering the New York market in order to help electrify space heating and improve space cooling efficiency. These products are alternatives to traditional... Full Description

Commercial

Multifamily/High Rise

Retrofit

Uncovering the True Cost of Passive House: What We Can Learn from the Early Adopters

How do we get lenders to fund high-performance construction and developers to drive adoption? With data. While the Passive House design movement has been active in the US and Canada since 1973, it... Full Description

Multifamily/High Rise

Building Operations

Standards in Action*

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