BuildingEnergy NYC 2020 Methods and Materials Showcase

The Methods and Materials Showcase will take place on Wednesday, September 23 and combines community events with interactive content from our industry partners. All events are accessible with a trade show pass.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Activity Time Presenters
Welcome to BuildingEnergy NYC: Opening Remarks

Join 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... Full Description

10:15 am to 10:30 am
How to Get Buy-in and Overcome Technical Challenges for a Chiller Electrification Project

Sponsored by EN-POWER GROUP
Learn how a luxury multifamily building overcame multiple challenges to electrify its central cooling plant. The 35-story, 560,000 sqft property located on... Full Description

10:30 am to 11:00 am
Live Site Tour with AEGIS Energy

Sponsored by AEGIS Energy
Join AEGIS Energy on a live site tour of one of their local projects.

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10:30 am to 11:00 am
Rise of the Affordable Passive House

Sponsored by Magnusson Architecture and Planning
Using 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... Full Description

10:30 am to 11:00 am
A Guide to CPC VeriFi™

Sponsored by Community Preservation Corporation
Join speakers from Community Preservation Corporation for a live, interactive how-to on their new tool: CPC VeriFi™, a free resource for... Full Description

11:00 am to 11:30 am
Materially Better Building: Tools & Techniques to Make Every Project Healthier

Sponsored by Integrated Eco Strategy
Every team wants their building to be the healthiest and most sustainable possible. Integrated Eco Strategy’s Live Demo will explain the methods... Full Description

11:00 am to 11:30 am
A German Perspective on Building Energy

Sponsored by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German American Chamber of Commerce in New York
Germany enjoys a stellar reputation throughout the world... Full Description

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Encore Presentation - Climate Justice Is Social Justice: How We Win
This 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... Full Description
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
RetrofitNY: Characterizing the Market for High-Performance Retrofits in New York State

Sponsored by NYSERDA
Syracuse University and Pratt Institute will present their study for RetrofitNY exploring predominant multifamily building typologies in New York State. Using... Full Description

12:30 pm to 1:15 pm
Preview of the Updated PHIUS+ 2021 Standard

Sponsored by PHIUS
Join speakers from PHIUS in an interactive preview of the updated PHIUS 2021+ standard.

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1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
RetrofitNY Market Characterization Q&A

Sponsored by NYSERDA
Join us for a post-session, interactive Q&A with RetrofitNY Market Characterization speakers Nina Sharifi and Gabrielle Brainard.

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1:15 pm to 1:45 pm
Condair Demo

Sponsored by Condair

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1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Specifying Tropical Wood to Prevent Deforestation and Reduce Embodied Carbon

Sponsored by Whole Forest
Two of the largest sources of global CO2 emissions are tropical deforestation and the mining, manufacturing, and transportation of building materials. What if... Full Description

1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Active Airflow Control with React Damper

Sponsored by Swegon North America
Active airflow control is a piece of the puzzle that helps deliver truly high performance in the built environment. High performance can mean thermal... Full Description

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Emerging Professionals Career Forum

This 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... Full Description

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
An Introduction to C-PACE Financing in New York City
Sponsored by Greenworks Lending
Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) provides long-term, low-cost financing for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy... Full Description
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Occupant-Oriented Decarbonization Strategies: Combining Healthy Buildings and Deep Energy Retrofits

Sponsored by Consigli 
With federal-, state- and organization-level requirements mandating changes towards a low-carbon society, facilities and project planning teams are facing... Full Description

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Is Change Imminent for Zero Energy Retrofits?

Sponsored by NYSERDA
What 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... Full Description

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Community Happy Hour

Celebrate 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... Full Description

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Diversity Caucus Info Session
In 2019, four members of the NESEA community stepped showed up to organize our first-ever Diversity Caucus, an event designed to bring together individuals underrepresented in the design and construction... Full Description
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm