BuildingEnergy NYC 2021 Methods and Materials Showcase

The Methods and Materials Showcase spans Sep. 29 -30 and includes sponsored sessions, community events, and networking opportunities. All events are accessible with a Showcase pass, which is available at no charge.  Register here.


Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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KEYNOTE - Small But Mighty: The Untapped Potential of Mid-Size Buildings

While regulations and policy discussions often focus on large buildings, much of New York City’s building stock is made up of mid-size commercial and residential buildings, both of which have a unique set of needs when it comes to electrification and decarbonization. This year’s keynote will focus on how to put the right tools and resources in the hands of building owners...   Full Description

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
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Implementing Carbon Drawdown: How Climate Smart Forestry and Carbon Negative Building Materials Can Help Reach Global Climate Goals

Sponsored by Whole Forest. During this interactive session with Whole Forest you will:
- Learn about the opportunities to go beyond Zero Carbon and towards buildings that support carbon capture and storage by sourcing carbon negative materials.
- Understand the natural carbon cycle that regulates the global climate and the role of forests, agriculture, and...   Full Description

The Benefits of Interior Airtightness and Vapor Control

Sponsored by 475 High Performance Building Supply. Learn the benefits of planning for airtightness inboard of building insulation to act as the primary air barrier in high performance projects. Interior airtightness and vapor control are fundamentals to creating assemblies optimized for comfort, carbon, safety, and health.   Full Description

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
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2021 PHIUS Standard

Sponsored by PHIUS. The new Phius 2021 standard is designed to drastically cut building carbon emissions while providing the framework to scale up the adoption of phius certification. This session will review the new Phius 2021 standard and highlight several NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence projects throughout NYS that used the phius standard as leverage to secure...   Full Description

ROCKWOOL RETROFIT – Flash Case Studies on Multiple Energy Retrofit Strategies Using Stone Wool Insulation

Sponsored by ROCKWOOL. No foam, no problem. This session will offer a lightening quick look at three projects representing three unique strategies on how to provide a deep energy retrofit of your building using fire-safe Stone Wool insulation:
- Stone Wool EIFS – Ken Soble Tower – Hamilton, Ontario (Passive House Certified)
- Rainscreen Over-cladding with...   Full Description

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Energy Efficiency Solutions for Commercial and Multifamily Properties and Small to Mid-sized Businesses

Sponsored by Con Edison. This session is recommended for conference attendees who own or manage multifamily buildings, commercial properties and small to mid-sized businesses. Learn how New Yorkers are reducing building emissions and saving money with energy efficiency and hear from the Con Edison Energy Efficiency Team will as they discuss technologies that increase...   Full Description

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Building Energy – A German Perspective

Sponsored by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German American Chamber of Commerce in New York. With energy prices on the rise and fossil fuel resources becoming scarce, both economic prosperity and competitiveness increasingly depend on our ability to use energy as efficiently as possible. Germany enjoys a stellar reputation throughout the...   Full Description

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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Collaborating for Community Decarbonization

WORKSHOP. How can the residents of “Energy Town, USA” meet their carbon emissions reduction goal in a way that lifts up their entire community? Working interactively and collaboratively in small breakout groups, participants in this workshop will develop innovative solutions to this challenge.   Full Description

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Revitalizing New York's Downtowns and Decarbonization

Sponsored by NYSERDA. This session will highlight of the intersection of the New York Department of State's highly successful Downtown Revitalization Initiative, and the State's decarbonization efforts.   Full Description

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Clean Heat Technologies

Sponsored by Con Edison. Is your building using clean energy? This Con Edison Energy Efficiency session will feature clean technologies that heat (and cool) buildings while using less fossil fuels and more renewable sources. Learn about electric-powered solutions, such as heat pumps, for your space and water heating needs. This session will include an overview of Con...   Full Description

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Heat2O – An engineered Heat Pump Solution to Meet the Needs for Commercial Domestic Hot Water Production

Sponsored by Mitsubishi. Learn about the QAHV – the first offering in Mitsubishi Electric’s Heat2O product lineup. This highly efficient Commercial Heat Pump Domestic Hot Water Heater can be designed into both new and retrofit installations, assisting building owners in electrification efforts. This session will cover the basics of technology, as well as system design...   Full Description

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Managing Costs to Decarbonize

Sponsored by NYSERDA. This session will focus on smart, integrated design and strategies being effectively used to reduce the costs of decarbonization.   Full Description

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm
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Understanding Electrification and Decarbonization Policies Across the Country

Sponsored by NORESCO. In this presentation, we describe electrification and decarbonization policies enacted by various state and local jurisdictions around the country, including those in New York, Colorado, California, and Washington. Attendees will learn about the different policy and technology approaches being taken to achieve energy, cost, and GHG reduction goals....   Full Description

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
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Clean Vehicles

Sponsored by Con Ed. Join us to learn about the clean vehicle initiatives and program available through Con Ed.   Full Description

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
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CHP 101 & NYC Case Studies

Sponsored by Dalkia Aegis.   Full Description

Live Demo: Swegon GOLD Air Handling Unit Key Energy Saving & IEQ Features

Sponsored by Swegon. Join us for a live demo highlighting key energy saving and IEQ features of the Swegon GOLD air handling unit, followed by Q&A.   Full Description

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
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How to Save Money and Reduce Your LL97 Exposure with Cogeneration

Sponsored by Dalkia Aegis.   Full Description

What's Up with Passive House?

Sponsored by NAPHN. Heard about Passive House but not sure what it's really about? Well, get the inside dope on why Passive House matters, how it's changing how professionals think and work with buildings, and how it can empower you to deliver on your ambitious sustainability goals. The Passive House Network's Executive Director tells the story and answers your questions...   Full Description

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
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Community Happy Hour

Celebrate the opening day of BuildingEnergy NYC 2021 with the Conference Co-Chairs Gwen McLaughlin and Adam Watson. After a brief welcome, participants will be sent into virtual breakout rooms to chat with one another in a small group setting. BYOB.   Full Description


Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 8:00am to 8:45am
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Lifetime Member Breakfast

Grab your favorite morning brew and join other NESEA Lifetime Members for a virtual breakfast. Lifetime Members will have the opportunity to connect with old friends and meet new members of our community during this informal gathering. Drop in for a minute or stay the hour! Jodi Smits Anderson, NESEA Board and Lifetime Member will facilitate introductions and networking.   Full Description

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
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VRF/VRV Heat Pumps and Their Role in Decarbonization

Sponsored by Daikin. Building electrification is one of the main strategies on the decarbonization journey. We will look at the role that the latest VRF/VRV heat pump technology can play in providing an all-electric solution for heating, cooling and ventilation   Full Description

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 10:00am to 10:30am
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Roundtable: Crafting a Diversity Caucus for BuildingEnergy NYC 2022

Join NESEA Board Member Andrea Mancino in a facilitated discussion about some of the ways in which we can use a diversity caucus to deepen the commitment to racial, gender, economic and disability justice in our NYC high-performance building world. What would be useful? How should it be structured? What are important topics to cover?   Full Description

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Decarbonization in the Coming Decade

Sponsored by NYSERDA. This session will be a policy outlook, focusing on the Climate Act's recommendations that are gaining traction, as a highlight of programs and tax credits in the market today that are supporting the cutting edge decarbonization projects.   Full Description

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 11:45am to 12:15pm
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Roundtable: Recruiting and Retaining Employees

Join NESEA Board Member Lauren Brust Moss for a facilitated, meeting-style conversation on the topic of recruiting and retaining employees.   Full Description

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
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What You Should Know about Next Generation Refrigerants

Sponsored By Daikin. A comprehensive explanation on the next generation of refrigerants and the important factors you will need to understand moving forward. This session will cover phaseout dates, blends, and what to expect for pricing and upcoming government policies.   Full Description

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 1:15pm to 2:00pm
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Deployment and Verification of High Performance Heat Pumps in New York

Sponsored by Daikin. During this session you’ll learn about high performance heat pump installations throughout New York. For each application, we’ll review the baseline condition, design considerations, solutions utilized, key learnings and share measured and validated performance data.   Full Description

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 a professional resource.   Full Description

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Buildings of Excellence

Sponsored by NYSERDA. This session will highlight the successes of Rounds 1 and 2 of this innovative building decarbonization program, and start to frame some of the potential program changes for the upcoming Round 3 of the program that is expected to launch soon.   Full Description

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 3:15pm to 3:45pm
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Roundtable: Using our Knowledge

Join NESEA Board Member Jodi Smits Anderson for a facilitated, meeting-style conversation reflecting on what we've learned from the last 20 months and how we will start to act on that knowledge. Intended to approximate the informal conversations that crop up in the hallways of in-person conferences between sessions, these roundtables are a chance to meet your fellow...   Full Description

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 4:45pm to 5:15pm
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Closing Reception

BYOB and join us for the conference's Closing Reception, to mark the end of the days of connecting around our conference theme of Collaboration. You'll interact with other conference attendees to share the big ideas and questions you're taking forward in your work. Current Conference Co-Chairs Adam Watson and Gwen McLaughlin will pass the torch to next year's Co-Chairs:...   Full Description

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