BuildingEnergy NYC 2021 Community Events

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
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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 and contractors, enabling them to be real drivers of change in the market.

10:30 am to 11:30 am

Collaborating for Community Decarbonization

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.

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

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.

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Thursday, September 30, 2021
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Lifetime Member Breakfast

Grab your favorite morning brew and join other NESEA Lifetime Members for a virtual breakfast. You 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.

8:00 am to 8:45 am

Membership Concierge

NESEA Membership Manager, Katie Schendel, will be available to answer any questions about your current NESEA Membership or about becoming a NESEA Member.

9:00 am to 11:45 am

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?

10:00 am to 10:30 am

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.

11:45 am to 12:15 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 a professional resource.

1:15 pm to 2:00 pm

Membership Concierge

NESEA Membership Manager, Katie Schendel, will be available to answer any questions about your current NESEA Membership or about becoming a NESEA Member.

1:15 pm to 3:15 pm

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.

3:15 pm to 3:45 pm

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: Elizabeth Engoren and Elihu Dietz.

4:45 pm to 5:15 pm