Session NumberSession TitleSession DescriptionTrackTime SlotStart TimeEnd TimeRoom / LocationSession Speaker(s)Session Chair(s)CEU InformationCEU CreditsExperience LevelLearning Objective 1Learning Objective 2Learning Objective 3Learning Objective 4Path With Node IDPathEvalauation Link
Energy on a Budget How are affordable housing companies doing energy retrofits with vulnerable populations, with the added challenges of how to make it happen on a tight budget? What is being done on small budgets that make an impact, not only for savings but also for tenant education? What are these organizations doing about tenant engagement to help drive savings and foster assistance for the tenants to understand the importance of energy efficiency? The answers to these questions and more will be explored in this session.BENYC1611/3/2016 12:00-AM11/3/2016 12:00-AMChelseaLaurie Schoeman , Shai Lauros , Anivelca Cordova , Timothy Cummings
REV Roundtable: Program Design & Projects Breaking GroundThis session will provide attendees with a high-level update on the REV (Reforming the Energy Vision) proceedings in New York State paired with examples and discussion of how REV is impacting program design and energy projects on the ground. Leaders from REV Demo projects will present specific projects in addition to reviewing the program as a whole. Program administrators will be on hand to discuss how REV is impacting their program planning in the short and long term. The panel discussion will also invite managers of large building portfolios to outline the ways REV is impacting their energy planning and project implementation.BENYC1611/3/2016 12:00-AM11/3/2016 12:00-AMManhattanGreg Hale , Jamie Brennan , Vanessa Ulmer , Kelly Dougherty , Jon Nickerson
Climate Adaptation & ResiliencyAlmost exactly four years ago, Superstorm Sandy hit New York and the east coast. The recovery focused attention on making the region’s communities, infrastructure, and buildings more resilient for future challenges of climate change. This session will explore successes and different approaches in public and private sectors working towards resiliency. We’ll examine a large corporation’s strategy for multiple buildings and operations and New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) approach to making vulnerable communities resilient while contributing to the City’s 80x50 carbon goal. Discussions will consider how well prepared the City is now and weigh its ongoing public and private initiatives.BENYC1611/3/2016 12:00-AM11/3/2016 12:00-AMChelseaCameron Thomson , Michael Bosco , Joy Sinderbrand , Kate Boicourt
Empowering NYC to Fight Climate Change and ThriveClimate change presents New York City with significant challenges to adapt infrastructure, livelihoods and maintain a quality of life that makes it one of the great world capitals. And as New Yorkers, we face these challenges together: we breathe the same air, drink from the same water supply, and suffer the same impacts of hotter summers and bigger storms. To ensure we create a more sustainable, equitable, and resilient city, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio committed to reduce New York City’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80% from 2005 levels by 2050 (80 x 50) - the level that the United Nations projects is necessary to avert the most disastrous impacts of climate change. Hear the Mayor's Office of Sustainability explain its integrated 80 x 50 Report, spanning buildings, energy supply, solid waste, and transportation networks - charting a course away from fossil fuels and toward a more vibrant future.BENYC1611/3/2016 12:00-AM11/3/2016 12:00-AMManhattanKate Gouin , John Lee , Benjamin Mandel
Health and Wellness and Your Bottom Line: The Right Energy Efficient Solutions to a Healthier Indoor Environment That Gives More Than It Takes As the next generation of building design guidelines are being progressively questioned/challenged by the public, thought leaders in the public and private sectors are stepping up their games when it comes to the implementations of energy efficient building upgrades/retrofits/designs that make significant health and wellness impacts on the occupants. The elevated health impacts from the implementation of quality programs and projects have the potential for major economic and socio-economic impacts as a result of enhanced productivity. This session will discuss some of the actions that have been taken by public and private organizations, featuring well lighting demonstrations and testimonials that conclude the preliminary results of these impacts in commercial spaces, schools, and on the general public.BENYC1611/3/2016 12:00-AM11/3/2016 12:00-AMWest VillageColleen Flynn , Jennifer Taranto , Robert McCamon
Can We Future-Proof Our Historic Buildings? Passive House and Preservation Working TogetherMost of NYC's buildings are already built, with many buildings more than 100 years old. An ever-growing portion of NYC falls within historic districts. Can we protect these structures so that they will last another 100 years while making them as energy efficient as needed to meet carbon reduction goals? Find out how architects, builders, engineers, and historic preservationists are implementing innovative Passive House methods in NYC to do just that.BENYC1611/3/2016 8:30-AM11/3/2016 10:00-AMBryant ParkMichael Ingui , Kevin Brennan , Cramer Silkworth , Cory Herrala
Building Energy Efficiency: Why? What? How? A 101 SessionYou know that building energy efficiency is critical to meeting our society's carbon reduction goals, and you see it driving public policy, codes, and new certification programs. But where do you start to digest it all? It's overwhelming! This session takes a step back and gives an introduction to the underlying building science, the physics, and their connections to comfort, health, and efficiency. Find out why it matters so much. Then the session will give an overview of what's happening now in codes and certification programs and policies - providing guidance on next steps professionally and also on what conference sessions might be most useful to you through the day.BENYC1611/3/2016 8:30-AM11/3/2016 10:00-AMChelseaYetsuh Frank , Christa Waring
Building Operations: The Front Line of Sustainability Compliance and Green LeadershipOperating buildings, especially in NYC, can be challenging all by itself. Now throw in additional compliance or organization goals to operate more efficiently and the requirement to track the operational data, and you have an even bigger web of to-do’s to get through as owners/operators. From this panel of experts, hear how data are helping building owners, where there are still gaps in what we are collecting, how to start to turn data collection into actionable items, and what groups are doing to stay involved and ahead of the curve. Hear what programs are helping organizations achieve the results they are looking for, and how the programs that cities have rolled out are impacting the industry.BENYC1611/3/2016 8:30-AM11/3/2016 10:00-AMEast VillageRichard Yancey , Michael Davis , Peter Lampen , David Sachs
LEED v4 in New York CityThis session combines experts in LEED New Construction, LEED Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance, and LEED for Homes Multifamily Midrise to get the BuildingEnergy audience ready to succeed with LEED v4. In the first segment, presenters will describe the opportunities and challenges of LEED v4 for large scale new construction projects in New York City.  The session will examine insights from active projects focusing on lessons learned and key steps in planning. The second segment will describe how NYC's LEED for Homes projects of various shapes and sizes can make the most of v4 changes. The final section will describe how Local Law 87 sets the stage for LEED-EBOM, and how NYC building owners can use EBOM certification for increased market value, tenant retention, and further operational savings.BENYC1611/3/2016 8:30-AM11/3/2016 10:00-AMMadisonWhitney Smith , Asa Foss , Paula Zimin , Susan Kaplan
Solar + Storage: Technology Options for Profitable ResiliencyCurrent 21st-century buildings with no energy production and storage are as unprepared for the future as early 20th-century construction without electricity or indoor plumbing. With local utility, city, state, and federal incentives, these technologies not only provide resiliency, they also expand financing options and improve your building’s bottom line. Successfully combining photovoltaic and battery storage or fuel cell technology requires balance. Each storage technology has its own strengths/liabilities such as expense, volume, safety requirements, power or discharge rates, peak demand shaving, load-shifting, and total life cycles. Speakers will discuss the advantages and challenges of matching solar and storage for the future of our buildings, cities, and civilization.BENYC1611/3/2016 8:30-AM11/3/2016 10:30-AMWest VillageSteven Strong , Amelia Amon , Nicholas Davis , Lyle Rawlings
NYC Public Buildings and Public Housing: Strategies, Programs, Successes, and FailuresNYC agencies have a mandate to “lead by example” in energy / CO2 emission reduction. Strategies employed by public agencies to improve, manage, and upgrade their buildings will be presented at this session. Lessons being learned in housing, institutional and educational along with traditional commercial buildings will be discussed along with a presentation on how to quantify and measure successes and failures. Panelists will discuss why certain strategies were chosen, what impact their decisions have had, and what has changed as a result of shifting targets and goals.BENYC1611/3/2016 10:30-AM11/3/2016 11:30-AMManhattanMichael Bobker , Tria Case , Bomee Jung , Ellen Zielinski
Beat the Clock: A 2030 District Can Accelerate NYC's Sustainable Progress How can a district model facilitate integrating innovation, aggregation, and community action to accelerate progress toward Urban Climate Sustainability and Resilience? Speakers in this session will present background of the 2030 Districts, collaborative methods and goals, metrics for success, and the status of the Emerging NYC 2030 District.BENYC1611/3/2016 10:30-AM11/3/2016 11:30-AMChelseaHaym Gross , Rory Christian , Brian Geller , Frank Maricic
One Building, Two Buildings, PORTFOLIO (Real-Life Stories of Portfolio Management)What happens when you break the cycle of thinking about what audit is due and what compliance is required to operate your multifamily housing? What if we think about our portfolio as one entity? In this 60-minute session, learn how owners and operators used portfolio management, but not a computer system, to reduce spending, innovate capital repairs, and integrate them into an energy management plan to see real savings. A technical service provider will share some data on a year of portfolio management and what they are doing to make the system even stronger. Sometimes taking a step back brings you two or three steps forward.BENYC1611/3/2016 10:30-AM11/3/2016 11:30-AMEast VillageSamantha Pearce , Sam Weisenberg
The Missing Piece: Tenants in Building-wide Strategies towards EfficiencyThis session will explore the impact individual building occupants have on the whole building energy footprint and discuss ways to increase occupant engagement in active energy management, increase participation in sustainability initiatives, and encourage energy conscious decisions. We will talk about utilizing energy consumption data available to building management and ways to develop engaging active participation from occupants in the overall sustainability plan.BENYC1611/3/2016 10:30-AM11/3/2016 11:30-AMMadisonSaheel Chandrani , Roya Kazemi , Molly Zinzi
What Does It Cost to Achieve an Efficient Building?This session will present the various options for funding efficiency upgrades in commercial buildings. The presenters will also discuss how and why owners make decisions to move forward with energy upgrades: is it available funding, tenant requests, mission-driven, or none of the above? Panelists will review how to use re-financing, PACE, incentives, rebates, and traditional banking to improve the operations of a building and, most importantly, the value through increased leasing, reduced operations costs, and a streamlined approach to capital investments. Specific case studies will be discussed to highlight decision-making processes, funding opportunities, and how to create a cycle of change.BENYC1611/3/2016 10:30-AM11/3/2016 11:30-AMWest VillageChristopher Diamond , John Puma , Dana Schneider , David Pospisil
Commercial Buildings Can Go Passive: New Build & Retrofit ExamplesTake an in-depth look at two commercial case studies: a new build cold climate production facility and a retrofit of an industrial office space in NYC.  See new challenges and solutions as Passive House moves from residential to commercial construction.BENYC1611/3/2016 10:30-AM11/3/2016 11:30-AMBryant ParkStephen Lynch , Andrew Peel
NYSERDA - Transforming the clean energy landscape in commercial and multifamily buildingsJoin NYSERDA to learn about its Clean Energy Fund initiatives for the multifamily and commercial building industry.  This session will highlight current and upcoming programs to help overcome barriers to energy efficiency in commercial and multifamily buildings.BENYC1611/3/2016 11:30-AM11/3/2016 1:00-PMBryant ParkGreg Hale , Loic Chappoz , Sophie Cardona , Emily Startz
Multifamily Passive House Construction: Process and TechniquesLearn the challenges and techniques of multifamily passive house construction from those who have been there. All sides of the building's process including owner's rep, contractor, building science professional, and consultant will be featured.BENYC1611/3/2016 1:00-PM11/3/2016 2:30-PMBryant ParkRyan Cassidy , Mario Procida , Lois Arena
How Smart are Buildings? Software Solutions for Improving the Bottom LineEnergy-savings opportunities exist in buildings everywhere. Whether a building is new or old, large or small, energy systems will inevitably deteriorate without high-quality maintenance (or without fixing systems improperly configured in the first place). Identification of these problems and their ideal solutions is an expensive and time-consuming process, and expertise is limited. This session will explore a variety of software strategies that are helping building operators tackle this problem. We will explore real-world case studies and achieved results. While unique approaches are required for unique building types, widespread adoption of the appropriate solutions could result in widespread energy and functionality improvements across a large number of buildings.BENYC1611/3/2016 1:00-PM11/3/2016 2:30-PMEast VillageDave Sungarian , Dominique Lempereur , Joshua Clyburn , Paul Reale
NYC's Ambitious New Energy Code - How Does It Stack Up?NYC's new Energy Code is going into effect in October and is a prime example of how cities are leading the charge to reduce carbon emissions. The code changes are meant to drive down energy usage, but could we do more? Other cities have implemented innovative energy codes meant to reach the next level in energy efficiency. This session will examine the best and the brightest emerging ideas on improving urban buildings and discuss where NYC codes might be headed next.BENYC1611/3/2016 1:00-PM11/3/2016 2:30-PMManhattanSean Brennan , Danielle Spiegel-Feld , Sebastian Moreno-Vacca , Emily Hoffman , Sally Blair
Campus Management: It's a Mixed Bag of StrategiesThis session will be an in-depth look at three of the largest university and hospital organizations in the New York Metropolitan area—New York Presbyterian Hospital, St. John’s University, and Princeton University—and how they have been able to achieve significant energy and carbon savings through a variety of innovative projects on their campuses. Representatives from each organization will share their approach to planning, implementing, and maintaining the effectiveness of distributed generation systems and energy conservation measures. The session will explore unique financial mechanisms, contrasting procedures, integration into planning processes, progress to date, and lessons learned. Each organization will also discuss their larger strategic initiatives and different approaches to meeting their goals.BENYC1611/3/2016 1:00-PM11/3/2016 2:30-PMMadisonTom Goldsmith , Joe Lorino , Jennifer Kearney , Bill Broadhurst
New Component Capabilities Help Deliver High-Performance BuildingsWhat it means to be a high-performance building is changing with rapidly increasing demands for energy efficiency, comfort, health, and structural longevity. New developments in building components are critical to delivering these benefits. Hear about specific developments and results as this session dives into examining a handful of technologies: building membranes, glazing, and lighting.BENYC1611/3/2016 1:00-PM11/3/2016 2:30-PMWest VillageLynn Petermann , Todd Kimmel , Floris Buisman , Cindy Malinchak
Battery Storage: Are We Nearing the Tipping Point?With costs dropping and fire codes being written, battery storage in New York City is becoming an attractive option to help manage peak loads. In this session we will explore actual NYC installations and the required considerations to successfully complete a battery storage project. We will also explore near- and long-term projections, and challenges for the battery storage industry as a whole.BENYC1611/3/2016 3:00-PM11/3/2016 4:00-PMMadisonAndrew Reid , Doug Staker , Philippe Bouchard , Luis Rios , Joshua London
Passive House Financing: Strengthening the Bottom LineThis session will outline how Passive House Construction can leverage better financing terms and look to the future of energy efficient building financing at the private and public level.BENYC1611/3/2016 3:00-PM11/3/2016 4:00-PMBryant ParkSadie McKeown , Scott Short , Christopher Mahase
Beyond Incentives: Addressing Market Barriers Through Customer-Centric ProgramsThe creation of the NYC Retrofit Accelerator and Community Retrofit NYC marks a shift in how energy efficiency services are delivered to New York City’s large and fragmented market. These programs are exploring new options for overcoming market barriers to efficiency investments through customer-centric programs that deploy data-driven marketing, innovative community outreach, and tailored assistance to help streamline the retrofit process. Learn how the City’s programs are working to enhance and complement existing state and utility programs in order to scale energy and water upgrades and why this model will ultimately lead to market transformation.   BENYC1611/3/2016 3:00-PM11/3/2016 4:00-PMEast VillageLoic Chappoz , Ali Levine , Phil Madnick , Lance Williams