Leaving the Mesozoic Behind: From Fossil Fuels to the Future via Carbon-Neutral Buildings

New York State’s carbon-neutral policies and on-the-ground programs are the leading edge in the Northeast and provide a model for all communities. Come be informed and inspired by NYSERDA’s upcoming Carbon Neutral Buildings Roadmap. As part of Governor Cuomo’s Green New Deal for New York, NYSERDA has been spearheading the development of an overarching framework for decarbonizing New York’s buildings by 2050. This presentation will outline the policies and programmatic areas that will achieve radical reduction in the carbon emissions of buildings. Solutions include envelope and other energy conservation measures, smart controls and load shifting, electrification, and onsite storage and generation to drive deep efficiency across varying building sectors, typologies, and geographies. This session will describe the Roadmap’s policy priorities and coordination with New York’s Climate Action Council.

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Event Time: 

Friday, May 7, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

CEU Information: 

AIA 1.0 LU/HSW
BPI 1.0 hour
Conference-day attendance credits available from PHIUS, RESNET, and Mass. CSL

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the policies and paths forward for decarbonizing NY’s priority building sectors - single family, multi-family, low-to-medium rise office, and higher education
  • Explain how a residential multi-family housing retrofit can be designed to comply with upcoming building decarbonization goals
  • Design new construction and retrofits with futureproof building systems to comply with upcoming decarbonization requirements
  • Explain how a new construction project can be designed to be all electric at neat cost parity

Session ID: 

BOS21-707