BuildingEnergy NYC 2017 Sessions

You can now view the slides for many of the speakers’ presentations. Navigate from this list of sessions to individual session pages. The links to download slides (if available) will be in the bottom right corner of each page.

A variety of continuing education credits/units (CEUs) are available at BuildingEnergy NYC, including BPI, AIA LU/HSW and AIA LU. Each individual session page lists which CEUs are available for that session. PHIUS offers 5 CPHC CEUs for attending the full conference. You can self-report to PHIUS with the verification code 12375. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance to self-report hours to other accrediting organizations.

10/12/2017 - 09:30
Session Title Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
Beyond Resiliency for NYC Public Housing

It is becoming increasingly clear that existing buildings and communities are unprepared to withstand extreme weather events and shifting conditions associated with climate change, leaving low-... Full Description

9:30 am to 11:00 am

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Resiliency & Sustainability

The Next Frontier: Tenant Engagement in Commercial Buildings

Achieving top-level energy performance in a multi-tenant commercial building has its challenges. Some of the best-performing commercial buildings have one important element in common: owners and... Full Description

9:30 am to 11:00 am

Energy Strategies: C&I

High Performance Building

Big Owners, Big Decisions: A Stakeholder Approach to Energy Transformation

Without inspiring, bold leadership from key RE owners, NYC has little chance to achieve its energy and sustainability goals. This session will provide a open platform for four of NYC’s leading RE... Full Description

9:30 am to 11:00 am

Energy Strategies: C&I

High Performance Building

Resiliency & Sustainability

How Energy Efficiency Creates Opportunities & Financing in Multifamily Housing

More banks are beginning to incorporate green and high performance building into their mortgage underwriting process for multifamily properties. If leading lenders begin to encourage and provide... Full Description

9:30 am to 11:00 am

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Finance

Examining the Energy Code: Successes, Challenges, Approaches for the Future

The Energy Code is an increasingly robust tool for improving energy efficiency in our buildings. This session will examine how far the existing code has come and identify the remaining barriers... Full Description

9:30 am to 11:00 am

Codes & Standards

Don't Let Thermal Bridging Undermine Your Building's Performance: An Interactive Demonstration of Pitfalls and Solutions

As building energy codes become stricter and we understand the necessity of continuous insulation, previously neglected thermal bridges are now being brought into the spotlight and recognized as a... Full Description

9:30 am to 11:00 am

High Performance Building

Passive House

10/12/2017 - 11:30
Session Title Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
Micro Cogeneration Systems: Increasing Efficiency and Reducing Emissions

New York City buildings account for more than 50 percent of the city's greenhouse gas emissions. If the City and State are going to meet established greenhouse gas reduction goals, small or “micro... Full Description

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Energy Strategies: C&I

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

High Performance Building

ZE, LBC, in NYC?

Let's admit it, as New Yorkers, while we love to hear about Zero Energy building and the Living Building Challenge, we can't shut down the nagging voice in our head asking, “Can we do this here?”... Full Description

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

High Performance Building

Innovation-Driven Solutions to Reducing Heating-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Energy consumption for heating is one of the largest producers of greenhouse gas emissions in NYC buildings. This session looks at three innovative solutions to the GHG challenge for NYC. Speakers... Full Description

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Risky Business? The Reality of Making Money Making Passive Houses

Conventional wisdom says that high performance buildings are expensive. That needn’t be the case. From affordable to market-rate housing, Passive House projects are making financial sense,... Full Description

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Finance

Passive House

Solving the Problem of Ventilation

We have to get fresh air into our buildings to maintain good indoor air quality and health of the residents. Recovering energy from the exhausting indoor air to temper incoming outdoor air makes... Full Description

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Community Solar Coming Soon to a Rooftop Near You

The public sector and utilities are working furiously to launch community shared solar in New York City, but not much is as yet visible publicly. Unlike the “retail” solar efforts to date, which... Full Description

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Renewables

10/12/2017 - 12:40
Session Title Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
First Things First: Where Do I Start and How Do I Pay for It?

Session sponsored by NYSERDA: You need the right data. NYSERDA can help you get the right data to make smart energy choices. And how do you pay for it? NYSERDA offers funding to help offset the... Full Description

12:40 pm to 1:20 pm

Energy Strategies: C&I

Finance

New Opportunities in the Multifamily Sector: High Performance Retrofits and Real Time Energy Management

Session sponsored by NYSERDA: High performance retrofits and the use of new technologies to monitor and improve building performance are becoming more accessible for multifamily buildings. In this... Full Description

12:40 pm to 1:20 pm

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

10/12/2017 - 13:30
Session Title Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
Solar + Storage, Microgrid BeaUtilities

Combining clean energy production and storage creates a new distributed generation paradigm, the interconnected microgrid. These mini-utilities are being integrated into communities for increased... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Renewables

Resiliency & Sustainability

Building Products of the Future: Where Are We Heading?

New Yorkers are used to the noise of a construction crew in full swing. While those sounds remain the same, industry demands and requirements of today’s building products are changing rapidly, as... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

High Performance Building

Mind the Gaps: Post-Occupancy Discoveries from Data and Operational Perspectives

There’s a perception gap between what we think we’ll get out of high-performance design and construction and what completed buildings deliver. This session looks at the issue from two perspectives... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

High Performance Building

Scale It Up: How NYC Agencies Will Reach 80x50

New York City’s OneNYC goals to reach 80% reduction of carbon emissions by 2050 are ambitious. Perhaps even more ambitious are the city agencies’ strategies to achieve this goal. Come hear the... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Policy

The Next Step in Benchmarking: Building Analytics, Big Data and Improved Efficiencies

As detailed building consumption data becomes more readily available, what are the ‘next-level’ questions that we can ask to make buildings operate more efficiently? The dynamics of historically... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Codes & Standards

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Policy

Transforming Affordable Housing: Mid-Rise Passive House Retrofits with Residents in Place

RBSCC and the Chris Benedict R.A. team continue their groundbreaking partnership in an 12-building 264-unit renovation of existing affordable housing to the PHIUS standard. Residents will remain... Full Description

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Passive House

10/12/2017 - 15:30
Session Title Time Session Speaker(s) Areas of Focus
The Smart Money is on Smart Buildings

This session will explore the various emerging technologies available to developers and building owners today; the impact smart technologies have on the bottom line and occupant experience; and... Full Description

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

High Performance Building

Data-Driven Decision Making with Building Energy Data Tools

When it comes to low-cost and no-cost software tools that assist multi-asset managers in pursuing energy efficiency strategies, the Internet-of-things offers significant new management... Full Description

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Energy Strategies: C&I

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Rehabilitating Steam Heat: Going Beyond Boiler Replacements

Steam heating systems serve thousands of buildings in NYC, and many of them are not operating at their potential. This session will dive into basic steam heat maintenance tasks that can be... Full Description

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Engineers: Increase Your Bottom Line by Bringing Financing to the Table

This one-hour session will focus on the energy engineer’s role in leveraging energy audits and financing to do more implementation work. Financing can be used as a resource to extend capital... Full Description

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Finance

Filling the Construction Personnel Workforce Vacuum to Get to 80x50

Hitting 80x50 will require a workforce of construction personnel capable of implementing sustainable building solutions. Training the existing and future workforce will be a massive endeavor, and... Full Description

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Energy Strategies: C&I

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Finance

Resiliency & Sustainability

In Deep Water: Examining the Water-Energy Nexus at the Building Level

To optimize building performance, it is vital to consider the water-energy nexus in a building. Because water itself has multiple purposes, there is a variety of potentially impactful strategies... Full Description

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Energy Strategies: C&I

Energy Strategies: Multifamily

Resiliency & Sustainability