BuildingEnergy NYC 12: December 1, 2012

Here is our archived information on the our BuildingEnergy NYC conference from 2012.

View the conference program.


BE NYC 13: Tracks and Sessions

Sessions 1, 2, and 3: 10:30am-noonSessions 4, 5, and 6: 1:00pm-2:30pmSessions 7, 8, and 9: 2:45pm-4:15pm
What's a Benchmark, an Audit and a Retrocommissioning?Portfolio Wide SustainabilityDebunking Myths: Your Uncle Fred is Wrong!
Michael Bobker, Director, Building Performance Lab, CUNY Institute for Urban Systems; Ariella Maron, Associate Principal, Happold Consulting, Donna Hope, Policy Analyst, NYC Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and SustainabilityBomee Jung, Enterprise Community Partners, Jeff Perlman, President, Bright Power, Inc Dan Rieber, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation; Tom Sahagian, Enterprise Community Partners
In 10 years, 33,000 buildings in NYC will be required to benchmark their buildings annually, and deliver one energy audit and retrocommissioning report to DOB. The City and other government agencies, as well as competent energy auditing firms, are trying to make this process easier for building owners -- these requirements are coming up quickly. Learn from a City veteran, an auditor/retrocommission professional, and an owner about the requirements of NYC Local Laws (LL) 84 and 87, what the process involves, how to prepare, and what the benefits are. Do you have multiple buildings in your portfolio? Looking at a whole portfolio you can better assess where to invest in retrofits, opposed to picking a property you assume can benefit from upgrades. Reviewing the whole portfolio first can minimize missed savings opportunities in outlier properties. We want to share a portfolio wide approach that focuses on identifying outlier energy users, building organizational capacity, and providing easy-to-use methods for daily operations and maintenance. In 90 quick minutes, you will learn how benchmarking, education, and operations and maintenance can save your whole portfolio energy and money.We hear absolutes in the energy efficiency field all of the time, and they’re wrong 99.9% of the time. In 90 quick minutes, three seasoned professionals will tell you the biggest myths that they have each encountered and debunked in their careers: Energy Management Systems, Windows, Solar Panels, Green Roofs, Ground Source Heat Pumps, Windmills, magic boxes, we’ve heard them all. Do they work or not? You’ll know after this session.
Low Cost Upgrades- Big Impact SavingsFinancing Energy Upgrades in Existing MF HousingCase Studies: Change Comes From Within
Peter Bourbeau, Mark Bourbeau and Daniel Bourbeau, PWB Management Group, Brian Cheigh, Enterprise Community PartnersAndy Padian, CPC; Lindsay Robbins, NYSERDA, Mark Thompson, ConEdison, Christopher Diamond, NYC Energy Efficiency CorporationSteve Bluestone, The Bluestone Organization; Nicole Sherwood, Jonathan Rose Associates
Do you know what your building is doing while you are sleeping? Every building owner wants to save money right? Here are some low to no-cost measures that have gotten big savings! In 90 minutes we will present real low-cost upgrades, operation and maintenance tips and tricks, and how to implement these strategies across your buildings. Still doubtful? We will present real case studies that have saved actual money AND energy, for owners. Sure, green is good, but how do I get the green to pay for it? There are traditional and creative methods to finance increased sustainability in your building, and some new City mandates that may require you to perform energy audits and retrocommissioning. Find out the latest programs to combine these initiatives, helping your building to transition from high cost energy and water usage to more efficient.This session will showcase a new model of owners and managers who embrace energy efficiency and sustainable technologies. These managers don’t leave the building systems to the engineering consultants or leave facility operations solely to the building’s superintendent; they know that in today’s environment of increased costs and complexity, it is critical that everyone understands how their buildings work, and that changing their approach and organization is a learning curve.
Green, Healthy and ThriftyChanging Individual Building Practices:
Case Studies
New Construction: Keep It Simple
Erica Brabon, Steven Winter Associates; Colleen Flynn, LISC New York City; Deborah Nagin, Director at NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for Lead Poisoning Prevention Program/Healthy HomesThomas Webler, PWB Management; Ryan Merkin, Steven Winter Associates Inc.; Norman Williams, St. Nicks AllianceChris Benedict, Chris Benedict, R.A.; Les Bluestone, BlueSea Construction; Daniel Heyden, AIA, Principal, Design AIDD Architects, PLLC
The opportunity to increase health and wellness of residents and staff in our buildings is huge and should not be overlooked. This session will cover all aspects of day to day resident, management and maintenance actions that affect health and wellness, strategies for changing practices with no increased cost and real examples of improving the quality of our indoor environment. Tight budget? No problem! Learn how managers are restoring solvency in buildings with negative cash flow through savings in fuel and water. Through case studies of actual NYC buildings that have reduced their costs significantly, learn about important decisions of what to upgrade and when, and what these decisions do for the capital resources of each individual building. This session demonstrates how energy and water savings can be realized with multiple levels of capital improvements.Concern about incremental costs and complexity in new construction is touted by many as the primary reason for not building more sustainably. This session will examine simple affordable technologies and practices that meet or exceed code yet do not dramatically increase construction costs. Case studies will show projects which required no increased capital costs, and owners that saw dramatic reduction in operational costs (energy usage and maintenance) and increased occupant comfort.


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