Track 4: Multifamily Buildings
Track Chair(s): Erica Brabon, Steven Winter Associates; Bernice Radle, Buffalo Energy
Results! Results! Results!
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Wednesday, March 7, Harborview 1
Session Chair(s): Eric Ast
Session Speaker(s): Edward Connelly, Lindsay Robbins, Marc Zuluaga
You want energy usage results from the experts in the Northeast? Here you go. This session will give an overall view of multi-family retrofit project results from New York and Massachusetts. Participants will discover what does and does not work, where the problems were and also will hear the success stories of major multi-family programs.
The State of Affordable Housing
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Wednesday, March 7, Harborview 1
Session Chair(s): Erin Brandt
Session Speaker(s): Martin Dunn, Maureen Friar, Andrew Giglio
This session will focus on the current and forthcoming conditions of affordable housing on the national and state level. Attendees will gain insight into potential budget cuts, changes in regulation and the hurdles facing developers through three key perspectives; federal and state, financing and lending, and affordable housing developers.
New Construction: Success Stories and Lessons Learned
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Wednesday, March 7, Harborview 1
Session Chair(s): Kelly Westby
Session Speaker(s): Chris Benedict, Steven Bluestone
Both Chris Benedict and Steven Bluestone have great track records on new construction in the multi-family world. They are not afraid to take risks and it has paid off. Chris Benedict will explain her Passive House design and other new construction results. In early 2010, “The Andrew,” a 50-unit affordable housing rental building in Queens, New York was completed. Extensive research into systems that were essentially “off the shelf” led the Bluestone Organization to produce a building that has proven to be one of the best energy performers to date and did not cost them anything extra to build than a typical structure.
Deep Energy Retrofits: Exterior Cladding Research and Case Studies
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Thursday, March 8, Harborview 1
Session Chair(s): David Ruggiero
Session Speaker(s): Peter Baker, Heather Clark
This presentation will showcase research conducted on the short and long term deflection of cladding installed directly on strapping that is fastened to the framed wall through exterior insulation. Utilizing lessons learned from the 192-unit Castle Square Apartments Deep Energy Retrofit in Boston, Massachusetts, this presentation will provide technical, financial and development details of how to use an enclosure driven strategy to achieve groundbreaking energy savings.
360 Degrees of Multifamily Buildings
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Thursday, March 8, Harborview 1
Session Chair(s): Spencer Lawrence
Session Speaker(s): Erica Brabon, Bernice Radle
If you want to know more about what it takes to retrofit, maintain or construct a multifamily building in an energy efficient manner, then this session is for you. This session will be presented by leaders in the multifamily field, and they will be discussing retrofits of historical buildings, real energy savings results, new construction, financing, operations and maintenance, tenant education techniques, going green beyond the retrofit and more. This session aims to provide you with a solid overview of everything multifamily.
From Past to Future: The Green Mill Renovation
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Thursday, March 8, Harborview 1
Session Chair(s): Jason Wilson
Session Speaker(s): Thomas Hartman, Mike Schofield, Kohta Ueno
Retrofitting historical buildings is really tough, but we have the experts here to give you a case study that proved to be worth the hassle. This case study will focus on the constraints posed from mill renovation, from materials to existing components to historical preservation restrictions. Issues surrounding mechanical ventilation and achieving unit compartmentalization will also be discussed.
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Thursday, March 8, Cityview Ballroom
This session opens with a special presentation by Senator Jutta Blankau of the City of Hamburg, Germany, whose vision helped shape the energy-efficient future of Hamburg. Following the presentation, we will invite the group to think about their experience over the past three days at the BuildingEnergy Conference and consider: What have we learned? What future can we now design? Participants will be invited to join communities of practice that share their goals and interests.