BuildingEnergy NYC 2022 Conference Sessions

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 9:00am
Session Title Speakers Areas of Focus
KEYNOTE — Design for Freedom: A Call to Action

Environmental exploitation very often goes hand in hand with human exploitation. How do we harness the collective knowledge we have gained from our work quantifying carbon, improving health impacts, and reducing environmental degradation, and apply it to... Full Description

Design Process

Justice and Equity

Materials

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 10:30am
Session Title Speakers Areas of Focus
What We Have Learned from Many Built Multifamily Passive Houses

Curtis + Ginsberg Architects has completed five multifamily Passive House buildings, with two more in construction and six more in design. Steven Winter Associates has completed over 20 Passive House buildings, with 15 more in construction and 30+ more in... Full Description

Building Envelope

Design Process

Mechanical Systems and Lighting

Operations and Maintenance

Bridging the Gap Between NYC Local Laws and Decarbonization

As we look to comply with NYC Local Law 97 (LL97), we must efficiently leverage other energy-related laws in order to make more cost-effective, timely, and holistic decisions regarding electrification and carbon reduction upgrades. Our panel will discuss... Full Description

Building Envelope

Energy and Environmental Policy

Mechanical Systems and Lighting

Operations and Maintenance

Thermal Bridging '22 What to Know and What to Do

Thermal Bridging can lead to problematic condensation, increased energy usage, reduced occupant comfort, and even noncompliance with energy codes. However, we have the tools to address this challenge. In this session, we will review the three types of... Full Description

Building Envelope

Codes and Standards

Design Process

Energy and Environmental Policy

Sealing the O&M Gap: Empowering Building Operators

A building operator and a board member will discuss the evolving role of operators and the importance of training and operations and maintenance (O&M). This session will also explore free training available for operators and ways management companies/... Full Description

Operations and Maintenance

Training and Workforce Development

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 12:00pm
Session Title Speakers Areas of Focus
Beyond Incentives: Market-Based Funding to Decarbonize Affordable Housing

As we consider how to decarbonize affordable multifamily housing communities, it is imperative to establish market-based momentum that does not solely rely on regulations and subsidy programs that may change year to year. Panelists will discuss the... Full Description

Business and Finance

Resilient, Cost-Effective, and Carbon Neutral: The Future of New York’s Multifamily Buildings

As part of the State of New York’s ambitions to achieve a carbon-neutral economy by mid-century, NYSERDA initiated the Buildings of Excellence (BOE) Design Competition for multifamily new construction and deep renovation projects. The results from the... Full Description

Building Envelope

Design Process

Health and Comfort

Prescription for Better Buildings: Phius Prescriptive Path from Start to Plaque

Phius (formerly the Passive House Institute U.S.) introduced a new version of their certification standard in 2021 with the goal of making it easier and more affordable for single-family residential homes to achieve certification. In this presentation, you... Full Description

Building Envelope

Codes and Standards

Energy and Environmental Policy

Justice and Equity

Breaking Ground on Geothermal and Thermal Energy Networks: A Pathway for Urban Areas

Current pathways to carbon emission reductions are primarily driven through electrification of heating via heat pumps. Types of heat pump technology that are underutilized in the NYC area are ground source heat pumps (GSHP)/geothermal energy and other... Full Description

Energy Production and Storage

Health and Comfort

Mechanical Systems and Lighting

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 1:45pm
Session Title Speakers Areas of Focus
Achieving Resource Efficient Decarbonization in Cold Climates

The session will describe the Empire Building Challenge (EBC) process and Resource Efficient Electrification, expanding on the recent BuildingEnergy Magazine article on the same topic. We will update our learnings based on the work conducted by Cohort 1 of... Full Description

Business and Finance

Design Process

Energy Production and Storage

Mechanical Systems and Lighting

Engineering Design Considerations for Energy and Carbon Reduction Recommendations

To comply with NYC Local Law 97, buildings will need guidance on how to implement capital measures that effectively reduce carbon emissions. However, even detailed energy studies can have unrealistic recommendations if engineering design considerations are... Full Description

Business and Finance

Construction Process

Design Process

Energy and Environmental Policy

A Successful Approach to Achieving Passive House at Scale

Successful Passive House teams throughout North America follow an approach that, if replicated at scale, can reduce the energy load and carbon output of the built environment at the level needed to address climate change, while improving building quality.... Full Description

Building Envelope

Construction Process

Design Process

Fast Track to Equitable Electrification in NYC

In 2021, HPD and NYSERDA launched a joint $24 million pilot giving direct grants to HPD Preservation projects to (holistically) electrify hot water, space heating or both. This was possible by relying on HPD's rigorous oversight paired with dedicated... Full Description

Design Process

Energy and Environmental Policy

Justice and Equity

Mechanical Systems and Lighting

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 3:15pm
Session Title Speakers Areas of Focus
CLT Passive House Confidential: The Financial and Logistical Synergy of PH and Mass Timber

Combining Passive House and mass timber construction presents an opportunity to optimize both operational and embodied carbon. The exposed wood CLT structure and building envelope elements offer numerous benefits including interior aesthetics, a healthier... Full Description

Building Envelope

Construction Process

Design Process

Materials

Equitability: A Guide to Truly Hearing Our Residents

The triple bottom line of sustainability addresses the importance of environmental, social and economic considerations. It's something we all strive to achieve. That being said, the social aspect is often forgotten or overlooked, particularly in... Full Description

Design Process

Health and Comfort

Justice and Equity

Clean Energy Financing: Collaboration in New York State

NYSERDA and HCR co-developed and launched a pilot called the Clean Energy Initiative ("CEI") program, which integrates technical assistance and clean energy funding through NYSERDA's support into HCR’s affordable housing finance application... Full Description

Business and Finance

Design Process

Energy and Environmental Policy

Justice and Equity

The Path to Greener HVAC Refrigerants

Transitioning to Low Global Warming Potential Refrigerants is outlined as a key strategy for New York State to achieve its long-term climate goals. During this session, you’ll gain a better understanding of existing state (focus on NY) and Federal... Full Description

Codes and Standards

Construction Process

Energy and Environmental Policy

Mechanical Systems and Lighting