BuildingEnergy NYC 2023 Sessions

Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 9:00am
Session Title Speakers Room Areas of Focus
Keynote - Building Decarbonizing for All: Where Policy Meets Practice

Our community is better equipped to decarbonize our built environment than ever before, with data-driven knowledge, new technologies, proven solutions, and a growing consensus that climate justice is social justice. With greater access, broad community... Full Description

The Forum

Justice and Equity

Policy

Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 10:30am
Session Title Speakers Room Areas of Focus
Embodied and Operational Decarbonization Trade-Offs in the Building Envelope

Some of the most efficient building envelope design strategies for reducing operational carbon involve increasing the enclosure assemblies’ thermal performance and requiring highly airtight systems. However, we are only starting to understand the trade-... Full Description

Club Parlor

Design and Construction Process

Building Envelope

Materials

Finance Low-Carbon Multifamily at Scale Using Data and Program Innovation

Join a candid discussion between innovators in the field of multifamily green financing. Panelists will share the motivations behind their institutions' efforts to spur adoption of low-carbon building design and technologies, and how access to... Full Description

The Hub

Justice and Equity

Policy

Finance

Business Operations and Collaboration

Net Zero Carbon Roadmap for a College Campus

The path of net zero carbon must be carefully assessed, especially if we are laying out the roadmap for a college campus with historic buildings and aging infrastructure. In this session, we will explain how we developed a net zero carbon campus master... Full Description

Innovation Space

Design and Construction Process

Building Envelope

Building Systems

Operations and Maintenance

Will Heat Pumps Break the Grid? Here’s Real Data!

What will it mean for the grid if we electrify all the things? The attempts to answer this question to date have been rooted in modeling assumptions. We’ll report from our NYSERDA-funded research project measuring the actual electric load profile of today’... Full Description

The Forum

Building Envelope

Building Systems

Policy

Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 12:00pm
Session Title Speakers Room Areas of Focus
Teamwork Makes the "Therm" Work! Scaling District Geothermal Through Coalitions

What does a pipe fitter have to do with a nonprofit? What does a turnkey solution provider have to do with a utility? The answer is EVERYTHING. With the roll out of new IRA renewable tax credits, state incentives and pilot opportunities, there is so much... Full Description

The Forum

Building Systems

Business Operations and Collaboration

Operations and Maintenance

Further Together: Unlocking the Most Benefit by Collaborating in Decarbonization

This session will deconstruct how collaboration is a key component in helping communities decarbonize.

The Crescent Farms Community Solar Project, built atop two Staten Island churches, is backed by workforce development labor and strategic... Full Description

Club Parlor

Justice and Equity

Finance

Business Operations and Collaboration

Training and Workforce Development

Inside and Out: Insulating Our Existing Masonry Buildings

In the Northeast, we have the benefit and burden of a large stock of uninsulated masonry buildings of various typologies and conditions. Leaving these buildings as they are is untenable with the global effort to reduce carbon emissions, and will not... Full Description

The Hub

Design and Construction Process

Building Envelope

Materials

Health and Comfort

Engaging A Multi-Generational Workforce to Decarbonize the Future

This session will explore the challenges to, opportunities for, and results from accelerating cross-generational engagement in the pursuit of decarbonization.

After identifying some major generational differences, we will explore how BR+A... Full Description

Innovation Space

Business Operations and Collaboration

Training and Workforce Development

Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 1:45pm
Session Title Speakers Room Areas of Focus
Tales from the Trenches: Passive House Ventilation Commissioning Best Practices

Hear tales from the trenches regarding ventilation approaches within the context of the Passive House certification standard. This standard has set a high benchmark for low-energy buildings and is widely known as the most rigorous energy efficiency... Full Description

The Forum

Building Systems

Health and Comfort

Operations and Maintenance

Do the Math: Financing Decarbonization in Existing Multifamily Housing

We invite you to an interactive session on financing strategies for preparing New York's affordable housing to meet the climate goals of New York State and New York City. Presenters will share insights from Sustainable Affordable Housing, a recently... Full Description

The Hub

Justice and Equity

Policy

Finance

Decarbonization with Intention: Democratizing Data to Dismantle Barriers in Retrofits

To ensure equitable decarbonization, we must engage existing communities, accelerate pre-construction planning, and streamline financial pathways. By leveraging public data, we can democratize information and automate a scope relevant to the people that... Full Description

Innovation Space

Justice and Equity

Design and Construction Process

Finance

Business Operations and Collaboration

Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 3:15pm
Session Title Speakers Room Areas of Focus
NYCHA RAD-PACT: Generational Opportunities for Driving Change

NYCHA's Rental Assistance Demonstration Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (RAD-PACT) program leverages public-private partnerships to transition Section 9 Public Housing to Section 8 Project-Based Voucher subsidized housing. This... Full Description

Club Parlor

Justice and Equity

Design and Construction Process

Policy

Business Operations and Collaboration

Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings: How Smart Buildings are Decarbonizing NYC

While demand response has been around for decades, allowing utility companies to mitigate peak demand and generate revenue for buildings, we are seeing more opportunities for interactive demand management, resident participation, and electrification-... Full Description

The Hub

Design and Construction Process

Building Systems

Energy Production and Storage

Business Operations and Collaboration

Turning Building Supers into Energy-Saving Superheroes!

In this session we'll present the challenges and successes of the NYSERDA-funded Top Ops Program, which integrates site-based training into a Strategic Energy Management (SEM) approach, and detail the most effective interventions leading to behavior... Full Description

Innovation Space

Justice and Equity

Building Systems

Operations and Maintenance

Training and Workforce Development

Multifamily Central Heat Pump Water Heating Retrofits: Learning the Hard Way

We will share our experience with the design, permitting, installation, commissioning, and operation of 14 large-capacity central heat pump domestic hot water heating plants in low-income multifamily buildings (20 - 120 units) in disadvantaged communities... Full Description

The Forum

Design and Construction Process

Building Systems

Operations and Maintenance