BuildingEnergy NYC 2023 - Sessions by Room

Sessions in The Forum

Thursday, October 12, 2023
Session Title Time Speakers 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... Full Description

9:00 am to 10:00 am Heather Clark
Jamal Lewis

Justice and Equity


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... Full Description

10:30 am to 11:30 am Robin Neri
Nicole Ceci

Building Envelope

MEP Systems


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,... Full Description

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Lauren Hildebrand
Dave Hermantin
Jared Rodriguez
Audrey Schulman
Eric Bosworth

MEP Systems

Business Operations and Collaboration

Operations and Maintenance

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... Full Description

1:45 pm to 2:45 pm Michael Schmidt
Luis Aragon

MEP Systems

Health and Comfort

Operations and Maintenance

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... Full Description

3:15 pm to 4:15 pm Nick Young
El Hadji Niang

Design and Construction Process

MEP Systems

Operations and Maintenance