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Welcome to BuildingEnergy NYC: Opening RemarksJoin us for the first event of BuildingEnergy NYC 2020! Conference Co-chairs Andrea Mancino and Sara Bayer will present welcoming remarks, an overview of the event, and insight into the theme and process that created this year's event. All are welcome. 09/23/2020 - 10:15am09/23/2020 - 10:30amSara Bayer, Andrea Mancino, Loic Chappoz, Lauren Mosshttps://nesea.org/node/828966335Sara Bayersbayer@maparchitects.comMagnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP)Associate Principal & Director of SustainabilityMs. Bayer leads MAP’s sustainable development efforts, offering expertise to help all projects achieve higher energy efficiency goals and lower embodied carbon levels. She was the driving force behind the firm’s recent NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence submissions, resulting in seven winning projects; and she directed MAP’s RetrofitNY project with NYSERDA which explored renovation strategies to achieve near net zero energy use in occupied multifamily buildings. Ms. Bayer has also managed several of the firm’s significant senior and specialized housing projects. She has been practicing architecture in NYC for over 15 years and presented on sustainability topics at many venues including at NESEA conferences. Registered Architect: State of New York; NCARB Certified; LEED Accredited Professional; Certified Passive House Consultant University of Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, Master of Architecture; Connecticut College, Bachelor of Architectural Studies
Welcome to BuildingEnergy NYC: Opening RemarksJoin us for the first event of BuildingEnergy NYC 2020! Conference Co-chairs Andrea Mancino and Sara Bayer will present welcoming remarks, an overview of the event, and insight into the theme and process that created this year's event. All are welcome. 09/23/2020 - 10:15am09/23/2020 - 10:30amSara Bayer, Andrea Mancino, Loic Chappoz, Lauren Mosshttps://nesea.org/node/8289220AndreaMancinoamancino@brightpower.comBright PowerExecutive Vice President, New YorkAndrea leads the operations of the New York business unit at Bright Power. Pairing her deep technical expertise in building sustainable, high performing projects with an ability to create and execute efficient business processes, Andrea’s goal is to ensure the financial success of the business unit while delivering strong, proven services to our New York-based clients. Andrea is also very active in the industry, consulting with government agencies, green building programs, clients, and product manufacturers to ensure efficiency and sustainability goals can be met through proper goal setting and alignment. Prior to her role as Executive Vice President, New York, Andrea led the New Construction division, which she co-founded after seeing an opportunity to expand Bright Power’s offerings to build green multifamily buildings from their conception. In her role as Director of New Construction, she managed team members working on ground-up new construction and commissioning projects, supervised long-term strategic planning for the division, and helped cultivate client relationships. Ultimately, Andrea’s mission is to continuously improve the standard of energy efficiency and sustainability best practices across the development, design, and construction industries.
Welcome to BuildingEnergy NYC: Opening RemarksJoin us for the first event of BuildingEnergy NYC 2020! Conference Co-chairs Andrea Mancino and Sara Bayer will present welcoming remarks, an overview of the event, and insight into the theme and process that created this year's event. All are welcome. 09/23/2020 - 10:15am09/23/2020 - 10:30amSara Bayer, Andrea Mancino, Loic Chappoz, Lauren Mosshttps://nesea.org/node/828930312LoicChappozloic.chappoz@nyserda.ny.govNYSERDASenior Advisor, Affordable Housing Decarbonization StrategyLoic Chappoz is a Senior Advisor for Affordable Housing Decarbonization Strategy at NYSERDA, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Prior to this role, he led the NYSERDA Multifamily team and spearheaded the development of innovative decarbonization programs like RetrofitNY. Prior to joining NYSERDA, Loic worked as an independent consultant on energy efficiency policies in France, as a fuel efficiency specialist in the airline industry, and as a commercial pilot for ten years.
Welcome to BuildingEnergy NYC: Opening RemarksJoin us for the first event of BuildingEnergy NYC 2020! Conference Co-chairs Andrea Mancino and Sara Bayer will present welcoming remarks, an overview of the event, and insight into the theme and process that created this year's event. All are welcome. 09/23/2020 - 10:15am09/23/2020 - 10:30amSara Bayer, Andrea Mancino, Loic Chappoz, Lauren Mosshttps://nesea.org/node/828934229LaurenMosslmoss@vno.comVornado Realty TrustSenior Vice PresidentLauren has more than 20 years of experience managing sustainability, energy and capital improvements for large-scale buildings and portfolios, and is recognized as an industry thought leader and advocate on green policy, regulation and compliance. Prior to joining Vornado, Ms. Moss was Senior Vice President at Adai, the administrator of the Fitwel certification program, and previously worked in the sustainability practices at engineering firms NORESCO and Steven Winter Associates. Lauren is an active member of industry organizations such as Building Owners and Managers Association, and the New York City, Real Estate Board of New York. She earned an undergraduate degree from Columbia University and a Masters in Urban Planning from New York University.
NYC20-M1How to Get Buy-in and Overcome Technical Challenges for a Chiller Electrification ProjectSponsored by EN-POWER GROUPLearn how a luxury multifamily building overcame multiple challenges to electrify its central cooling plant. The 35-story, 560,000 sqft property located on Central Park South worked with EN‑POWER GROUP to upgrade its outdated single-stage steam absorption chiller. Our engineers faced a tight construction schedule, a heavily foot-trafficked location, and limited electrical infrastructure but successfully replaced the chiller on time with a far more efficient electric modular chiller plant, all while avoiding expensive rigging and re-wiring of the facility. Moderated by Elizabeth Engoren, PE, the session will feature Christopher Cafiero, the property manager of the building, and Michael Scorrano, PE, the principal engineer who designed and installed this engineering project. Together, they will discuss the technical and logistical aspects of the work and how they minimized disruption to residents. To read about the project before the session, visit: enpg.com/200cps   09/23/2020 - 10:30am09/23/2020 - 11:00amChristopher Cafiero, Elizabeth Engoren, Michael Scorranohttps://nesea.org/node/8282134809ChristopherCafieroccafiero@greenthal.comCharles H. Greenthal Management Corp.Property ManagerChristopher is the On-Site Property Manager of 200 Central Park South, a luxury 560,000 sqft residency. He has not only collaborated with engineers and technical staff on all energy efficiency improvement projects at the property but also been a part of the Board's decision-making by providing his input and insights. Prior to his current position as a Property Manager, Christopher was the President and Co-Founder of Nuance Innovative Shading Solutions LLC, where he worked with different stakeholders, from engineers and architects to contractors, to ensure smooth project completion. These experiences have helped him transition to his current role seamlessly and become a successful property manager.
NYC20-M1How to Get Buy-in and Overcome Technical Challenges for a Chiller Electrification ProjectSponsored by EN-POWER GROUPLearn how a luxury multifamily building overcame multiple challenges to electrify its central cooling plant. The 35-story, 560,000 sqft property located on Central Park South worked with EN‑POWER GROUP to upgrade its outdated single-stage steam absorption chiller. Our engineers faced a tight construction schedule, a heavily foot-trafficked location, and limited electrical infrastructure but successfully replaced the chiller on time with a far more efficient electric modular chiller plant, all while avoiding expensive rigging and re-wiring of the facility. Moderated by Elizabeth Engoren, PE, the session will feature Christopher Cafiero, the property manager of the building, and Michael Scorrano, PE, the principal engineer who designed and installed this engineering project. Together, they will discuss the technical and logistical aspects of the work and how they minimized disruption to residents. To read about the project before the session, visit: enpg.com/200cps   09/23/2020 - 10:30am09/23/2020 - 11:00amChristopher Cafiero, Elizabeth Engoren, Michael Scorranohttps://nesea.org/node/8282126909ElizabethEngoreneengoren@enpg.comEN-POWER GROUPDirector of Strategic Initiatives Elizabeth Engoren, PE, CEM, MFBA, is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at EN POWER GROUP, a full-service energy engineering firm. Since joining EN-POWER in 2013, she’s led energy studies covering over 14 million square feet of existing multifamily and commercial buildings, advising clients in areas including deep energy retrofit plans, carbon reduction goals, and rebate and finance securement. In her role, she also works closely with government agencies and green building programs on policy and program development so initiatives can most effectively support building stakeholder needs and achieve our societal carbon targets. This work is especially fulfilling to Elizabeth as it combines her strong engineering and policy backgrounds with her social and environmental values. Elizabeth is also passionate about bringing together building industry stakeholders to learn from each other, fostering inclusivity, and expanding the building community – all of which made supporting NESEA’s mission a natural fit. As such, she has served on the BuildingEnergy NYC’s Content Committee since 2018, curating a total of seven sessions, and was delighted to serve as Co-Chair for the 2022 BuildingEnergy NYC conference. In addition, Elizabeth is also honored to be recognized as the recipient of the 2021 Kate Goldstein Emerging Leader Award.
NYC20-M1How to Get Buy-in and Overcome Technical Challenges for a Chiller Electrification ProjectSponsored by EN-POWER GROUPLearn how a luxury multifamily building overcame multiple challenges to electrify its central cooling plant. The 35-story, 560,000 sqft property located on Central Park South worked with EN‑POWER GROUP to upgrade its outdated single-stage steam absorption chiller. Our engineers faced a tight construction schedule, a heavily foot-trafficked location, and limited electrical infrastructure but successfully replaced the chiller on time with a far more efficient electric modular chiller plant, all while avoiding expensive rigging and re-wiring of the facility. Moderated by Elizabeth Engoren, PE, the session will feature Christopher Cafiero, the property manager of the building, and Michael Scorrano, PE, the principal engineer who designed and installed this engineering project. Together, they will discuss the technical and logistical aspects of the work and how they minimized disruption to residents. To read about the project before the session, visit: enpg.com/200cps   09/23/2020 - 10:30am09/23/2020 - 11:00amChristopher Cafiero, Elizabeth Engoren, Michael Scorranohttps://nesea.org/node/8282126878Michael Scorranomvscorrano@enpg.comEN-POWER GROUPMichael is the Managing Director and Founder of EN-POWER GROUP. He has over 30 years of experience in both the generation and end-use sides of the energy industry, having personally overseen the successful implementation of hundreds of engineering projects. He began his career at Westinghouse Electric developing large-scale power generation plants before transitioning to working directly with large end-users on energy reduction, onsite generation, microgrids, and renewables while at Trigen Energy and later ConEdison Solutions. These extensive and diverse experiences in the energy space empowered Michael to create a company that applies practical solutions to complex energy needs to maximize savings and reduce environmental impacts for its customers.
NYC20-M3Site Tour with AEGIS EnergySponsored by AEGIS EnergyJoin AEGIS Energy on a live site tour of one of their local projects. 09/23/2020 - 10:30am09/23/2020 - 11:00amDaniel Burkehttps://nesea.org/node/8309135275DanielBurkeburkestree@gmail.com
NYC20-M2Rise of the Affordable Passive HouseSponsored by Magnusson Architecture and PlanningUsing MAP projects as examples, we'll look at how affordable housing has helped lead the way on sustainability and talk about what's next for the industry. 09/23/2020 - 10:30am09/23/2020 - 11:00amMatt Scheer, Rachel Simpsonhttps://nesea.org/node/8321130267MattScheermscheer@maparchitects.comMagnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP)Director of Communications
NYC20-M2Rise of the Affordable Passive HouseSponsored by Magnusson Architecture and PlanningUsing MAP projects as examples, we'll look at how affordable housing has helped lead the way on sustainability and talk about what's next for the industry. 09/23/2020 - 10:30am09/23/2020 - 11:00amMatt Scheer, Rachel Simpsonhttps://nesea.org/node/8321130751RachelSimpsonrsimpson@maparchitects.comMagnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP)Senior Associate
NYC20-M5Materially Better Building: Tools & Techniques to Make Every Project HealthierSponsored by Integrated Eco StrategyEvery team wants their building to be the healthiest and most sustainable possible. Integrated Eco Strategy’s Live Demo will explain the methods and demonstrate the tools to accomplish this effectively and deliver your green projects on time and on budget. Carbon can be offset, but we cannot offset health or social justice. Drawing on a decade of experience helping clients achieve Living Building Challenge (LBC) and other sustainability certifications, Integrated Eco Strategy can now help any project team produce buildings that are better for everyone concerned—from fence line communities to factory and construction workers to clients and their occupants—and do it efficiently and affordably. IES employs the LBC Red List to evaluate the building products your projects require. To use the list effectively, we created our software platform Red2Green (R2G), now in use nationwide. R2G includes a database of more than 12,000 products from over 3000 manufacturers and tracks, well, pretty much everything on every project. We have a simple goal: To ensure that each new project can be the healthiest you have ever created. Join us to see how.   09/23/2020 - 11:00am09/23/2020 - 11:30amClark Semon, Charley Stevenson, Matthew Root, Lisa Carey Moorehttps://nesea.org/node/8284135358ClarkSemonclark@materiallybetter.comIntegrated Eco StrategySystems Designer
NYC20-M5Materially Better Building: Tools & Techniques to Make Every Project HealthierSponsored by Integrated Eco StrategyEvery team wants their building to be the healthiest and most sustainable possible. Integrated Eco Strategy’s Live Demo will explain the methods and demonstrate the tools to accomplish this effectively and deliver your green projects on time and on budget. Carbon can be offset, but we cannot offset health or social justice. Drawing on a decade of experience helping clients achieve Living Building Challenge (LBC) and other sustainability certifications, Integrated Eco Strategy can now help any project team produce buildings that are better for everyone concerned—from fence line communities to factory and construction workers to clients and their occupants—and do it efficiently and affordably. IES employs the LBC Red List to evaluate the building products your projects require. To use the list effectively, we created our software platform Red2Green (R2G), now in use nationwide. R2G includes a database of more than 12,000 products from over 3000 manufacturers and tracks, well, pretty much everything on every project. We have a simple goal: To ensure that each new project can be the healthiest you have ever created. Join us to see how.   09/23/2020 - 11:00am09/23/2020 - 11:30amClark Semon, Charley Stevenson, Matthew Root, Lisa Carey Moorehttps://nesea.org/node/8284120196CharleyStevensoncharley@integratedecostrategy.comIntegrated Eco StrategyPrincipalCharley Stevenson has been delving deeper and deeper into healthier building materials since beginning work on his first Living Building Challenge project in 2011. With the team at IES, he has developed process and software to integrate better materials selections into all project types and to transform the market as quickly and easily as possible. The Red2Green platform has reduced Red List research and documentation effort by a factor of three while building up a library of over 10,000 products screened for compliance. Prior to work in regenerative design, he was a middle and high school math and science teacher. Charley lives in southern Vermont with his wife and his two daughters.
NYC20-M5Materially Better Building: Tools & Techniques to Make Every Project HealthierSponsored by Integrated Eco StrategyEvery team wants their building to be the healthiest and most sustainable possible. Integrated Eco Strategy’s Live Demo will explain the methods and demonstrate the tools to accomplish this effectively and deliver your green projects on time and on budget. Carbon can be offset, but we cannot offset health or social justice. Drawing on a decade of experience helping clients achieve Living Building Challenge (LBC) and other sustainability certifications, Integrated Eco Strategy can now help any project team produce buildings that are better for everyone concerned—from fence line communities to factory and construction workers to clients and their occupants—and do it efficiently and affordably. IES employs the LBC Red List to evaluate the building products your projects require. To use the list effectively, we created our software platform Red2Green (R2G), now in use nationwide. R2G includes a database of more than 12,000 products from over 3000 manufacturers and tracks, well, pretty much everything on every project. We have a simple goal: To ensure that each new project can be the healthiest you have ever created. Join us to see how.   09/23/2020 - 11:00am09/23/2020 - 11:30amClark Semon, Charley Stevenson, Matthew Root, Lisa Carey Moorehttps://nesea.org/node/828420443MatthewRootmatt_root@alumni.brown.eduIntegrated Eco StrategySenior Project ManagerMatt Root works with owners and design/construction teams to implement strategies for improving building performance and leveraging projects to drive the healthier materials marketplace. Matt works closely with projects pursuing Living Building Challenge certification, and others inspired by the program’s intent. He also supports the development of IES’ proprietary software, Red2Green, which helps project teams identify, track, communicate, and report-out on all building products in the project. Previously, Matt worked at Conservation Services Group/CLEAResult, where he led a team of mechanical engineers, enclosure experts and building scientists. His wide-ranging experience encompasses mechanical systems, enclosure detailing and performance testing. An active NESEA member, Matt has written articles on healthier materials for BuildingEnergy Magazine and presided as Co-Vice Chair and Conference Chair for BuildingEnergy Boston conferences (‘14 and ’15). He was recently appointed as an inaugural member of the Massachusetts Stretch Energy Codes Technical Advisory committee, helping provide expert review and guidance on MA building energy code language.
NYC20-M5Materially Better Building: Tools & Techniques to Make Every Project HealthierSponsored by Integrated Eco StrategyEvery team wants their building to be the healthiest and most sustainable possible. Integrated Eco Strategy’s Live Demo will explain the methods and demonstrate the tools to accomplish this effectively and deliver your green projects on time and on budget. Carbon can be offset, but we cannot offset health or social justice. Drawing on a decade of experience helping clients achieve Living Building Challenge (LBC) and other sustainability certifications, Integrated Eco Strategy can now help any project team produce buildings that are better for everyone concerned—from fence line communities to factory and construction workers to clients and their occupants—and do it efficiently and affordably. IES employs the LBC Red List to evaluate the building products your projects require. To use the list effectively, we created our software platform Red2Green (R2G), now in use nationwide. R2G includes a database of more than 12,000 products from over 3000 manufacturers and tracks, well, pretty much everything on every project. We have a simple goal: To ensure that each new project can be the healthiest you have ever created. Join us to see how.   09/23/2020 - 11:00am09/23/2020 - 11:30amClark Semon, Charley Stevenson, Matthew Root, Lisa Carey Moorehttps://nesea.org/node/8284119559LisaCarey Moorelisa.careymoore@living-future.orgInternational Living Future InstituteManager, Products and MaterialsFor the past eight years, my focus has been on helping clients pursuing Living Building Challenge certification. Daily, I work with members of the design team, manufacturers, specifiers, and contractors to ensure materials compliance for projects pursuing LBC's Materials Petal and meeting the challenge of the Red List. I enjoy working with team members, and particularly manufacturers, to learn about new products and the potential they hold to be better for human health and the environment. I speak often about materials, LBC's red list, and the imperative for addressing chemicals of concern in the built environment.
NYC20-M4A Guide to CPC VeriFi™Sponsored by Community Preservation CorporationJoin speakers from Community Preservation Corporation for a live, interactive how-to on their new tool: CPC VeriFi™, a free resource for building owners to help them calculate the potential savings from different energy efficiency and water conservation upgrades. 09/23/2020 - 11:00am09/23/2020 - 11:30amDanielle Donnellyhttps://nesea.org/node/8301127669DanielleDonnellyddonnelly@communityp.comCommunity Preservation Corporation (CPC)AVP, Sustainability Programs and Climate Friendly Homes Fund
NYC20-M6A German Perspective on Building EnergySponsored by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German American Chamber of Commerce in New YorkGermany enjoys a stellar reputation throughout the world for its high-quality technical products and practical expertise in the field of energy efficiency and has established itself as an international market leader in the fields of energy efficiency and green buildings. Over the past years, the use of German products and technologies in the U.S. building industry has grown consistently. This session will focus on a German perspective on building energy, featuring leaders from a select group of German companies who will share their expertise and present their newest solutions and projects.     Agenda: 11:30 am Welcome and Introduction David Gill, Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York Dietmar Rieg, President & CEO, German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.   11:40 am Passive House Policy & Implementation in North America Andreas Benzing, President New York Passive House Inc.   11:50 am Smarten up your building – A Grid-interactive Efficient Building Solution Jean-Marie Bergeal, CEO MeteoViva Inc.   12:00 pm Panel discussion – Energy Efficiency Made in Germany Moderation: Johanna Brusa, Economic and Press Affairs, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York Andreas Benzing, President New York Passive House Inc. Jean-Marie Bergeal, CEO MeteoViva Inc.   09/23/2020 - 11:30am09/23/2020 - 12:30pmAndreas Benzing, Jean-Marie Bergeal, Johanna Brusa, David Gill, Dietmar Rieghttps://nesea.org/node/828515923AndreasBenzingandreas@nypassivehouse.orgNY Passive House, Inc.PresidentAndreas is a registered architect in New York State and Germany. He received a Master of Science in Architecture from the Bauhaus University Weimar and a Master of Design & Management from the Politecnico di Milano. He has worked for Hans Kollhoff and O.M.Ungers in Germany before he founded a.m.Benzing architects in 2006 in New York City. Andreas is a LEED AP, and a Certified Passive House Designer. He teaches fundamentals of energy and architecture to undergraduate students at Parsons the New School.
NYC20-M6A German Perspective on Building EnergySponsored by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German American Chamber of Commerce in New YorkGermany enjoys a stellar reputation throughout the world for its high-quality technical products and practical expertise in the field of energy efficiency and has established itself as an international market leader in the fields of energy efficiency and green buildings. Over the past years, the use of German products and technologies in the U.S. building industry has grown consistently. This session will focus on a German perspective on building energy, featuring leaders from a select group of German companies who will share their expertise and present their newest solutions and projects.     Agenda: 11:30 am Welcome and Introduction David Gill, Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York Dietmar Rieg, President & CEO, German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.   11:40 am Passive House Policy & Implementation in North America Andreas Benzing, President New York Passive House Inc.   11:50 am Smarten up your building – A Grid-interactive Efficient Building Solution Jean-Marie Bergeal, CEO MeteoViva Inc.   12:00 pm Panel discussion – Energy Efficiency Made in Germany Moderation: Johanna Brusa, Economic and Press Affairs, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York Andreas Benzing, President New York Passive House Inc. Jean-Marie Bergeal, CEO MeteoViva Inc.   09/23/2020 - 11:30am09/23/2020 - 12:30pmAndreas Benzing, Jean-Marie Bergeal, Johanna Brusa, David Gill, Dietmar Rieghttps://nesea.org/node/8285121529Jean-MarieBergealjean-marie.bergeal@meteoviva.comGerman American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.CEO - MeteoViva, Inc.Jean-Marie Bergeal started his career at IBM in sales, where he was quickly promoted to manage a portfolio of Fortune 500 relationships and its P&L responsibilities. After eight years of increasing responsibilities, he joined the banking sector in Capital Markets, developing relationships and structuring transactions totaling in excess of $5 billion. Jean-Marie subsequently turned his focus on emerging technology companies. He advised a number of European companies looking to come to the US. In 2014, he joined Balyo, a French robotics company, to launch its North American business. He successfully led and concluded a strategic partnership with the #1 US material handling player. Jean-Marie joined MeteoViva early 2016 to lead its development in North America. He is also a mentor at the German Accelerator in New York City. Jean-Marie graduated from Ecole des Mines in France, and holds a Master of Science from Yale University as well as an MBA from New York University.
NYC20-M6A German Perspective on Building EnergySponsored by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German American Chamber of Commerce in New YorkGermany enjoys a stellar reputation throughout the world for its high-quality technical products and practical expertise in the field of energy efficiency and has established itself as an international market leader in the fields of energy efficiency and green buildings. Over the past years, the use of German products and technologies in the U.S. building industry has grown consistently. This session will focus on a German perspective on building energy, featuring leaders from a select group of German companies who will share their expertise and present their newest solutions and projects.     Agenda: 11:30 am Welcome and Introduction David Gill, Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York Dietmar Rieg, President & CEO, German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.   11:40 am Passive House Policy & Implementation in North America Andreas Benzing, President New York Passive House Inc.   11:50 am Smarten up your building – A Grid-interactive Efficient Building Solution Jean-Marie Bergeal, CEO MeteoViva Inc.   12:00 pm Panel discussion – Energy Efficiency Made in Germany Moderation: Johanna Brusa, Economic and Press Affairs, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York Andreas Benzing, President New York Passive House Inc. Jean-Marie Bergeal, CEO MeteoViva Inc.   09/23/2020 - 11:30am09/23/2020 - 12:30pmAndreas Benzing, Jean-Marie Bergeal, Johanna Brusa, David Gill, Dietmar Rieghttps://nesea.org/node/8285135341JohannaBrusawi-10-gk@newy.auswaertiges-amt.deConsulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany - BostonPress and Economic Affairs Officer
NYC20-M6A German Perspective on Building EnergySponsored by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German American Chamber of Commerce in New YorkGermany enjoys a stellar reputation throughout the world for its high-quality technical products and practical expertise in the field of energy efficiency and has established itself as an international market leader in the fields of energy efficiency and green buildings. Over the past years, the use of German products and technologies in the U.S. building industry has grown consistently. This session will focus on a German perspective on building energy, featuring leaders from a select group of German companies who will share their expertise and present their newest solutions and projects.     Agenda: 11:30 am Welcome and Introduction David Gill, Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York Dietmar Rieg, President & CEO, German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.   11:40 am Passive House Policy & Implementation in North America Andreas Benzing, President New York Passive House Inc.   11:50 am Smarten up your building – A Grid-interactive Efficient Building Solution Jean-Marie Bergeal, CEO MeteoViva Inc.   12:00 pm Panel discussion – Energy Efficiency Made in Germany Moderation: Johanna Brusa, Economic and Press Affairs, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York Andreas Benzing, President New York Passive House Inc. Jean-Marie Bergeal, CEO MeteoViva Inc.   09/23/2020 - 11:30am09/23/2020 - 12:30pmAndreas Benzing, Jean-Marie Bergeal, Johanna Brusa, David Gill, Dietmar Rieghttps://nesea.org/node/8285135386DavidGilll-gk@newy.auswaertiges-amt.deConsulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany - BostonConsul General
NYC20-M6A German Perspective on Building EnergySponsored by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German American Chamber of Commerce in New YorkGermany enjoys a stellar reputation throughout the world for its high-quality technical products and practical expertise in the field of energy efficiency and has established itself as an international market leader in the fields of energy efficiency and green buildings. Over the past years, the use of German products and technologies in the U.S. building industry has grown consistently. This session will focus on a German perspective on building energy, featuring leaders from a select group of German companies who will share their expertise and present their newest solutions and projects.     Agenda: 11:30 am Welcome and Introduction David Gill, Consul General, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York Dietmar Rieg, President & CEO, German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.   11:40 am Passive House Policy & Implementation in North America Andreas Benzing, President New York Passive House Inc.   11:50 am Smarten up your building – A Grid-interactive Efficient Building Solution Jean-Marie Bergeal, CEO MeteoViva Inc.   12:00 pm Panel discussion – Energy Efficiency Made in Germany Moderation: Johanna Brusa, Economic and Press Affairs, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany New York Andreas Benzing, President New York Passive House Inc. Jean-Marie Bergeal, CEO MeteoViva Inc.   09/23/2020 - 11:30am09/23/2020 - 12:30pmAndreas Benzing, Jean-Marie Bergeal, Johanna Brusa, David Gill, Dietmar Rieghttps://nesea.org/node/8285115538DietmarRiegdrieg@gaccny.comGerman American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.PresidentDietmar Rieg is the President and CEO of the GACC, which was founded in New York in 1947 and has grown to be one of the largest German bilateral chambers of commerce worldwide. From 1993 to 2005, Mr. Rieg represented Bayern LB in various positions in New York City. From 2006 to 2008, he shifted to the bank’s headquarters in Munich, where he was responsible for the corporate banking business in multiple industries, including energy and telecommunications. He returned to New York in 2008 to take the position of CEO of Bayern LB’s subsidiary office. His move into the leadership of the GACC is a welcomed challenge, Mr. Rieg is an economist with a degree from the University of Tuebingen, Germany and also holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
BOS20-214Encore Presentation - Climate Justice Is Social Justice: How We WinThis session was originally presented in August at BuildingEnergy Boston. It received high acclaim from attendees. With panelists' permission, we are re-airing the session as a special Community Event in order to make this critical content as accessible as possible to a wide audience.   We need to win! We are faced with the mortal challenge of saving ourselves and our planet in a short handful of years. To address such a complex problem as human-driven climate change, we need complex thinking that integrates people and the planet. Climate justice is a framework that foregrounds the intersectionality of our movements for an ecological response like green building, with our movements towards more just social relationships and institutions. This panel highlights the work of green building and renewable energy professionals working at the intersection of Climate Resilience and Social Justice. Our panelists are passionate, intelligent change-makers. They are working on climate change solutions while centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the daily practice of their businesses and organizations.This panel is facilitated by Mel Baiser and Ace McArleton.   Note: If the price of a BuildingEnergy NYC conference pass or a trade show-only pass is not easily within your means, you can register for a free trade show pass using the code "NYC20WedComp" to access community events on September 23. 09/23/2020 - 11:30am09/23/2020 - 1:00pmMel Baiser, Michael Chávez, Shelley Francis, Ace McArleton, Daphany Sanchezhttps://nesea.org/node/829954298MelBaisermel@buildhelm.comHELM Construction SolutionsDirector of Vision and StrategyMel believes in the transformative potential of the construction sector. This industry, which contributes nearly 40% of the carbon emissions wreaking havoc on our planet, is well positioned to become a catalyst for change in the movement for climate justice. Mel is passionate about making that happen. One could say Mel was destined to enter the construction trades. A 7th-generation Vermonter, they come from a long line of builders and homesteaders. After years working as a residential carpenter, project manager, and estimator in both the San Francisco Bay Area and New England, Mel couldn’t ignore the tremendous opportunities for improvement they saw for the industry. With a degree in sociology, decades of organizing experience, and a desire to engage with the building world, Mel co-founded HELM to provide a much-needed service—while simultaneously disrupting business as usual. They became a BPI- and PHIUS-certified professional, are an ICF ACC-accredited coach, and have been providing business consulting, coaching, and project management services to companies throughout North America over the past ten years. As Director of Vision and Strategy, Mel leads the effort to generate and hold HELM’s vision of making a positive impact on the world in the areas of climate change and social justice. They live in Brattleboro, VT, with their wife and son where they enjoy monthly hikes on big mountains, speaking Spanish, and music.
BOS20-214Encore Presentation - Climate Justice Is Social Justice: How We WinThis session was originally presented in August at BuildingEnergy Boston. It received high acclaim from attendees. With panelists' permission, we are re-airing the session as a special Community Event in order to make this critical content as accessible as possible to a wide audience.   We need to win! We are faced with the mortal challenge of saving ourselves and our planet in a short handful of years. To address such a complex problem as human-driven climate change, we need complex thinking that integrates people and the planet. Climate justice is a framework that foregrounds the intersectionality of our movements for an ecological response like green building, with our movements towards more just social relationships and institutions. This panel highlights the work of green building and renewable energy professionals working at the intersection of Climate Resilience and Social Justice. Our panelists are passionate, intelligent change-makers. They are working on climate change solutions while centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the daily practice of their businesses and organizations.This panel is facilitated by Mel Baiser and Ace McArleton.   Note: If the price of a BuildingEnergy NYC conference pass or a trade show-only pass is not easily within your means, you can register for a free trade show pass using the code "NYC20WedComp" to access community events on September 23. 09/23/2020 - 11:30am09/23/2020 - 1:00pmMel Baiser, Michael Chávez, Shelley Francis, Ace McArleton, Daphany Sanchezhttps://nesea.org/node/8299132772MichaelChávezmchavez@ybboston.orgYouthBuild BostonProject Development Manager
BOS20-214Encore Presentation - Climate Justice Is Social Justice: How We WinThis session was originally presented in August at BuildingEnergy Boston. It received high acclaim from attendees. With panelists' permission, we are re-airing the session as a special Community Event in order to make this critical content as accessible as possible to a wide audience.   We need to win! We are faced with the mortal challenge of saving ourselves and our planet in a short handful of years. To address such a complex problem as human-driven climate change, we need complex thinking that integrates people and the planet. Climate justice is a framework that foregrounds the intersectionality of our movements for an ecological response like green building, with our movements towards more just social relationships and institutions. This panel highlights the work of green building and renewable energy professionals working at the intersection of Climate Resilience and Social Justice. Our panelists are passionate, intelligent change-makers. They are working on climate change solutions while centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the daily practice of their businesses and organizations.This panel is facilitated by Mel Baiser and Ace McArleton.   Note: If the price of a BuildingEnergy NYC conference pass or a trade show-only pass is not easily within your means, you can register for a free trade show pass using the code "NYC20WedComp" to access community events on September 23. 09/23/2020 - 11:30am09/23/2020 - 1:00pmMel Baiser, Michael Chávez, Shelley Francis, Ace McArleton, Daphany Sanchezhttps://nesea.org/node/8299135039ShelleyFrancisshelley@evnoire.comEVHybridNoireCo-Founder
BOS20-214Encore Presentation - Climate Justice Is Social Justice: How We WinThis session was originally presented in August at BuildingEnergy Boston. It received high acclaim from attendees. With panelists' permission, we are re-airing the session as a special Community Event in order to make this critical content as accessible as possible to a wide audience.   We need to win! We are faced with the mortal challenge of saving ourselves and our planet in a short handful of years. To address such a complex problem as human-driven climate change, we need complex thinking that integrates people and the planet. Climate justice is a framework that foregrounds the intersectionality of our movements for an ecological response like green building, with our movements towards more just social relationships and institutions. This panel highlights the work of green building and renewable energy professionals working at the intersection of Climate Resilience and Social Justice. Our panelists are passionate, intelligent change-makers. They are working on climate change solutions while centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the daily practice of their businesses and organizations.This panel is facilitated by Mel Baiser and Ace McArleton.   Note: If the price of a BuildingEnergy NYC conference pass or a trade show-only pass is not easily within your means, you can register for a free trade show pass using the code "NYC20WedComp" to access community events on September 23. 09/23/2020 - 11:30am09/23/2020 - 1:00pmMel Baiser, Michael Chávez, Shelley Francis, Ace McArleton, Daphany Sanchezhttps://nesea.org/node/829929390AceMcArletonace@newframeworks.comNew FrameworksGeneral ManagerAce founded New Frameworks in 2006, blending natural building materials and methods with high performance designs. Ace instructs in the Natural Building Certificate Program at Yestermorrow Design/Build School and is the author of The Natural Building Companion (Chelsea Green 2012).
BOS20-214Encore Presentation - Climate Justice Is Social Justice: How We WinThis session was originally presented in August at BuildingEnergy Boston. It received high acclaim from attendees. With panelists' permission, we are re-airing the session as a special Community Event in order to make this critical content as accessible as possible to a wide audience.   We need to win! We are faced with the mortal challenge of saving ourselves and our planet in a short handful of years. To address such a complex problem as human-driven climate change, we need complex thinking that integrates people and the planet. Climate justice is a framework that foregrounds the intersectionality of our movements for an ecological response like green building, with our movements towards more just social relationships and institutions. This panel highlights the work of green building and renewable energy professionals working at the intersection of Climate Resilience and Social Justice. Our panelists are passionate, intelligent change-makers. They are working on climate change solutions while centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the daily practice of their businesses and organizations.This panel is facilitated by Mel Baiser and Ace McArleton.   Note: If the price of a BuildingEnergy NYC conference pass or a trade show-only pass is not easily within your means, you can register for a free trade show pass using the code "NYC20WedComp" to access community events on September 23. 09/23/2020 - 11:30am09/23/2020 - 1:00pmMel Baiser, Michael Chávez, Shelley Francis, Ace McArleton, Daphany Sanchezhttps://nesea.org/node/8299119041DaphanySanchezdaphany@kc3.nycKinetic Communities ConsultingExecutive DirectorDaphany Rose Sanchez is a New York native who has been passionately working as an energy equity advocate for twelve years. Daphany founded Kinetic Communities in 2017 when she saw the representation gap in the energy sector and knew something had to be done. Kinetic Communities is a New York Certified Social Enterprise Benefit Corporation which advocates and implements strategic energy equity market transformations for diverse New York communities. We use data to develop strategic engagement strategies and tools to catalyze positive relationships with energy. We work in the intersection of finance, engineering, planning, and organizing; a sweet spot that helps us understand how to systematically drive change for a clean energy transition. We want to help our communities save money, feel safe, and live in a cleaner environment. KC3 works with the sectors most impactful leaders. We want to help New Yorkers lead by example, which is why we have committed to our own internal goals. KC3 has volunteered to be legally committed to consider our impact on our workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. KC3 is registered through Certified B Corporation, CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, 1% for the Planet, We Are Still In, and commitment to Net Zero by 2030. Daphany has her B.S. from NYU Tandon School of Engineering and her M.S. from the New School. She has been awarded as a Next City Vanguard Fellow, a NYC Housing Hero in 2018, 2019 Grist50! Fixer, and a 2020 NYC Climate Hero for her vigorous work ensuring front line communities and people of color are engaged in a just clean energy transition.
NYC20-M7NYSERDA RetrofitNY: Characterizing the Market for High-Performance Retrofits in New York StateSponsored by NYSERDA Syracuse University and Pratt Institute will present their study for RetrofitNY exploring predominant multifamily building typologies in New York State. Using existing building inventory data and archival resources, the study identifies seven predominant low- and mid-rise building typologies in the state. Each type is characterized based on its quantity, regional distribution, and attributes relevant to high-performance retrofits (such as massing, exterior wall construction, and fenestration). This information will provide market insight to assist manufacturers in developing products to serve the emerging retrofit market. 09/23/2020 - 12:30pm09/23/2020 - 1:15pmGabrielle Brainard, Nina Sharifihttps://nesea.org/node/8286135359GabrielleBrainardgbrain64@pratt.eduPratt InstituteVisiting Associate ProfessorGabrielle Brainard, AIA, LEED AP, is an architect and educator specializing in enclosure design. She has worked as a facade consultant with Heintges and Associates, and as a senior technical architect with SHoP Architects, where her projects included the design and execution of custom facades for 111 West 57th Street and Pier 17 at South Street Seaport. Gabrielle's interest in the performance of building envelopes has led to research on thermal comfort in buildings, which has been supported by grants from Pratt's Faculty Development Fund (2016) and STEAMPlant (2018).
NYC20-M7NYSERDA RetrofitNY: Characterizing the Market for High-Performance Retrofits in New York StateSponsored by NYSERDA Syracuse University and Pratt Institute will present their study for RetrofitNY exploring predominant multifamily building typologies in New York State. Using existing building inventory data and archival resources, the study identifies seven predominant low- and mid-rise building typologies in the state. Each type is characterized based on its quantity, regional distribution, and attributes relevant to high-performance retrofits (such as massing, exterior wall construction, and fenestration). This information will provide market insight to assist manufacturers in developing products to serve the emerging retrofit market. 09/23/2020 - 12:30pm09/23/2020 - 1:15pmGabrielle Brainard, Nina Sharifihttps://nesea.org/node/8286135362NinaSharifinmsharif@syr.eduSyracuse UniversityAssistant Professor
NYC20-M8Preview of the Updated PHIUS+ 2021 StandardSponsored by PHIUSJoin speakers from PHIUS in an interactive preview of the updated PHIUS 2021+ standard. 09/23/2020 - 1:00pm09/23/2020 - 1:30pmLisa White, Graham Wrighthttps://nesea.org/node/832066665LisaWhitelwhite@phius.orgPhiusAssociate DirectorLisa White serves as the Certification Manager for the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) and has been with PHIUS since 2012. She is also an instructor for Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC®) and WUFI Passive software training. White holds a degree in Environmental Sustainability with a minor in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Master’s in Energy Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. White works on certification program development and is a member of PHIUS’ technical committee. She also provides consulting services on static and dynamic energy modeling in WUFI Passive, THERM modeling, and project planning specific to passive building principles. White has presented at numerous conferences and events, including Greenbuild, PHIUS Annual North American Passive House Conferences, the Affordable Comfort Institute national conference, and Facades+.
NYC20-M8Preview of the Updated PHIUS+ 2021 StandardSponsored by PHIUSJoin speakers from PHIUS in an interactive preview of the updated PHIUS 2021+ standard. 09/23/2020 - 1:00pm09/23/2020 - 1:30pmLisa White, Graham Wrighthttps://nesea.org/node/8320135449GrahamWrightgwright@phius.orgPhiusSenior ScientistGraham Wright leads standards, certification and energy modeling protocol development at PHIUS and sets the research agenda for the Technical Committee.Graham also develops and manages PHIUS' product certification programs.
He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
RetrofitNY Market Characterization Q&ASponsored by NYSERDAJoin us for a post-session, interactive Q&A with RetrofitNY Market Characterization speakers Nina Sharifi and Gabrielle Brainard. 09/23/2020 - 1:15pm09/23/2020 - 1:45pmGabrielle Brainard, Nina Sharifihttps://nesea.org/node/8317135359GabrielleBrainardgbrain64@pratt.eduPratt InstituteVisiting Associate ProfessorGabrielle Brainard, AIA, LEED AP, is an architect and educator specializing in enclosure design. She has worked as a facade consultant with Heintges and Associates, and as a senior technical architect with SHoP Architects, where her projects included the design and execution of custom facades for 111 West 57th Street and Pier 17 at South Street Seaport. Gabrielle's interest in the performance of building envelopes has led to research on thermal comfort in buildings, which has been supported by grants from Pratt's Faculty Development Fund (2016) and STEAMPlant (2018).
RetrofitNY Market Characterization Q&ASponsored by NYSERDAJoin us for a post-session, interactive Q&A with RetrofitNY Market Characterization speakers Nina Sharifi and Gabrielle Brainard. 09/23/2020 - 1:15pm09/23/2020 - 1:45pmGabrielle Brainard, Nina Sharifihttps://nesea.org/node/8317135362NinaSharifinmsharif@syr.eduSyracuse UniversityAssistant Professor
NYC20-M9How to Improve Your Home & Your Health with Condair HumiLifeSponsored by Condair As people on average spend over 90% of their lives indoors, it is imperative that we consider the quality of the air that we breathe. It has been scientifically proven that an indoor relative humidity level between 40-60% is optimal for our health, comfort and for the preservation of our valuable investments.   Condair HumiLife provides a diverse, industry leading portfolio of professional home humidification solutions. With our quality, cutting-edge products in addition to our technical expertise, we are dedicated to providing optimized solutions to improve your home’s air quality. Our humidification solutions maintain the highest level of hygiene while also reducing energy consumption.   09/23/2020 - 1:30pm09/23/2020 - 2:00pmErica Ziino, Todd Clarke, Tina Hemming, Emily de Leon, Jake D'Aloisiohttps://nesea.org/node/8287129514EricaZiinoerica.ziino@condair.comCondairMarketing Coordinator
NYC20-M9How to Improve Your Home & Your Health with Condair HumiLifeSponsored by Condair As people on average spend over 90% of their lives indoors, it is imperative that we consider the quality of the air that we breathe. It has been scientifically proven that an indoor relative humidity level between 40-60% is optimal for our health, comfort and for the preservation of our valuable investments.   Condair HumiLife provides a diverse, industry leading portfolio of professional home humidification solutions. With our quality, cutting-edge products in addition to our technical expertise, we are dedicated to providing optimized solutions to improve your home’s air quality. Our humidification solutions maintain the highest level of hygiene while also reducing energy consumption.   09/23/2020 - 1:30pm09/23/2020 - 2:00pmErica Ziino, Todd Clarke, Tina Hemming, Emily de Leon, Jake D'Aloisiohttps://nesea.org/node/8287135365ToddClarketodd.clarke@condair.comCondair
NYC20-M9How to Improve Your Home & Your Health with Condair HumiLifeSponsored by Condair As people on average spend over 90% of their lives indoors, it is imperative that we consider the quality of the air that we breathe. It has been scientifically proven that an indoor relative humidity level between 40-60% is optimal for our health, comfort and for the preservation of our valuable investments.   Condair HumiLife provides a diverse, industry leading portfolio of professional home humidification solutions. With our quality, cutting-edge products in addition to our technical expertise, we are dedicated to providing optimized solutions to improve your home’s air quality. Our humidification solutions maintain the highest level of hygiene while also reducing energy consumption.   09/23/2020 - 1:30pm09/23/2020 - 2:00pmErica Ziino, Todd Clarke, Tina Hemming, Emily de Leon, Jake D'Aloisiohttps://nesea.org/node/8287135068TinaHemmingtina.hemming@condair.comCondairBusiness Development Manager
NYC20-M9How to Improve Your Home & Your Health with Condair HumiLifeSponsored by Condair As people on average spend over 90% of their lives indoors, it is imperative that we consider the quality of the air that we breathe. It has been scientifically proven that an indoor relative humidity level between 40-60% is optimal for our health, comfort and for the preservation of our valuable investments.   Condair HumiLife provides a diverse, industry leading portfolio of professional home humidification solutions. With our quality, cutting-edge products in addition to our technical expertise, we are dedicated to providing optimized solutions to improve your home’s air quality. Our humidification solutions maintain the highest level of hygiene while also reducing energy consumption.   09/23/2020 - 1:30pm09/23/2020 - 2:00pmErica Ziino, Todd Clarke, Tina Hemming, Emily de Leon, Jake D'Aloisiohttps://nesea.org/node/8287135586Emilyde Leonemily.deleon@condair.comCondairDatabase Administrator
NYC20-M9How to Improve Your Home & Your Health with Condair HumiLifeSponsored by Condair As people on average spend over 90% of their lives indoors, it is imperative that we consider the quality of the air that we breathe. It has been scientifically proven that an indoor relative humidity level between 40-60% is optimal for our health, comfort and for the preservation of our valuable investments.   Condair HumiLife provides a diverse, industry leading portfolio of professional home humidification solutions. With our quality, cutting-edge products in addition to our technical expertise, we are dedicated to providing optimized solutions to improve your home’s air quality. Our humidification solutions maintain the highest level of hygiene while also reducing energy consumption.   09/23/2020 - 1:30pm09/23/2020 - 2:00pmErica Ziino, Todd Clarke, Tina Hemming, Emily de Leon, Jake D'Aloisiohttps://nesea.org/node/8287133538JakeD'Aloisiojake.daloisio@condair.comCondairProduct Manager, Residential
NYC20-M10Specifying Tropical Wood to Prevent Deforestation & Reduce Embodied CarbonSponsored by Whole ForestTwo of the largest sources of global CO2 emissions are tropical deforestation and the mining, manufacturing, and transportation of building materials. What if the production of materials could prevent deforestation and its carbon emissions? Whole Forest has been working with Ecuadorian communities to produce tropical hardwood products, like wall tiles and flooring, that encourage conservation of highly threatened rainforests. The amount of carbon able to remain sequestered in the forest is assigned to the volume of wood specified as a carbon offset. This is a new model of calculating embodied carbon that Whole Forest is pioneering. Join this conversation with the Whole Forest team in which they discuss how sustainable community forestry can produce materials that dramatically reduce embodied carbon. Participants will also learn how to specify and customize Whole Forest products. We welcome follow-up conversations and requests for samples. 09/23/2020 - 1:30pm09/23/2020 - 2:00pmMaura Costello, Peter Pinchothttps://nesea.org/node/8288126526MauraCostellomauracostello@wholeforest.comI am currently collaborating with Whole Forest as their Design Director. My personal mission is to make sustainable materials more accessible to the design industry in order to sustain a healthy climate. I believe that by recognizing communal goals, fostering honest communication, and by creating beautifully crafted products, the design industry can become more sustainably-oriented. I have a background in interior design, product design, and marketing, which enables my holistic design approach. I'm always looking for opportunities to educate others on the importance of sustainable materials, and for opportunities to engage with the sustainable design community. In 2016, I earned a BFA in furniture design and interior design from Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). Since then, I've split my time between Quito, Ecuador and Philadelphia, PA.
NYC20-M10Specifying Tropical Wood to Prevent Deforestation & Reduce Embodied CarbonSponsored by Whole ForestTwo of the largest sources of global CO2 emissions are tropical deforestation and the mining, manufacturing, and transportation of building materials. What if the production of materials could prevent deforestation and its carbon emissions? Whole Forest has been working with Ecuadorian communities to produce tropical hardwood products, like wall tiles and flooring, that encourage conservation of highly threatened rainforests. The amount of carbon able to remain sequestered in the forest is assigned to the volume of wood specified as a carbon offset. This is a new model of calculating embodied carbon that Whole Forest is pioneering. Join this conversation with the Whole Forest team in which they discuss how sustainable community forestry can produce materials that dramatically reduce embodied carbon. Participants will also learn how to specify and customize Whole Forest products. We welcome follow-up conversations and requests for samples. 09/23/2020 - 1:30pm09/23/2020 - 2:00pmMaura Costello, Peter Pinchothttps://nesea.org/node/8288118272PeterPinchotpeterpinchot@wholeforest.comWhole ForestCofounder and CEOFounder and CEO, Whole Forest, since 2008. Forester, Master of Environmental Studies, Yale. Whole Forest is a forest conservation, sustainable forestry, and wood product company operating in Ecuador, with a marketing center in Quakertown, PA. The mission is partnering with forest communities to build a sustainable forestry and manufacturing economy that provides a strong incentive to conserve endangered rainforests. We make hardwood surface products including flooring, countertops, wall panels, and tables. Whole Forest embeds a carbon offset with our products based on the carbon we protect from deforestation in Ecuador.
Emerging Professionals Career ForumThis interactive event is designed for emerging professionals, including students, to meet one another and share strategies for building networks, navigating early career challenges, and leveraging NESEA as a professional resource. Attendees will have a chance to hone their networking skills and exchange advice while they meet one another in breakout groups led by members of the NESEA community. Featured practice areas may include architecture, construction/building, the nonprofit sector, landscape, municipal/policy, energy modeling & engineering, and renewable energy.   Note: If the price of a BuildingEnergy NYC conference pass or a trade show-only pass is not easily within your means, you can register for a free trade show pass using the code "NYC20WedComp" to access community events on September 23. 09/23/2020 - 2:00pm09/23/2020 - 3:00pmHaripriya Elumalai, Jordana Vasquez, Karno Widjajahttps://nesea.org/node/8290130963HaripriyaElumalaihelumalai@moncon.comMonadnock Construction, Inc.Project ManagerHaripriya Elumalai has over 7 years of construction experience building mid-rise and high-rise market-rate and affordable housing in NYC. She began her career as an Estimator for a construction firm in Colorado and evolved into her current role as a Project Manager for a notable GC/CM in New York City. In her current role, Haripriya is responsible for total project management including controlling budgets, negotiating subcontracts, coordinating with city agencies, and planning day-to-day activities with the project team to ensure construction remains on schedule and within budget. A team player, Haripriya holds an excellent track record of strong working relationships with owners, architects, and engineers, resulting in successful construction projects. Some of the notable projects that Haripriya has been involved with are Cornell Tech – world’s tallest Passive House (PHI) on Roosevelt Island, NY – and Park Avenue Green (also known as Morris II) – Bronx’s first large affordable housing PHIUS project. She is currently working on a 17- to 30-story twin tower residential project in downtown Manhattan. Haripriya is a LEED Accredited Green Associate and Certified Passive House (PHI) Tradesperson. She obtained her Masters in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Construction Management from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and Bachelors of Civil Engineering from College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University India. Outside of work, as an ardent hiker and snowboarder, Haripriya enjoys traveling and being outdoors.
Emerging Professionals Career ForumThis interactive event is designed for emerging professionals, including students, to meet one another and share strategies for building networks, navigating early career challenges, and leveraging NESEA as a professional resource. Attendees will have a chance to hone their networking skills and exchange advice while they meet one another in breakout groups led by members of the NESEA community. Featured practice areas may include architecture, construction/building, the nonprofit sector, landscape, municipal/policy, energy modeling & engineering, and renewable energy.   Note: If the price of a BuildingEnergy NYC conference pass or a trade show-only pass is not easily within your means, you can register for a free trade show pass using the code "NYC20WedComp" to access community events on September 23. 09/23/2020 - 2:00pm09/23/2020 - 3:00pmHaripriya Elumalai, Jordana Vasquez, Karno Widjajahttps://nesea.org/node/8290120574JordanaVasquezjordievasquez@gmail.comWomen of Color Collective in SustainabilityCo-Founder
Emerging Professionals Career ForumThis interactive event is designed for emerging professionals, including students, to meet one another and share strategies for building networks, navigating early career challenges, and leveraging NESEA as a professional resource. Attendees will have a chance to hone their networking skills and exchange advice while they meet one another in breakout groups led by members of the NESEA community. Featured practice areas may include architecture, construction/building, the nonprofit sector, landscape, municipal/policy, energy modeling & engineering, and renewable energy.   Note: If the price of a BuildingEnergy NYC conference pass or a trade show-only pass is not easily within your means, you can register for a free trade show pass using the code "NYC20WedComp" to access community events on September 23. 09/23/2020 - 2:00pm09/23/2020 - 3:00pmHaripriya Elumalai, Jordana Vasquez, Karno Widjajahttps://nesea.org/node/8290126599KarnoWidjajawidjaja@utiledesign.comUtile Architecture & PlanningBuilding Performance SpecialistKarno Widjaja is an architectural professional, with experiences bridging architectural design, building performance, and various sustainability initiatives. He has worked at several firms in Singapore, Hong Kong, Texas, and Boston. Most recently at Bruner/Cott Architects, Karno was the project architect for 288 Harrison Avenue, an affordable multifamily project that will add 85 units to Boston's Chinatown neighborhood. As a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC), he was an integral part in the projects' journey to achieving Passive House Pre-Certification. He was also the project designer on Frost Terrace, a 40 unit affordable housing development in the Porter Square neighborhood of Cambridge, MA that weaves together three historic houses, contemporary architecture, and human-centered landscape elements. Karno was born in Singapore and holds a Master of Design Studies from the Energy and Environments program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University.
NYC20-M11Active Airflow Control with React DamperSponsored by Swegon North AmericaActive airflow control is a piece of the puzzle that helps deliver truly high performance in the built environment. High performance can mean thermal comfort, indoor air quality (IAQ), energy savings, low carbon emissions and pressurization. Active airflow control is a system of controls and components that can vary the airflow in response to dynamic changes in the occupied space. Ashkan Oghabi, Regional Sales Manager, will demo Swegon’s React damper and how to meet high performance in the occupied space utilizing React. A question and answer period will follow the product demo. 09/23/2020 - 2:00pm09/23/2020 - 2:30pmAshkan Oghabihttps://nesea.org/node/8318135444AshkanOghabiashkan.oghabi@swegon.comSwegon North AmericaRegional Manager
NYC20-M12An Introduction to C-PACE Financing in New York CitySponsored by Greenworks Lending Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) provides long-term, low-cost financing for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy projects in commercial buildings. The program starts with a state or local-level government policy that classifies clean energy upgrades as a public benefit. These upgrades can be financed with no money down and then repaid as a benefit assessment on the property tax bill over a term that matches the useful life of the improvements. The assessment transfers on the sale of the property and can be passed through to tenants where appropriate. While facilitating sustainability efforts, the program reduces property owners’ annual costs and provides dramatically better-than-market financing for green new construction.   Recent policy in New York City has been passed to allow this financing mechanism for commercial properties in the five boroughs. This presentation will be a comprehensive introduction to C-PACE and will cover: - How C-PACE Works - Benefits of C-PACE - Qualifying Properties and Project Types - How C-PACE Helps Enhance and Complete Capital Stacks - How C-PACE Can Help Property Owners Save Money and Meet the City’s Ambitious Climate Targets- How to Get Started with C-PACE 09/23/2020 - 3:00pm09/23/2020 - 3:30pmMike Dotyhttps://nesea.org/node/8292134685MikeDotymdoty@greenworkslending.comNuveen Green CapitalDirector of Energy EfficiencyMike Doty, Director of Energy Efficiency, Greenworks Lending. Mike comes to Greenworks with a background in lighting controls and utility efficiency program implementation. He is a Certified Energy Manager, and a Certified Lighting Efficiency professional endorsed by ACEEE. He has a passion for business development working with contractors to design, implement, and sell unique energy solutions that best match their customer’s needs.
NYC20-M13Occupant-Oriented Decarbonization Strategies: Combining Healthy Buildings & Deep Energy RetrofitsSponsored by Consigli With federal-, state- and organization-level requirements mandating changes towards a low-carbon society, facilities and project planning teams are facing challenges in the push to reach Net Zero and carbon reduction goals. New construction, by default, is being built with low-carbon strategies in mind; but what can we do to ensure that our existing buildings are optimized for health while retrofitting them with low-carbon infrastructure? This brief discussion will highlight some of the existing building energy analyses, deep energy retrofit strategies and healthy building considerations owners can make to shift towards energy efficiency upgrades to not only meet carbon-reduction commitments, but optimize for building occupant health and wellbeing. 09/23/2020 - 3:00pm09/23/2020 - 3:30pmSteven Burke, Kailash Viswanathanhttps://nesea.org/node/830855094StevenBurkesburke@consigli.comConsigli ConstructionDir. of SustainabilityLEED & WELL Faculty, CPHC
Steven is Consigli’s full-time in house LEED and sustainable construction expert and is one of only two members in the United States who holds LEED & WELL Faculty and Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) credentials. He is a resource for all projects to ensure that every project meets Consigli’s self-imposed requirements for sustainable construction. He has guided the sustainability process projects across many different building types and sizes, including but not limited to: K-12 schools, higher education facilities, mid-rise and high-rise residential, commercial interiors, retail interiors and commercial office buildings.
NYC20-M13Occupant-Oriented Decarbonization Strategies: Combining Healthy Buildings & Deep Energy RetrofitsSponsored by Consigli With federal-, state- and organization-level requirements mandating changes towards a low-carbon society, facilities and project planning teams are facing challenges in the push to reach Net Zero and carbon reduction goals. New construction, by default, is being built with low-carbon strategies in mind; but what can we do to ensure that our existing buildings are optimized for health while retrofitting them with low-carbon infrastructure? This brief discussion will highlight some of the existing building energy analyses, deep energy retrofit strategies and healthy building considerations owners can make to shift towards energy efficiency upgrades to not only meet carbon-reduction commitments, but optimize for building occupant health and wellbeing. 09/23/2020 - 3:00pm09/23/2020 - 3:30pmSteven Burke, Kailash Viswanathanhttps://nesea.org/node/8308135367KailashViswanathankviswanathan@consigli.comConsigli ConstructionDirector of EnergyCEM, LEED AP
As Director of Energy for Arch Energy, a division of Consigli Construction Co., Inc., Kailash leverages his over two decades of engineering and operations experience to provide support and insight to clients and ConsigIi’s pre-construction and construction teams. His knowledge in coordinating energy and infrastructure strategies on projects across all markets ensures implementation of the right systems to deliver smart, efficient and healthy buildings on every project. Kailash manages energy and infrastructure projects from design and procurement to operation and leverages his expertise to advise project teams and clients on cost-saving, sustainable solutions and post-occupancy operations.
NYC20-M14Is Change Imminent for Zero Energy Retrofits?Sponsored by NYSERDAWhat will the zero-energy retrofit market look like in five years? In 10? What signposts can we see already that suggest change is right around the corner? And what role will you play in it? In this session we’ll go over the signposts and what we see occurring in the zero-energy retrofit market over the next five years.   09/23/2020 - 3:30pm09/23/2020 - 4:00pmJames Geppnerhttps://nesea.org/node/8293126611JamesGeppnerjames.geppner@nyserda.ny.govNYSERDARetrofitNY Senior Project ManagerFollowing his years in Project Finance, where he evaluated companies in a number of markets, he served as an advisor to startups and new initiatives, relying on behavioral science, finance and competitive theory to see what’s shaping a market. With a desire to focus more on the climate, he founded Erase40.org to help speed the adoption of zero energy buildings. Recently he joined NYSERDA’s RetrofitNY team in NYC and is focused on the mechanisms that will make for a robust zero energy retrofit market. He is a graduate of NYU and of SGIB’s investment banking program.
Community Happy HourCelebrate the opening day of BuildingEnergy NYC 2020 with the conference leadership and other attendees. After a brief welcome, participants will be sent into virtual breakout rooms to chat with one another in a small group setting. BYOB.   Note: If the price of a BuildingEnergy NYC conference pass or a trade show-only pass is not easily within your means, you can register for a free trade show pass using the code "NYC20WedComp" to access community events on September 23. 09/23/2020 - 4:00pm09/23/2020 - 5:00pmSara Bayer, Andrea Mancinohttps://nesea.org/node/829466335Sara Bayersbayer@maparchitects.comMagnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP)Associate Principal & Director of SustainabilityMs. Bayer leads MAP’s sustainable development efforts, offering expertise to help all projects achieve higher energy efficiency goals and lower embodied carbon levels. She was the driving force behind the firm’s recent NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence submissions, resulting in seven winning projects; and she directed MAP’s RetrofitNY project with NYSERDA which explored renovation strategies to achieve near net zero energy use in occupied multifamily buildings. Ms. Bayer has also managed several of the firm’s significant senior and specialized housing projects. She has been practicing architecture in NYC for over 15 years and presented on sustainability topics at many venues including at NESEA conferences. Registered Architect: State of New York; NCARB Certified; LEED Accredited Professional; Certified Passive House Consultant University of Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, Master of Architecture; Connecticut College, Bachelor of Architectural Studies
Community Happy HourCelebrate the opening day of BuildingEnergy NYC 2020 with the conference leadership and other attendees. After a brief welcome, participants will be sent into virtual breakout rooms to chat with one another in a small group setting. BYOB.   Note: If the price of a BuildingEnergy NYC conference pass or a trade show-only pass is not easily within your means, you can register for a free trade show pass using the code "NYC20WedComp" to access community events on September 23. 09/23/2020 - 4:00pm09/23/2020 - 5:00pmSara Bayer, Andrea Mancinohttps://nesea.org/node/8294220AndreaMancinoamancino@brightpower.comBright PowerExecutive Vice President, New YorkAndrea leads the operations of the New York business unit at Bright Power. Pairing her deep technical expertise in building sustainable, high performing projects with an ability to create and execute efficient business processes, Andrea’s goal is to ensure the financial success of the business unit while delivering strong, proven services to our New York-based clients. Andrea is also very active in the industry, consulting with government agencies, green building programs, clients, and product manufacturers to ensure efficiency and sustainability goals can be met through proper goal setting and alignment. Prior to her role as Executive Vice President, New York, Andrea led the New Construction division, which she co-founded after seeing an opportunity to expand Bright Power’s offerings to build green multifamily buildings from their conception. In her role as Director of New Construction, she managed team members working on ground-up new construction and commissioning projects, supervised long-term strategic planning for the division, and helped cultivate client relationships. Ultimately, Andrea’s mission is to continuously improve the standard of energy efficiency and sustainability best practices across the development, design, and construction industries.
Diversity Caucus Info SessionIn 2019, four members of the NESEA community stepped up to organize our first-ever Diversity Caucus, an event designed to bring together individuals underrepresented in the design and construction sector. This event took place at the BuildingEnergy Boston conference. Over 70 participants spoke out about instances of discrimination, oppression, and microaggressions, and shared strategies, successes, and strengths of their social identities. They also brainstormed steps for NESEA to take to demonstrate its commitment to diversity: the ideas generated during the caucus were developed into a report which was presented to the Board of Directors.   During this info session on September 23, the four organizers of the 2019 event will convene a conversation around their approach to designing the caucus, its intention, and its future. They will rally support for members of the NESEA community interested in this work to develop future Diversity Caucuses and related initiatives throughout our territory, particularly NYC.   Note: If the price of a BuildingEnergy NYC conference pass or a trade show-only pass is not easily within your means, you can register for a free trade show pass using the code "NYC20WedComp" to access community events on September 23. 09/23/2020 - 5:30pm09/23/2020 - 6:30pmMel Baiser, Miriam Gee, Ace McArleton, Maria Washingtonhttps://nesea.org/node/829854298MelBaisermel@buildhelm.comHELM Construction SolutionsDirector of Vision and StrategyMel believes in the transformative potential of the construction sector. This industry, which contributes nearly 40% of the carbon emissions wreaking havoc on our planet, is well positioned to become a catalyst for change in the movement for climate justice. Mel is passionate about making that happen. One could say Mel was destined to enter the construction trades. A 7th-generation Vermonter, they come from a long line of builders and homesteaders. After years working as a residential carpenter, project manager, and estimator in both the San Francisco Bay Area and New England, Mel couldn’t ignore the tremendous opportunities for improvement they saw for the industry. With a degree in sociology, decades of organizing experience, and a desire to engage with the building world, Mel co-founded HELM to provide a much-needed service—while simultaneously disrupting business as usual. They became a BPI- and PHIUS-certified professional, are an ICF ACC-accredited coach, and have been providing business consulting, coaching, and project management services to companies throughout North America over the past ten years. As Director of Vision and Strategy, Mel leads the effort to generate and hold HELM’s vision of making a positive impact on the world in the areas of climate change and social justice. They live in Brattleboro, VT, with their wife and son where they enjoy monthly hikes on big mountains, speaking Spanish, and music.
Diversity Caucus Info SessionIn 2019, four members of the NESEA community stepped up to organize our first-ever Diversity Caucus, an event designed to bring together individuals underrepresented in the design and construction sector. This event took place at the BuildingEnergy Boston conference. Over 70 participants spoke out about instances of discrimination, oppression, and microaggressions, and shared strategies, successes, and strengths of their social identities. They also brainstormed steps for NESEA to take to demonstrate its commitment to diversity: the ideas generated during the caucus were developed into a report which was presented to the Board of Directors.   During this info session on September 23, the four organizers of the 2019 event will convene a conversation around their approach to designing the caucus, its intention, and its future. They will rally support for members of the NESEA community interested in this work to develop future Diversity Caucuses and related initiatives throughout our territory, particularly NYC.   Note: If the price of a BuildingEnergy NYC conference pass or a trade show-only pass is not easily within your means, you can register for a free trade show pass using the code "NYC20WedComp" to access community events on September 23. 09/23/2020 - 5:30pm09/23/2020 - 6:30pmMel Baiser, Miriam Gee, Ace McArleton, Maria Washingtonhttps://nesea.org/node/829864033MiriamGeegee@coeverything.coCoEverythinggee@coeverything.coA co-founder of CoEverything, Miriam is passionate about architecture and development and its potential for building community. She is committed to the triple bottom line and excels in project management and community engagement. Prior to co-founding CoEverything, Miriam was the licensed architect at Placetailor and co-founded Build Lightly Studio - where she taught community-driven design/build courses in the U.S. and abroad.
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Diversity Caucus Info SessionIn 2019, four members of the NESEA community stepped up to organize our first-ever Diversity Caucus, an event designed to bring together individuals underrepresented in the design and construction sector. This event took place at the BuildingEnergy Boston conference. Over 70 participants spoke out about instances of discrimination, oppression, and microaggressions, and shared strategies, successes, and strengths of their social identities. They also brainstormed steps for NESEA to take to demonstrate its commitment to diversity: the ideas generated during the caucus were developed into a report which was presented to the Board of Directors.   During this info session on September 23, the four organizers of the 2019 event will convene a conversation around their approach to designing the caucus, its intention, and its future. They will rally support for members of the NESEA community interested in this work to develop future Diversity Caucuses and related initiatives throughout our territory, particularly NYC.   Note: If the price of a BuildingEnergy NYC conference pass or a trade show-only pass is not easily within your means, you can register for a free trade show pass using the code "NYC20WedComp" to access community events on September 23. 09/23/2020 - 5:30pm09/23/2020 - 6:30pmMel Baiser, Miriam Gee, Ace McArleton, Maria Washingtonhttps://nesea.org/node/829829390AceMcArletonace@newframeworks.comNew FrameworksGeneral ManagerAce founded New Frameworks in 2006, blending natural building materials and methods with high performance designs. Ace instructs in the Natural Building Certificate Program at Yestermorrow Design/Build School and is the author of The Natural Building Companion (Chelsea Green 2012).
Diversity Caucus Info SessionIn 2019, four members of the NESEA community stepped up to organize our first-ever Diversity Caucus, an event designed to bring together individuals underrepresented in the design and construction sector. This event took place at the BuildingEnergy Boston conference. Over 70 participants spoke out about instances of discrimination, oppression, and microaggressions, and shared strategies, successes, and strengths of their social identities. They also brainstormed steps for NESEA to take to demonstrate its commitment to diversity: the ideas generated during the caucus were developed into a report which was presented to the Board of Directors.   During this info session on September 23, the four organizers of the 2019 event will convene a conversation around their approach to designing the caucus, its intention, and its future. They will rally support for members of the NESEA community interested in this work to develop future Diversity Caucuses and related initiatives throughout our territory, particularly NYC.   Note: If the price of a BuildingEnergy NYC conference pass or a trade show-only pass is not easily within your means, you can register for a free trade show pass using the code "NYC20WedComp" to access community events on September 23. 09/23/2020 - 5:30pm09/23/2020 - 6:30pmMel Baiser, Miriam Gee, Ace McArleton, Maria Washingtonhttps://nesea.org/node/829864586MariaWashingtonmaria@byggmeister.comByggmeister, Inc.Business ManagerFor more than two decades, Maria Washington has served as Business Manager for Byggmeister in Newton, Mass., a design build company. She keep the wheels moving for the company. 10/8/21 the employees purchased the company from Paul Eldrenkamp and became worker cooperative and now we are Byggmeister 2..0 exciting times.