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 restructuring is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to implement deep energy and capital needs improvements, while improving the health and quality of living for residents.

This session will explore the decision-making process throughout the design, development, and scoping of one of the PACT clusters consisting of 7 buildings (410 units) in the Bronx. Speakers from the developer, architectural firm, and sustainability consultant will share their experience in employing a deeply integrated design approach.

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Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm

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Club Parlor

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Approved for 1 credit hour toward AIA (LU|HSW), BPI, GBCI (BD+C, ID+C), and BOC certification. Credit is offered for the full conference day toward NARI, PHI, Phius, and RESNET certification.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe NYCHA's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) program, why they chose to adopt the structure, and how this approach can be adapted for use in cities across the US
  • Address the technical challenges of a tenant-in-place rehab pursuing electrification and deep energy savings, while balancing priorities related to capital expenses, operational costs, tenant-in-place complexities, LL97 compliance, and occupant health and well being
  • Utilize a new approach to energy model calibration for existing buildings using utility analysis of historic energy bills, and existing site condition information collected through site audits
  • Employ a fully integrated design, construction and development team approach to facilitate the financial and performance optimization of deep energy retrofits

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