Cross-Learning Alliance

Urban Green Council joins with AIA New York and the New York Chapter of ASHRAE to create high-quality educational events. These educational programs will foster greater understanding and implementation of high performance practices in NYC buildings.

Young Professionals Holiday Party

Event Prices: 
Non-member
$10
Member
$5
Sponsor and Organizational Member
Free Admission
Trust and Leadership Level Member
Free Admission
Young Professionals Holiday Party

It’s the holiday season and the Young Professionals from the Cross-Learning Alliance would like to invite you to a special year-end holiday celebration at the Center for Architecture. Grab your ugly sweater and join us for refreshments, games and fun! 

This event is offered in person, and proof of vaccination with photo ID is required. Masks are recommended when not actively consuming food and beverages. Read the full Health and Safety Protocols here.

Refrigeration Cycle 101: The Key to Electrification

Event Prices: 
Non-Member
$15
Cross-Learning Alliance Member
$10
Sponsor and Organizational Member
Free Admission
Trust and Leadership Level Member
Free Admission
Refrigeration Cycle 101

Join us at the Center for Architecture to learn all about how refrigerants, heat pumps and environmental legislation all contribute to electrifying buildings and setting them on a path towards decarbonization.

Created by ASHRAE New York and presented as part of the Cross Learning Alliance, this course explains the basic principles of refrigeration to help architects and non-engineers better understand refrigeration as a key to electrification.

Please note, in accordance with New York City laws, all attendees at this in-person event will be asked to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

This event is presented in partnership with the Cross Learning Alliance

Cross Learning Alliance

 

speakers
Maxwell L. Hatfield-Biondo, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Associate, Jaros, Baum & Bolles

Max’s HVAC design experience encompasses a wide range of projects—from commercial offices to museums—and he leads JB&B’s Higher Education Community of Practice. He enjoys educating others on HVAC design practices, serving as Dean of the HVAC College for JB&B University, the firm’s in-house technical and professional career development program that has gained industry-wide prestige. Max is an active member of the ASHRAE New York Chapter and Urban Green Council.

Matthew Brady, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Associate, Syska Hennessy Group

As a lead mechanical engineer and project manager, Matt delivers energy efficient solutions for the firm’s projects in the healthcare, aviation, and commercial sectors. Matt leads engineering design teams to achieve project sustainability goals by integrating energy efficient HVAC systems and electrification within architectural designs. Prior to working in consulting engineering, Matt served as a nuclear submarine officer in the United States Navy onboard the USS-Toledo.

Retrofit Now! Reducing Carbon and Complying with LL97

Event Prices: 
Non-member
$375
Member (AIA, ASHRAE or Urban Green)
$325

*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.

**Seminar will take place on 4 half days Mon/Tues on Nov 9,10 and Nov. 16,17, respectfully. Attendees must join all four sessions in order to receive Continuing Education credits. In order to facilitate instruction, the max class size is 20.

Over the years, New York City has passed a series of laws addressing energy use in existing buildings, culminating in LL97 of 2019. The buildings targeted encompass almost 60% of the city’s overall square footage, so this law represents an extraordinary business opportunity for architects and other designers.

This class will provide a comprehensive overview of the regulatory environment to architects, other designers, and building owners and managers; it will prepare them to make significant contributions to energy and carbon reductions in the existing buildings in which they are involved (1) as part of teams pursuing retrofit projects intended to reduce energy/ carbon, and (2) working on typical incremental renovations which have energy/ carbon reduction potential.

Course content focuses on preparing attendees to maximize the reductions achieved in both types of interventions and to provide a framework for advising building owners and managers that can create long term relationships and drive deeper reductions.

Key topics we will cover include:

  • Regulatory and Existing Building Stock Context
  • Retrofits, Deep Retrofits and Capital Asset Planning
  • Typical Architectural Renovations that can be leveraged
  • Engineering Strategies for Energy Use Reduction
  • Financial and Technical Assistance

What this class will and will not do:

  • This class will introduce architects and other designers to basic carbon reduction engineering strategies to help them to better partner with engineering teams, to anticipate the architectural implications of engineering interventions, and to advise owners about engineering strategies they might pursue. It will not teach them to perform the engineering aspects of energy/ carbon reduction projects, such as audits or specifying specific improvements to steam heating systems or other HVAC equipment.
  • This class will concentrate on some of the most common architectural features found in larger NYC buildings, such as flat roofs, punched windows, window AC’s, and steam heating systems, and the most common renovations/ retrofits undertaken by non-engineering professionals. Given the variety and complexity of New York’s building stock, this class will not address every type of building system or every type of renovation.
  • Finally, this class is conceived as a broad introduction to elucidate major concepts and strategies but will not go into deep technical detail about each item covered.

November 2020 Session dates, 9 am – 1 pm each day:
Monday, Novemeber 9
Tuesday, Novmeber 10
Monday, Novemeber 16
Tuesday, Novmeber 17
(each day will include brief breaks)

The course will repeat in December 2020. As a Cross-Learning Alliance event, this event is discounted to ASHRAE, AIA, and Urban Green Members. Cross-Learning Alliance events are designed to bridge the knowledge gap between the people that own, design, build, manage, operate and commission buildings.

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instructor
Laurie Kerr, FAIA, LEED AP
President, LK Policy Lab

Paul Reale, MEME, LEED AP
Director, Building Operations Research and Training, CUNY Building Performance Lab

Re-Occupying Commercial Offices

Event Prices: 
Non-Member
$10
Member (AIA, ASHRAE or Urban Green)
Free Admission
Commercial Buildings in NYC

Join us on September 15 for a Cross-Learning Alliance event on how operations teams are preparing for tenants to return after the lockdown. Panelists will discuss which building systems are being redesigned, upgraded, and modified to ensure workers feel confident returning to a safe office environment.

As a Cross-Learning Alliance event, this event is free to ASHRAE, AIA, and Urban Green Members. Cross-Learning Alliance events are designed to bridge the knowledge gap between the people that own, design, build, manage, operate and commission buildings.

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Adapting to COVID: Design

Event Prices: 
Non-Member
$20
Member
$10
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission
Sponsor and Organizational Member
Free Admission

 

As we face a new world of dealing with the daily challenges of COVID-19, there are lessons we can learn from the construction, operations and design industry about swiftly planning and implementing proper safety protocols.

At this event, design teams will share what new safety features they are using and what they envision using in future projects.

As a Cross-Learning Alliance event, member prices are available to ASHRAE, AIA and Urban Green Members. Contact kl@urbangreencouncil.org for the discount code.

Please review our refund policy here.

moderator
Melissa Marsh, Assoc. AIA
Principal and Founder, Plastarc

speakers
Andre Soluri, AIA
Principal, Soluri Architecture

Nathan McRae, AIA NCARB
Director, Senior Architect , Snøhetta

Dennis Weddlick, FAIA, Chair, AIANY CRAN®️
Founder, Principal Emeritus, BarlisWedlick Architects LLC

Katie Cappola
Project Manager, Energy and Sustainability, JLL

Adapting to COVID: Building Operations

Event Prices: 
Non-Member
$20
Member
$10
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission
Sponsor/Organizational Member
Free Admission

 

As we face a new world of dealing with the daily challenges of COVID-19, there are lessons we can learn from the construction, operations and design industry about swiftly planning and implementing proper safety protocols.

In this event, facilities teams will share which interventions best facilitated a safe return to the workplace. 

As a Cross-Learning Alliance event, member prices are available to ASHRAE, AIA and Urban Green Members. Contact kl@urbangreencouncil.org for the discount code.

Please review our refund policy here.

moderator
Tony Tsang
Chapter President, ASHRAE

speakers
John Gilbert
COO, Rudin Management Company

Emily Gove
Corporate Director of Sustainability, BMS

Jonathan Cogswell
Assistant Vice President, Facilities Services & Engineering, Northwell Health

Adapting to COVID: Construction

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1
Event Prices: 
Non-Member
$20
Member (Urban Green, AIA or ASHRAE)
$10
Sponsor or Organizational Member
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission
Construction Worker Wearing Mask

As we face a new world with COVID-19, there are lessons we can learn from the construction, operations and design industry about swiftly planning and implementing proper safety protocols.

During this Cross-Learning Alliance webinar, construction team leaders will share how they continued their essential projects during the NYC peak while keeping their workers safe.

As a Cross-Learning Alliance event, member prices are available to ASHRAE, AIA and Urban Green Members.

Registration will be on Urban Green’s GoToWebinar site. If you’re a member and would like the discount code for this event, please contact kl@urbangreencouncil.org. Please review our refund policy here.

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speakers
Anthony M. Montalto
Associate Partner, Jaros, Baum & Bolles (JB&B)

Charlie Whitney
Project Executive, Turner Construction

Kenneth Colao
President and Chief Executive Officer, CNY Group

Pamela Basch
Senior Associate, Perkins Eastman Architects

moderator
Ellen Honigstock
Director of Education, Urban Green Council

What’s New In The 2020 Stretch Energy Code?

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1.5
AIA CES:
Approved for 1.5
PDH:
1.5
Event Prices: 
Member (Urban Green, AIA or ASHRAE)
$50
Non-Member
$55
Student
$25

This event is SOLD OUT. Sign up here for updates on our upcoming 2020 Energy Code offerings. 

The 2020 NYStretch Energy Code, which will go into effect on March 3, will significantly change how buildings in NYC are designed and constructed. Buildings constructed under NYStretch will use 11 percent less energy over their lifetimes than those built under today’s code, driving green building practices across the city. 

Join the Cross-Learning Alliance, a partnership between Urban Green Council, AIA-NY and ASHRAE New York Chapter, on January 28 to highlight the important changes to the new code. Industry experts will detail the code’s changes, explore how the new code relates to Local Law 97’s emissions caps, and discuss what architects, engineers, builders and building owners should focus on.

*As a Cross-Learning Alliance event, member prices are available to ASHRAE, AIA and Urban Green Members.

welcome
John Mandyck
CEO, Urban Green Council

speakers
Gina Bocra
Chief Sustainability Officer, NYC DOB

Jeff Rios
Partner, AKF Group

Kelly Westby
Commissioning Director, Steven Winter Associates

Stas Zakrzewski
Principal, ZH Architects

moderator
Paula Zimin
Sustainable Building Services Director, Steven Winter Associates

Emerging Professionals Networking Bingo

Event Prices: 
Member
$5
Nonmember
$10

Registration for this event is now closed!

Join Urban Green’s Emerging Professionals for a Fall happy hour! Network and meet new young professionals in sustainability over drinks and snacks at Mohawk Group. 

In partnership with Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) and Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA), we will be completing networking BINGO throughout the evening. Complete all the squares, then enter your card to win prizes!

*As a Cross-Learning Alliance event, member prices are available to ASHRAE, AIA and Urban Green Members.

Energy and Climate Analysis Tools for Architects

Continuing Education Credits

AIA CES:
Approved for 6 LU/ 6 HSW
Event Prices: 
Member
$190

This Cross-Learning Alliance workshop is designed to help architects improve their analysis and modeling skills. With a hands-on approach towards environmental design questions, participants can follow along with the creation of customized climate graphics in the Grasshopper visual scripting interface. In doing so, participants will learn early design workflows to quickly inform projects seeking to minimize energy use, improve occupant thermal experience, and reduce the first cost of heating/cooling equipment. Such hands-on approaches will be balanced with a review of fundamental energy modeling principles. This review will grant participants literacy with key visualizations derived from energy models, which not only help communicate their underlying assumptions but also help interpret their results into useful conclusions for design.

Participants will receive in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience related to:

  • The purposes and aims of energy modeling
  • Overview of basic energy modeling principles
  • The “world of metrics” and choosing the right study for the right purpose
  • Interpretations of common energy modeling graphics
  • How to interpret climate into useful design criteria and generate climate-related graphics
  • Analysis of building massing
  • Construction of a Test-Box energy model
  • Walkthrough of additional examples with Q & A, including the generation of graphics for client meetings and marketing to the public

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*As a Cross-Learning Alliance event, member prices are available to ASHRAE, AIA and Urban Green Members. Contact info@aia.org with questions.

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