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LL87: Energy Audits & Retro-Commissioning

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1.0 CE Hour
AIA CES:
Approved for 1.0 HSW/LU Hour
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Free Admission

New York City's Local Law 87 requires all buildings over 50,000 square feet to conduct an energy audit and retro-commissionning study every 10 years, and to submit an Energy Efficiency Report to the NYC Department of Buildings documenting the results.

Attend this free one-hour training presentation that explains the law and how to comply. We'll explain how conducting energy audits and retro-commissioning can help you identify large cost saving opportunities, as well as inform decisions on capital plans and equipment investments.

Can't make this date? Visit our Local Law 87 page for future trainings.

Want a private training for your organization? Contact us.

speakers
Lauren Brust, LEED AP O+M
Director, Commercial Building Energy Services, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

Gene Hennessy
VP of Commercial Operations, Rudin Management

Urban Green Gala 2021

Event Prices: 
Chairman
$25,000
Includes 10 Reserved Tickets
Benefactor
$15,000
Includes 8 Reserved Tickets
Host
$10,000
Includes 7 Reserved Tickets
Patron
$7,500
Includes 5 Reserved Tickets
Supporter
$2,500
Includes 2 Reserved Tickets
Individual Ticket
$500
Virtual Event Ticket
$50
2021 Gala

You're invited to join us at the networking event of the year for New York City's green building leaders: our 2021 Gala! We're excited to welcome everyone back in person this year for an evening of drinks, hors' d'oeuvres and networking and at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, which features a large outdoor terrace on the Hudson River. 

We are also planning a complementary virtual event for those unable to attend in person. We are closely tracking the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and will provide updates accordingly.

In-Person Reception

Join us for drinks, hors’ d'oeuvres and networking. 

The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers | Pier 61, Chelsea Piers, New York, NY

Virtual Reception

Join our program livestream on YouTube and our virtual networking event. 

Details TBD

Tickets and Sponsorship

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What's Next for Office Reopenings in NYC?

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Non-member
$20
Member
$10
Sponsor and Organizational Member
Free Admission
Trust and Leadership Level Member
Free Admission
Office Reopening

With office spaces starting to reopen on various timelines, how will building managers safely adapt to changes in workers’ schedules and comfort level with their proximity to others? 

This panel discussion will provide guidance on the most important measures that offices should implement to welcome workers back and to reassure occupants of their health and safety.

 

speakers
Federico Garcia Parra
Head of Global Strategic Accounts and Customer Advisory Board Chair, Otis Elevator Company

Christopher O. McHugh PE, LEED, CEM
Partner, AKF

Catherine Bobenhausen MS, CIH, CSP, AIHA Fellow, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Consultant, Colden Corporation

Paul Rode
Managing Director, Head of Engineering and Property Operations, Tishman Speyer

moderator
John Mandyck
CEO, Urban Green Council

Grid Resiliency in NYC

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Non-member
$20
Member
$10
Sponsor and Organizational Member
Free Admission
Trust and Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

 

 

With building electrification a key component to reducing emissions, people will be more reliant than ever on the electrical grid year-round. But how resilient is New York's electrical grid, and how well can it stand up to potential natural disasters and cyberattacks? 

This panel will explore the vulnerabilities associated with the existing electrical grid and ask experts about preventative measures that will help maintain the flow of electricity during unforeseen events.

speakers
Lindsay O'Neill-Caffrey
Program Manager, Non-Wires Solutions, Con Edison

Mohamed Kamaludeen
Project Manager, Energy Storage, Con Edison

Jared Trumpetto
Manager, Distribution Planning & Market Integration, Con Edison

Local Law 97: All the Basics

Event Prices: 
Non-member
$250
Member
$250
Sponsor and Organizational Member
Free Admission
Trust and Leadership Level Member
Free Admission
Local Law 97: All the Basics

New to Local Law 97? Join us on July 29th, and learn all the basics of NYC’s groundbreaking buildings emissions law! This presentation will feature Urban Green CEO John Mandyck, Associate Director of Policy Chris Halfnight, and Associate Manager of Policy Danielle Manley. We’ll cover the fundamentals of the law and what it means for the retrofit market, followed by a 30-minute audience Q&A. 

This webinar is complimentary to Sponsor Members, Organizational Members, Leadership Level Members, and Members of the Trust for Urban Green. Learn more about membership

Core-level members and non-members can sign up by making a $250 contribution to Urban Green Council.


* Government and nonprofit professionals can request free admission by emailing Theresa Wetzler at tw@urbangreencouncil.org

speakers
John Mandyck
CEO, Urban Green Council

John Mandyck joined Urban Green Council in 2018 as its first-ever CEO. He capped a 25-year career as Chief Sustainability Officer for United Technologies Corporation, a Fortune 45 global leader in the building, aerospace and food refrigeration industries. He also serves as a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Business. John is the founding chair of the Corporate Advisory Board for the World Green Building Council, a former board chair of Urban Green, and co-author of the book Food Foolish.

Chris Halfnight
Associate Director of Policy, Urban Green Council

Chris Halfnight leads Urban Green’s policy initiatives, working with stakeholders and policymakers to advance energy efficiency and green building in New York City and State. He was Vice Chair of and managed the 80x50 Buildings Partnership, a collaboration of more than 40 leading stakeholders to shape an energy performance policy for NYC’s large buildings. Prior to Urban Green, Chris was an attorney at Shearman & Sterling LLP and worked on energy policy at the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and the Natural Resources Defense Council. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, and Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University, as well as a Master's in Environmental Management with a specialization in energy from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Danielle Manley
Associate Manager of Policy, Urban Green Council

Danielle is responsible for working on Urban Green’s policy initiatives in New York City and New York State. She previously worked at the Center for Climate Systems Research at Columbia University’s Earth Institute researching and communicating local climate risk information for stakeholders in global cities and ecosystems, and served as project manager for the Third New York City Panel on Climate Change Report. Danielle also worked for non-profits in Buffalo on environmental education and advocacy. She holds a Masters Degree in Climate and Society from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from the University at Buffalo.

Carbon Dioxide Removal and the City

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Non-member
$20
Member
$10
Sponsor and Organizational Member
Free Admission
Trust and Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

According to the U.N. IPCC (October 2018), carbon dioxide removal (CDR) on a massive scale will be necessary to limit global temperature change to 1.5°C this century. Growing attention to this has focused mainly on a handful of nature-based and industrial solutions that appear to be decidedly un-urban in their footprint, operation and logistical demands.

But cities have historically provided critical early habitats for innovations that ultimately attain transformational scale far beyond their borders. Indeed, today's urban centers are leading some of the most creative, serious and impactful responses to the climate crisis.

What role might cities play in fostering early niche markets and proving grounds for promising CDR applications and companies? Furthermore, how might CDR help climate-forward cities like New York achieve their long-term emissions reductions goals? In this panel discussion, pioneering CDR entrepreneurs and thinkers from around the world will present a series of (near) future-focused CDR use cases for the urban environment.

moderator
Jamie Rogers
Senior Advocate, The OpenAir Collective

speakers
Jia Li
Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Carbon Infinity

Chris Neidl
Policy Analyst, Carbon 180

Josh Santos
CEO, Noya

Doug Staker
VP, Business Development, Carbon Quest

Bob Wilson
VP of Commercialization, AirCapture

Local Law 97: All the Basics

Event Prices: 
Non-members
$250
Members
$250
Sponsors and Organizational Members
Free Admission
Trust and Leadership Level Members
Free Admission
LL97: All the Basics

New to Local Law 97? Join us on March 4, and learn all the basics of NYC’s groundbreaking buildings emissions law! This presentation will feature Urban Green CEO John Mandyck, Associate Director of Policy Chris Halfnight, and Associate Manager of Policy Danielle Manley. We’ll cover the fundamentals of the law and what it means for the retrofit market, followed by a 30-minute audience Q&A. 

This webinar is complimentary to Sponsor Members, Organizational Members, Leadership Level Members, and Members of the Trust for Urban Green. Learn more about membership

Core-level members and non-members can sign up by making a $250 contribution to Urban Green Council.


* Government and nonprofit professionals can request free admission by emailing Theresa Wetzler at tw@urbangreencouncil.org

** Those seeking a deeper dive should join our new members-only roundtable series to explore specific details of Local Law 97. The series will launch on May 13 with a roundtable on GHG limits, coefficients, and compliance paths. This series is exclusive to Sponsor Members, Organizational Members and Members of the Trust for Urban Green.

speakers
John Mandyck
CEO, Urban Green Council

John Mandyck joined Urban Green Council in 2018 as its first-ever CEO. He capped a 25-year career as Chief Sustainability Officer for United Technologies Corporation, a Fortune 45 global leader in the building, aerospace and food refrigeration industries. He also serves as a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Business. John is the founding chair of the Corporate Advisory Board for the World Green Building Council, a former board chair of Urban Green, and co-author of the book Food Foolish.

Chris Halfnight
Associate Director of Policy, Urban Green Council

Chris Halfnight leads Urban Green’s policy initiatives, working with stakeholders and policymakers to advance energy efficiency and green building in New York City and State. He was Vice Chair of and managed the 80x50 Buildings Partnership, a collaboration of more than 40 leading stakeholders to shape an energy performance policy for NYC’s large buildings. Prior to Urban Green, Chris was an attorney at Shearman & Sterling LLP and worked on energy policy at the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and the Natural Resources Defense Council. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, and Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University, as well as a Master's in Environmental Management with a specialization in energy from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Danielle Manley
Associate Manager of Policy, Urban Green Council

Danielle is responsible for working on Urban Green’s policy initiatives in New York City and New York State. She previously worked at the Center for Climate Systems Research at Columbia University’s Earth Institute researching and communicating local climate risk information for stakeholders in global cities and ecosystems, and served as project manager for the Third New York City Panel on Climate Change Report. Danielle also worked for non-profits in Buffalo on environmental education and advocacy. She holds a Masters Degree in Climate and Society from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from the University at Buffalo.

PACE Financing: A First for NYC

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1 CE Credit
Event Prices: 
Non-member
$20
Member
$10
Organizational and Sponsor Member
Free Admission
Trust and Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

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Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a financing tool that offers building owners up to 100 percent funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The PACE loan model requires little to no upfront cost and offers low interest rates and long loan terms.

PACE has been available in counties and cities across New York State and will be available for New York City’s commercial, nonprofit and multifamily buildings in 2021. This lower-cost financing can help unlock the $20 billion retrofit market opportunity resulting from NYC’s building emissions law.

Expert speakers will discuss what projects are eligible for PACE financing and explain how project eligibility is determined, the PACE energy audit, which measures are pre-qualified and other aspects of how the guidelines will be implemented. This event will be an important first step to clarify what will and won’t be permitted when PACE loans become available in NYC in 2021.

moderator
Michele Pitale, M.D.
Managing Director, Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate

Founded in 2013, Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate is a Greenwich, CT-based national PACE capital provider who, with its affiliates, administers PACE programs in Chicago, California and Florida with more than 8,000 closed PACE assessments in support of sustainability and resiliency projects. As head of CounterpointeSRE’s retrofit financing team, Michele has directly originated or overseen closing PACE assessments for existing buildings that include PACE transactions at $49.5MM in 2019 and $42.16MM in 2020.

speakers
Fred Lee
Co-CEO, NYCEEC

The first local Green Bank in the U.S., NYCEEC provides loans for building energy efficiency and clean energy projects and will administer NYC’s soon-to-be-launched C-PACE program. Fred helped launch NYCEEC, previously serving as General Counsel and Vice President. Prior to NYCEEC, Fred led the Center for Economic Transformation’s CleanTech and Energy team at the NYC Economic Development Corporation, and prior to that was a structured finance attorney. Fred holds an MBA with a concentration in real estate finance from Columbia Business School, JD from Cornell Law School and BA in Political Science from Amherst College.

Elizabeth Kelly
Senior Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability

NYC is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and lowering greenhouse gas emissions across our region. Elizabeth works with community organizations, real estate stakeholders, utility partners, designers and residents to drive policy and programs to reduce carbon emissions in New York's buildings. Her team is currently focused on launching NYC Accelerator and PACE financing to bring much-needed resources to the private market to advance building decarbonization.

Concrete Ways to Capture Carbon

Continuing Education Credits

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Approved for Approved for 1 CE Credit
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Non-member
$20
Member
$10
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission
Sponsor and Organizational Member
Free Admission

 

 

Concrete is the most commonly used building material in the world, and the second most used substance after water. Its central ingredient, Portland cement, is a leading source of global industrial emissions—and demand for cement is on track to grow 23 percent by 2050. However, through multiple processes and technological breakthroughs, concrete also has the extraordinary potential to store carbon in mineral form, locking away emissions that would otherwise end up in the atmosphere. 

This panel will feature representatives from both established and emerging companies pioneering carbon capture and utilization (CCU) in the cement and concrete sectors. Panelists will discuss the technical dimensions, climate impact and real world applications of their CCU offerings; the state of the market for carbon-based concrete alternatives; and the critical role of public policy in accelerating progress.

moderator
Chris Neidl
Co-Founder, The OpenAir Collective

speakers
Apoorv Sinha
Founder & CEO, Carbon Upcycling Technologies

Christie Gamble
Senior Director of Sustainability, CarbonCure

Brett Henkel
Co-Founder & VP, Strategic Accounts & Government Affairs, Svante

Rahul Shendure
CEO, CO2Concrete

Benchmarking Report: NYC's Energy and Water Use 2020

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Non-member
$20
Member
$10
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission
Sponsor and Organizational Member
Free Admission

 

 

Addressing climate change means addressing the energy used in buildings. Two-thirds of New York City’s greenhouse gas emissions come from this sector, and the city needed reliable data to create effective policy to reduce emissions and track progress. Enter benchmarking.

Large and midsize buildings are responsible for over half of NYC’s building emissions, or 34 percent of the citywide total. Urban Green’s latest research, New York City’s 2020 Energy and Water Use Report, evaluates the energy used by NYC’s large buildings and whether they’re on track to meet the city’s climate goals. Hear from experts about our findings and participate in the discussion through our Q&A.

speakers
John Mandyck
CEO, Urban Green Council

Sean Brennan
Associate Director of Research, Urban Green Council

Ross MacWhinney
Senior Advisor, NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability

welcome
Mary Milmoe
Vice President, Communications & Marketing, Carrier

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