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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
Event Prices: 
General Admission
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

Navigating Energy Incentives

Event Prices: 
Non-Member
$20
Core Member
$10
Sponsor and Organizational Member
Free Admission
Trust and Leadership Level Member
Free Admission
Navigating Energy Incentives

Join us for this livestreamed event to learn about New York’s most extensive electric-efficiency retrofit: One Court Square. This energy upgrade made the skyscraper more efficient, resilient and sustainable and qualified for additional energy-efficiency incentives from Con Edison. Schedule of sessions is as follows:

10 a.m. - Navigating Energy Incentives

Speakers will address financial incentives and resources available for energy upgrades and answer questions to help designers, developers, building operators and managers understand how best to take advantage of new technologies and incentives.

11 a.m. - Energy Upgrades at One Court Square

Continue the conversation with a deep dive into New York’s most extensive electric-efficiency retrofit. This upgrade reduced the building's electric consumption by 20 percent and allowed the building owner to come out ahead financially in less than a year.

Thank you to Con Edison for sponsoring this event

Con Edison

 

speakers
Robert Peras
Trade Ally Manager, Commercial & Industrial Program, Con Edison

Travis Smith
Principal, Smith Engineering

Brian Cabezas
Senior Project Manager, Multifamily, NYSERDA

Andrew Kringas
Service Provider Manager, NYC Accelerator

Peter Rosenthal
Director of Development, Savanna

Delivering Asset Value through Sustainability and Health

Event Prices: 
Non-member
$15
Core Member
$10
Sponsor and Organizational Member
Free Admission
Trust and Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

Sustainability has reemerged as a primary consideration in real estate development and operations. New York City leads the way with innovative policies, such as local law 97, to incentivize more sustainable building practices, and now policy action is occurring at the federal level. At the same time, buildings are preparing for returns to full occupancy with tenants asking new questions about building performance and how the building can promote health following the COVID-19 pandemic. This event will focus on how to capitalize on these two trends to drive financial performance.

The event will consist of a panel with Prof. Christoph Reinhart and Dr. Andrea Chegut, followed by a cocktail hour. Prof. Reinhart and Dr. Chegut are researchers out of MIT with extensive knowledge of the real estate, design and construction industries. Prof. Reinhart’s team has built the software tools used across the globe to model building performance, and recently developed city-scale energy models to help policymakers and CRE leaders adapt to a changing climate. Dr. Chegut focuses on innovation with the CRE sector with a specific concentration on the financial indicators that can lead to market adoption and transformation. Her recent work explores the rental contracts at 1000 Manhattan properties to determine what building factors drive asset value. The event is hosted by Urban Green Council and View Inc., a smart building technology company transforming buildings for sustainability and health.

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.

Schedule

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Networking

4:30 pm - 4:35 pm: Welcome Address

4:35 pm - 5:15 pm: Panel - Delivering Asset Value through Sustainability and Health

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm: Cocktail Hour

Thank you to View, Inc. for sponsoring this event

View
welcome
John Mandyck
CEO, Urban Green Council

speakers
Prof. Christoph Reinhart
Director, MIT Sustainable Design Lab

Dr. Andrea Chegut
Director, MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab

moderator
Dr. Piers MacNaughton
Vice President of Health Strategy, View, Inc.

Designing for Climate Resilience

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

Designing for Climate Resilience

After being hit hard by storms such as Hurricanes Sandy and Ida, New York City is already feeling the extreme weather effects of climate change. With such events projected to worsen in the coming years, it is critical that the city’s buildings and infrastructure should be able to withstand their effects.

On November 4, join us to learn the latest science on climate change in NYC and how it’s being used to inform resiliency planning. Speakers will highlight how the city is leading by example by enacting the New York City Climate Resiliency Design Guidelines for city-funded capital projects. They will also show how some private building designers are already putting them to use.

speakers
Joel Towers
Co-Chair, New York City Panel on Climate Change

Peter Adams
Senior Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor's Office of Climate Resiliency

Crystal Ng
Senior Associate, Director of Sustainability, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects

Louis Koehl
Associate, Handel Architects

Sabrina Barker
Director of Development, Jonathan Rose Companies

moderator
Danielle Manley
Policy Manager, Urban Green Council

New Green Power in NYC: A Conversation with Tier 4 Winners

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

 

 

New York is jump-starting a new program to bring clean, renewable energy to New York City’s electrical grid. The program—called “Tier 4” under the state’s Clean Energy Standard—supports new transmission to deliver clean power directly to the five boroughs. Just-announced awards to Clean Path NY and Champlain Hudson Power Express will add 18 million MWh of much-needed renewable energy per year to NYC, eventually contributing to LL97 REC availability.

On October 27, developers of these winning proposals will present the details about their projects, including how electricity will be generated and transmitted to New York City, the construction timeline and the expected environmental, community and economic benefits.

 

speakers
Phil Toia
President, NYPA Development, New York Power Authority

Clean Path NY

Luke Falk
Vice President, EnergyRE

Clean Path NY

Shashank Sane
Executive Vice President of Transmission Development, Invenergy

Clean Path NY

Don Jessome
President and CEO, Transmission Developers

Champlain Hudson Power Express

Dave Rheaume
Senior Director, Development, Strategy and Commercial Relations Outside Québec, Hydro-Québec

Champlain Hudson Power Express

Chris Halfnight
Director of Policy, Urban Green Council

moderator
John Mandyck
CEO, Urban Green Council

Reducing Waste in the Workplace

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

Effective waste management in commercial buildings reduces pollution and improves occupant health. It also contributes to a circular economy by reusing or recycling paper, cans, glass and organic waste.

Waste reduction and separation of recyclables requires buy-in at all levels of your organization. Our panel of experts will explain how facilities managers can drive interest and improve participation from tenants, administrators and decision-makers through clever change management techniques and other low-cost solutions while improving your company’s ESG scores.


This event is in partnership with International Facility Management Association

IFMA

moderator
Amy Marpman
Director, Sustainability, SBM Management Services

speakers
Cristina Herrera
Organizational Change Management and Workplace Strategy Consultant

Emily Gove
Corporate Director, Sustainability and Training, Building Maintenance Service

Local Law 97: All the Basics

Event Prices: 
Non-member
$250
Core Member
$250
Sponsor and Organizational Member
Free Admission
Trust and Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

New to Local Law 97? Join us on October 19, and learn all the basics of NYC’s groundbreaking buildings emissions law! Urban Green CEO John Mandyck and Policy Director Chris Halfnight will cover the fundamentals of the law and what it means for the retrofit market, including the potential impact of expanded renewables coming to NYC. The presentation will be 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
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.

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
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 at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, which features a large outdoor terrace on the Hudson River. 

Please note, effective September 13, 2021, all indoor dining venues in NYC—including private events—are requiring proof of vaccination from all event attendees before they enter the event. We are continuing to track the state of the COVID-19 pandemic closely and will provide more updates accordingly. 

There will be no in-person registration for this event.

The Héctor Figueroa Leadership Award

Urban Green Council is proud to present the first-ever Héctor Figueroa Leadership Award to the SEIU 32BJ Staff at 117 East 57th Street, a full-service condominium building in Manhattan. Led by resident manager Sevdet (Steve) Kukaj, the team worked tirelessly during the height of Covid—sometimes working three shifts—to ensure safe and healthy building operations during a very trying time. 

We look forward to honoring Héctor’s legacy with this award presentation on October 6.

Tickets and Sponsorship

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Thank You to Our Sponsors!

CHAIRMAN

Brookfield Properties     NY Power Authority

 

BENEFACTOR

Fiona and Eric Rudin    Silda Wall Spitzer    Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

 

HOST

AKF            JB&B       May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation

 

PATRON

32BJ SEIU      Carrier     Empire State Realty Trust     SL Green

 

SUPPORTER

Atelier Ten    Beyer Blinder Belle   BEYOND of HLW    BKSK Architects  Bright Power 

 Jeff Brodsky Con Edison  COOKFOX   EMCOR   FirstService Residential 

 Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates  Legacy Engineers  Metropolitan Valuation Services   Mitsubishi Electric   Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

 John Rhodes  Schneider Electric Thornton Tomasetti   Trane Technologies  Turner Construction

What's Next for Office Reopenings in NYC?

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

 

 

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

Event Prices: 
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

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