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2019 Conference Waitlist Registration

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 3.5 credits
AIA CES:
Approved for 3.5 credits
PDH:
3.5 credits
CEO:
7 CEO Credits
Event Prices: 
Member
$55
Non-Member
$75
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RETROFITTING TO SCALE: 50,000 BUILDINGS IN 10 YEARS

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On May 18, New York City enacted Local Law 97 of 2019, the most ambitious climate legislation for buildings enacted by any city in the world. This historic law sets tough carbon emissions caps for energy use in NYC’s largest buildings starting in 2024. The new legislation impacts about 50,000 buildings and will lead to thousands of building retrofits each year.

To comply with these regulations, building retrofits will have to occur on a scale never before experienced in NYC—or anywhere else.  

Retrofitting to Scale will explore solutions for NYC and other metro areas. What are the barriers to upgrading buildings now? What must change to make scaling retrofits feasible? What business opportunities will emerge? We will explore these questions over three thought-provoking sessions.

SESSION 1: GREATEST OPPORTUNITIES
The first session will identify building systems that have the most potential for efficiency and assess effective energy reduction strategies.

Nicole Ceci | Principal Mechanical Engineer, Steven Winter Associates
Chris Cayten | Principal, CodeGreen

SESSION 2: INNOVATIONS AND EXAMPLES OF SCALE
New technologies, practices and business models are being piloted to reduce energy consumption on a large scale. In this session, industry experts will present how state-of-the-art innovations can help achieve scalability and reduce costs.

Moderator: Clay Nesler | Vice President of Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, Johnson Controls
Loic Chappoz | Multifamily Team Lead, NYSERDA
Anne Evens | CEO, Elevate Energy
Tom Feeney | Vice President of Operations and Engineering, Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town

SESSION 3: SCALING IT UP
Are cost-effective, fast and high-quality retrofits possible? Leading building retrofit experts will discuss the challenges and potential solutions to scaling retrofits. 

Moderator: Robert Johnson | Senior Vice President, Hannon Armstrong
Richard Benkowski | Training Specialist, United Associated Department of Education 
Kelly Dougherty | Director of Energy Management, FirstService Residential New York 
Dan Friend | Sales Manager, NORESCO
Sabrina Kanner | Executive Vice President, Design & Construction, Brookfield Properties

Interested in sponsoring this event? Find out more here.

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Summer Trust Event: Behind the Scenes at Battery Park City Authority

Event Prices: 
Trust Member
Free Admission
Trust Event

The planned community of Battery Park City has become a blueprint for successful, sustainable urban development through a partnership between the Battery Park City Authority and the private sector.

Like much of Lower Manhattan, the area suffered significant damage from Superstorm Sandy. Today BPCA is at work on four interrelated resiliency projects to protect Battery Park City from the threats of storm surge and sea level rise.

Join us for a special insider look at these resiliency efforts and great conversations with fellow Trust members.

Conference Luncheon

Continuing Education Credits

CEO:
7 CEO Credits
Event Prices: 
Invited Guests
Free Admission

Urban Green is hosting a special post-conference luncheon for sustainability leaders, Urban Green staff, board members and conference speakers.

Registration for this brief, informal lunch and discussion is by invitation only.

Conference Luncheon

Continuing Education Credits

CEO:
7 CEO Credits
Event Prices: 
Invited Guests
Free Admission

Urban Green is hosting a special post-conference luncheon for sustainability leaders, Urban Green staff, board members and conference speakers.

Registration for this brief, informal lunch and discussion is by invitation only.

Conference Luncheon

Continuing Education Credits

CEO:
7 CEO Credits
Event Prices: 
Invited Guests
Free Admission

Urban Green is hosting a special post-conference luncheon for sustainability leaders, Urban Green staff, board members and conference speakers.

Registration for this brief, informal lunch and discussion is by invitation only.

Conference Luncheon

Continuing Education Credits

CEO:
7 CEO Credits
Event Prices: 
Invited Guests
Free Admission

Urban Green is hosting a special post-conference luncheon for sustainability leaders, Urban Green staff, board members and conference speakers.

Registration for this brief, informal lunch and discussion is by invitation only.

2019 Facades+ Conference

Event Prices: 
Symposium with discount
$340
Symposium & Workshop with discount
$560
Symposium
$425
Symposium & Workshop
$700

Facades+ is a two-day conference that unites top professionals from the worlds of design, fabrication and construction to consider how high-performance envelopes contribute to and are shaped by NYC’s unique architectural landscape. At Facades+NY, attendees will learn how to innovate all steps of facade implementation—from systems and materials to designs and delivery strategies—and hear about the latest projects in NYC and around the world.

Urban Green community members receive a special discount with the code USGBCNY19.

To learn more, visit facadesplus.com.

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Gingerbread Passive House Competition

Event Prices: 
Non-Member
$15
Member
$10
Passive House Member
$10
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission
Gingerbread House

This event is co-sponsored by New York Passive House

Come to our first Gingerbread Passive House competition and show off your building skills! Urban Green Council and New York Passive House members are encouraged to form teams to create the ultimate passive house structure… made of gingerbread. Illustrate Passive House principles using only edible materials typically used in gingerbread houses (think: spreadable marshmallow as insulation). This will be a fun event whether you are a Passive House (or gingerbread house) expert or novice.

How will this work?

  • Teams (maximum of four people) will be provided with a basic gingerbread house kit to build a gingerbread house with visible passive house details.
  • Each team will be given 30 minutes to complete their designs and 5 minutes to explain their approach. Of course, a gingerbread house will not pass a blower door test, but it will be expected to avoid thermal bridges!
  • Points will be awarded for accuracy, creativity, and presentation. Participants are encouraged to bring their leftover candies and other edible gingerbread-making components.

Who can participate?

Anyone who would like to test their gingerbread-passive-house building skills!

If your team is already assembled, please contact Kaitlin Logsdon at kl@urbangreencouncil.org.

Food (in addition to gingerbread) and beverages will be available.  

Watch: Passive House Building Explained in 90 Seconds

moderators
Edwin May
bldgtyp, Partner


Edwin May is a licensed Architect and a LEED Green Associate. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2001 and a Masters of Architecture from Parsons the Newschool in NYC in 2009. May has been an Adjunct Professor at Parsons the NewSchool University as well an Industry Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ where he directed the 2015 ‘Solar Decathlon’ program. In addition, May teaches with the Passive House Academy the North American Passive House Network, and Passive House Canada and is certified by the Passive House Institute (PHI) in Germany and the Passive House Institute of the US (PHIUS) as a Certified Passive House Consultant.

John Mitchell
Partner, bldgtyp


John Mitchell graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Colorado College in 1996 and a Masters of Architecture from Parsons the Newschool in NYC in 2009. Mitchell has worked for both Parsons the NewSchool and Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. Mitchell also teaches with the Passive House Academy and the North American Passive House Network. Mitchell is also certified by the Passive House Institute (PHI) and the Passive House Institute of the US (PHIUS) as a Certified Passive House Consultant.

GPRO O&M Instructor Webinar Update

Event Prices: 
GPRO Instructor
Free Admission

GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials has been completely revamped to teach building professionals how to begin making efficiency improvements the very next day. 

WHAT'S NEW?

  • Increased focus on systems thinking
  • Action planning component to facilitate thinking about costs, benefits, and next steps of energy and sustainability measures
  • Enhanced content on cooling to meet the needs of more markets 
  • The 4Ms: a framework to define the actions necessary to achieve operational best practices
  • New chapter on resilience
  • New study tools to help students ace the exam, including online practice exams and flashcards

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?

Instructors will be expected to use the new content for all classes starting in the New Year. In order to become certified to teach the updated version, Instructors must register for the Review Webinar on this page. 

The Review Webinar includes a 50-minute video and a 10-question assessment to confirm Instructors are up to speed on the changes. Once they’ve passed with 100%, they will receive an updated certificate and approval to teach the new version.

Currently, all materials are accessible through the Instructor Portal on GPRO.org. Partners are encoruaged to view the Webinar as well in order to understand the changes. 

To become recertified, instructors must follow the steps below:

  1. Register for the webinar via the form below.
  2. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email, including links to the approx. 50-minute video and the assessment. 
  3. Watch the video and complete the assessment. 
  4. GPRO Administration will email you a new PDF Instructor Certificate within 1-2 weeks of completing the webinar and assessment. 

If you have any questionrs or forgot your GPRO.org portal login password, feel free to contact GPRO Administration at gpro@urbangreencouncil.org

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