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Designing to Code: How to Comply with NYC's New Energy Code

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1.5 CE Hours
AIA CES:
Approved for 1.5 HSW/LU Hours
Event Prices: 
General Admission
Free Admission

The 2015 New York City Energy Conservation Code varies from its predecessors in ways both substantial and subtle. At this event, learn about how the current energy code applies to architects working in new construction. An expert panel will highlight changes to the code from previous versions, enforcement, minimum compliance, and reasons to consider going beyond code requirements. The code will help define how commercial and multifamily properties are designed, built, upgraded and operated—playing an important role in meeting NYC’s energy efficiency and emissions reduction goals, as outlined in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s One City Built to Last.

REGISTRATION

Click here for more information and to register.

Thank you to our event partners Steven Winter Associates, Con Edison and AIA New York COTE (Committee on the Environment).

speakers
John Skipper
Business Development & Energy Efficiency, Con Edison

Emily Hoffman
Director, Energy Code Compliance, NYC Department of Buildings

Mike O'Donnell
Energy Analyst, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

Ellen Honigstock, LEED AP
Director of Education Development, Urban Green Council

Kelly Westby
Energy Engineer, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

2015 MAS Summit for New York City

The MAS Summit is New York City’s premiere conference bringing together 1,200+ influential business and community leaders to identify innovative solutions to pressing urban challenges and promote New York City’s global competitiveness, dynamism and livability. Now in its sixth year, the MAS Summit promises to be an energetic exploration of urban innovation and civic progress with panel discussions and presentations of exciting projects responding to critical issues in New York City and in urban centers across the globe. This year's schedule includes:

A City of Possibilities

  • Building it Big: How to Achieve Big Impact with Big Projects
  • The Infrastructure We Need for the City We Want
  • A City That Works: Making Space for Opportunity and Innovation
  • Moving the Needle Forward on Penn

A City by Design

  • When and Where is the Supertall Worth It?
  • Global Cities at the Crossroads: Commerce, Art and the Captivating Power of Place
  • The Next 50: Preservation in the 21st Century and Beyond
  • The Role of Technology in Participatory City-building

A Just and Inclusive City

  • Challenges to Creating a Just and Sustainable City
  • The Road to Affordability: Have We Made Progress?
  • Striking the Balance: Rezoning Without Displacement
  • A Responsive City

Connecting the Dots: The Use of Technology in Building Social Resilience

  • Filling the Void: Private Sector Approaches to a Civic Commons
  • Vision of Museums as Placemakers

REGISTRATION

Visit the MAS Summit website for more information and to register. Urban Green Council members receive a special discount! 

Extreme Heat: Hot Cities - Adapting to a Hotter World

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 3.5 CE Hours per Session (Morning & Afternoon)
AIA CES:
Approved for 7.0 HSW/LU Hours
Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
$100
AIA NY Member
$100
ASLA Member
$100
Nature Conservancy Member
$100
Non-Member
$120

The last decade was the hottest on record worldwide, and scientists predict that extreme heat events – already more deadly than all other weather-related events combined – will become more frequent. This symposium brings together a broad range of professionals in building and urban design, science, research, policy, innovation, mitigation, and adaptation to address this growing risk through planning, design, and construction.

Nearly 30 of the most informed professionals, design practitioners, and officials will draw on their experience to explain the current situation and present challenges and opportunities. They will bring research findings, case studies, and best practices from lab to design, manufacturing to installation, policy change to implementation, new construction to comprehensive urban retrofitting. Speakers will offer recommendations for the future, revisiting past category-defining heat waves and building practices and what has changed. Experts will also discuss potential impacts, from the effects on human health to the effects on the energy grid; revisiting ways to increase urban resiliency and how government regulations can help.

SCHEDULE

8:30 - 9:00 AM: Welcome and Introductions
9:00 - 10:00 AM: Keynote - Where Things Stand, NYC
10:10 - 11:40 AM: Panel 1 - Building
11:45 - 1:15 PM: Panel 2 - Urban Landscapes
1:15 - 2:00 PM: Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 PM: Panel 3 - Heat & Health
3:30 - 5:00 PM: Panel 4 - Heat & Infrastructure
5:00 - 5:15 PM: Coffee Break
5:25 - 7:00 PM: Plenary Session, Closing Remarks & Lessons Learned

REGISTRATION

Visit AIA NY's event page for more information, a list of confirmed speakers, and to register.

Member Happy Hour

Event Prices: 
General Admission
Free Admission

Join Urban Green’s Membership Committee for a happy-hour get-together with an extra warm welcome for new members who've joined this past summer. Mingle, network, and relax with colleagues new and old at South Street Seaport. Bar snacks will be provided courtesy of Urban Green, and drink specials will be available:

  • $6 house wines
  • $6 well drinks
  • $4 draft beers
  • $8 House special Watermelon Margarita
     

This free event is for members-only––become a member today!

LL87 & LL88: How to Get Value from Doing the Work

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-commissioning study every 10 years, and to submit an Energy Efficiency Report to the NYC Department of Buildings documenting the results. The good news is that doing the work can help you identify large cost saving opportunities, as well as inform decisions on capital plans and equipment investments. 

Local Law 88 requires non-residential buildings over 50,000 square feet (and residential buildings with commercial tenants over 10,000 square feet) to upgrade their lighting systems and install sub-meters for commercial tenants. The law goes into effect in 2025, but owners who don’t upgrade lighting and install sub-meters during lease turnover now will disrupt tenants later––and spend more money to do the work.

Attend this free, combined presentation that explains the laws, how to comply and how to get the most value from doing the work.

SCHEDULE

6:00 - 7:00 PM   Local Law 87
7:00 - 7:30 PM   Local Law 88

Come for one or stay for both! Can't make either? View upcoming presentations for LL87 and LL88. Want a private training for your organization? Contact us.

speaker
Valerie Corbett, LEED AP BD&C, MFBA
President, IntelliGreen Partners

Ms. Corbett is an owner’s representative for commercial and multifamily building owners, specializing in energy use reduction and sustainability initiatives.

CitiesAlive 2015: Green Roof & Wall Conference

Green roof on midtown high rise in New York City
Photo credit: New York Green Roofs / HM White Site Architects.

Green roofs and walls have a vast but unrealized potential to address many of the fundamental challenges facing New York City. For the first time, CitiesAlive is heading to NYC where delegates will partake in technical sessions directed towards design, research and policy communities. The focus will be on the latest scientific research, design, products, and policies, with tours of cutting-edge projects, research facilities and other sites not typically open to the general public.

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Technical Working Group: Feedback Session

Event Prices: 
Member
Free Admission
Non-member
Free Admission

Urban Green Council is serving as Strategic Advisor to Mayor de Blasio’s Technical Working Group (TWG), along with Real Estate Board of New York. The TWG supports One City Built to Last, the Mayor’s plan for medium- and long-term building energy reductions.

To effectively implement One City, it’s essential to identify and address existing barriers to energy retrofits and new construction, such as state or local regulations, tenant-landlord relationships, real estate market structures, and costs. John Lee from the Mayor's Office has asked us to solicit industry feedback about these barriers.

As a stakeholder, you and up to one colleague are invited to attend one of our special advisory meetings.

In addition to this date, we have one other option:

  • Wednesday, July 15 at RAMSA from 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Please note that we are capping attendance at 25 people per meeting, so sign up early to secure a spot.

If you have questions about the meetings, please contact Marin Schloss at ms@urbangreencouncil.org.

LL87 & LL88: How to Get Value from Doing the Work

Event Prices: 
Non-member
Free Admission
Member
Free Admission

Join us for back to back presentations about two important local laws.

New York City's Local Law 87 requires all buildings over 50,000 square feet to conduct an energy audit and retro-commissioning study every 10 years, and to submit an Energy Efficiency Report to the NYC Department of Buildings documenting the results. The good news is that doing the work can help you identify large cost saving opportunities, as well as inform decisions on capital plans and equipment investments. 

Local Law 88 requires non-residential buildings over 50,000 square feet (and residential buildings with commercial tenants over 10,000 square feet) to upgrade their lighting systems and install sub-meters for commercial tenants. The law goes into effect in 2025, but owners who don’t upgrade lighting and install sub-meters during lease turnover now will disrupt tenants later––and spend more money to do the work.

Attend this free, combined presentation that explains the laws, how to comply and how to get the most value from doing the work.

SCHEDULE

12:00 - 1:00 PM   Local Law 87 - Presented by Adin Meir
1:00 - 2:00 PM   Local Law 88 - Presented by Joshua Kace

Come for one or stay for both! Can't make either? View upcoming presentations for LL87 and LL88. Want a private training for your organization? Contact us.

speakers
Adin Meir
Director, CodeGreen Solutions

Adin Meir manages a team of energy and commissioning engineers who specialize in energy auditing, modeling and retrofits in existing commercial buildings.

Joshua Kace
Energy Engineer, CodeGreen Solutions

Joshua Kace is the lead engineer at CodeGreen, specializing in mechanical and industrial engineering with additional expertise in real-time metering technology.

Technical Working Group: Feedback Session

Event Prices: 
Non-member
Free Admission
Member
Free Admission

Urban Green Council is serving as Strategic Advisor to Mayor de Blasio’s Technical Working Group (TWG), along with Real Estate Board of New York. The TWG supports One City Built to Last, the Mayor’s plan for medium- and long-term building energy reductions.

To effectively implement One City, it’s essential to identify and address existing barriers to energy retrofits and new construction, such as state or local regulations, tenant-landlord relationships, real estate market structures, and costs. John Lee from the Mayor's Office has asked us to solicit industry feedback about these barriers.

As a stakeholder, you and up to one colleague are invited to attend one of our special advisory meetings.

In addition to this date, we have one other option:

  • Wednesday, July 29 at BKSK from 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Please note that we are capping attendance at 25 people per meeting, so sign up early to secure a spot.

If you have questions about the meetings, please contact Marin Schloss at ms@urbangreencouncil.org.

Technical Working Group: Feedback Session

Event Prices: 
Non-member
Free Admission
Member
Free Admission

Urban Green Council is serving as Strategic Advisor to Mayor de Blasio’s Technical Working Group (TWG), along with Real Estate Board of New York. The TWG supports One City Built to Last, the Mayor’s plan for medium- and long-term building energy reductions.

To effectively implement One City, it’s essential to identify and address existing barriers to energy retrofits and new construction, such as state or local regulations, tenant-landlord relationships, real estate market structures, and costs. John Lee from the Mayor's Office has asked us to solicit industry feedback about these barriers.

As a stakeholder, you and up to one colleague are invited to attend one of our special advisory meetings.

In addition to this date, we have two other options:

  • Wednesday, July 15 at RAMSA from 8:30 am to 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, July 29 at BKSK from 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Please note that we are capping attendance at 25 people per meeting, so sign up early to secure a spot.

If you have questions about the meetings, please contact Marin Schloss at ms@urbangreencouncil.org.

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