Urban Green Presents

Ten Years After Sandy: How Far Have We Come?

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

October 2022 marks a decade since Superstorm Sandy, the most destructive hurricane ever to make landfall on the U.S. east coast. This extreme weather event tested all aspects of NYC’s infrastructure, as well as that of adjacent communities in New Jersey and Connecticut, and caused $70 billion worth of damage.

In response, and at the request of the New York City Council, Urban Green convened the 200-member Building Resiliency Task Force to develop recommendations for improving building resiliency and maximizing preparedness for future weather emergencies.

On October 12, join us as we look at the progress NYC has made since Sandy and the work that remains. Experts will look back at significant changes made to the building code and zoning resolution and examine how resiliency thinking has changed over the past decade. What are the remaining opportunities for improving resilience, and what new threats should we be prepared to address?

Stay tuned for a full list of speakers!

Thank you to our outreach partners!

LIC Partnership       NYU Sustainability      U.S. Green Building Council       Waterfront Alliance

Grid Ready: Powering NYC's All-Electric Buildings

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

For New York City to reach the city-mandated goal of reducing emissions 80 percent by 2050, we must electrify most of our energy use. This challenging transition will require a new generation of technologies, from electric cars to heat pumps. But there is a critical underlying issue that must be addressed concurrently: Is our grid ready to power this new way of life? 

Our latest research report, Grid Ready: Powering NYC's All-Electric Buildings, takes the first step in answering that question. Come find out how we developed a model to forecast building electrification’s impact on NYC and its local grid. Hear from experts, including NYSERDA President and CEO Doreen Harris, about our findings and what they mean for New York’s buildings. We’ll also have a panel discussion to answer your questions about NYC’s grid, building electrification and how we can plan for a winter peak.

Thank you to Daikin for sponsoring this event

Daikin
speakers
Doreen Harris
President and CEO, NYSERDA

Vicki Kuo
Vice President, Energy Efficiency and Distributed Resource Planning, Con Edison

Sean Brennan
Director of Research, Urban Green Council

Donovan Gordon
Director of Clean Heating & Cooling, NYSERDA

James Perakis
Associate Principal, Elementa Engineering

moderator
John Mandyck
CEO, Urban Green Council

Local Law 97: Everything You Need to Know

Local Law 97: All the Basics

Join us on January 20 to unpack NYC’s groundbreaking building emissions law! Urban Green CEO John Mandyck and Policy Director Chris Halfnight will cover details of the law and what it means for New Yorkers, followed by a Q&A. This event is exclusive to incoming City Council members and staff.

>> REGISTER HERE <<

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.

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.

Local Law 97: Everything You Need to Know

Local Law 97: All the Basics

Join us on December 16 to unpack NYC’s groundbreaking building emissions law! Urban Green CEO John Mandyck and Policy Director Chris Halfnight will cover details of the law and what it means for New Yorkers, followed by a Q&A. This event is exclusive to incoming City Council members and staff.

>> REGISTER HERE <<

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.

Unpacking the LL97 Carbon Trading Study

Event Prices: 
Non-member
Free Admission
Core Member
Free Admission
Sponsor and Organizational Member
Free Admission
Trust and Leadership Level Member
Free Admission
Unpacking the LL97 Carbon Trading Study

NYU has released the highly anticipated carbon trading study required by New York City’s Local Law 97. The study is the first comprehensive modeling assessment of the law's costs and benefits and the feasibility of a potential carbon trading program for buildings.

Join Urban Green and the NYU study team for a deep dive on its findings, including how, with the right design, a carbon trading program can deliver deeper GHG and air pollution savings and spur greater investment in NYC buildings citywide and in environmental justice communities.

For more information on the report and its findings, read the press release.

This event is presented in partnership with the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law

Guarini Center

 

 

speakers
Danielle Spiegel-Feld
Executive Director, Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law, NYU

Mary Jiang
Senior Analyst, HR&A Advisors

Kasparas Spokas
Associate, The Brattle Group

moderator
Chris Halfnight
Director of Policy, Urban Green Council

The Great Energy Disconnect

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

 

 

With commercial occupancy down 90 percent in NYC buildings due to COVID-19, energy has been reduced by just 30 percent. What’s behind this great energy disconnect? Can lessons be found for our post-pandemic world?

Hear owners, operators and tenants break down the data and challenges to find strategies to implement now and in the future to save energy in buildings.

moderator
John Mandyck
CEO , Urban Green Council

speakers
Shannon Kaplan, PE, LEED AP
Operations, AKF

John Gilbert
Executive Vice President and COO, Rudin Management Company

Thomas Baade-Mathiesen
Chair, Sustainability Committee, CoreNet NYC

Turning Wasted Heat Into A Resource

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

Projects that harvest and reuse internal heat can improve efficiency for heat pump systems, even in a cold climate like New York City.

Expert designers, installers, and owners will share innovative strategies for maximizing heat pump system efficiency.

 

Thank you to our sponsor

speakers
John Rhyner, P.G. LEED AP
Owner, Rhyner Consulting

Jeff Urlaub P.E.
Principal, Salas Obrien

Michael Gordon RSE
Pipes Trades Training Specialist, United Association

Daniel H. Nall PE, FAIA, LEED Fellow, BEMP, HBDP, CPHC
Consultant, Daniel Nall Consultant LLC

moderator
Rebecca Craft
Director, Sustainability - Electrification, Sidewalk Labs

Busting Myths About Next-Gen Refrigerants

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

The industry is undergoing a transition to refrigerants with low to no GWP (global warming potential). This is occurring against a backdrop of fluctuating federal and state regulations. 

During this webinar you’ll hear from a panel of experts from leading HVAC manufacturers discuss the timeline and the regulatory changes we should expect to see.
 

moderator
John Mandyck
CEO, Urban Green Council

speakers
Richard Lord
Senior Fellow, Carrier Corporation

Doug Tucker
Director of Industry and Government Relations, Mitsubishi Electric

John Sheff
Director of Public & Industry Affairs, Danfoss

Steve Kujak
Director Next Generation Refrigerant Research, Trane

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Urban Green Presents