Continuing Education Credits
Learn about the work of Tim McDonald and Greg Hale of the New York Governor’s Office of Energy and Finance to create a deep energy retrofit market for multifamily buildings, starting with the affordable housing sector. The initiative, modeled after the successful Dutch Energiesprong program, rejects an incremental approach to improving building energy performance and instead advances a process to motivate the building industry to develop deep retrofit solutions that will transform existing housing stock into next generation buildings at scale.
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EVENT SPONSOR: Con Edison
EVENT PARTNER: AIANY COTE
Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Energy & Finance, Office of the Governor, State of New York
Associate Professor of Architecture, Temple University
New low-income housing is financed using tax credits awarded according to a point system. Architect, developer, and activist Tim McDonald successfully pushed to include energy efficiency credits in the Pennsylvania system that effectively require the Passive House standard to be part of the state's new affordable housing. After this feat in Pennsylvania, he went on to roll out this method in a growing number of states.