Deep Energy Retrofit: Warren Hall at Cornell University

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 1.5 CE Hours
Approved for 1.5 LU/HSW Hours
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Learn how Cornell University's Warren Hall—a 130,000 square foot pre-war building with historic masonry—was renovated into a modern LEED Platinum home for the University's undergraduate business program. Cornell’s challenge to the design team was to bring the steam-heated, non-air conditioned space up to current standards of comfort without increasing net energy use.

With envelope performance improvements that preserved the historic exterior and new mechanical systems and technologies, Warren Hall has become a model for adaptive retrofit of other pre-war buildings on campus, and in fact nationwide.

Join the project's client, architect, and exterior envelope consultant for a detailed discussion highlighting key lessons for building owners, architects and engineers interested in retrofitting existing pre-war masonry buildings.

Deep Energy Retrofits: NYC is a series of presentations focusing on deep retrofit strategies for existing buildings that will help achieve NYC's 80x50 GHG reduction targets. Each session showcases a retrofit project of an existing building representing a specific New York City typology. Participants can use these case studies as tools to meet reduction targets in other existing buildings.



Adam Sledd
Director of Commercial Real Estate Engagement, Institute for Market Transformation

Adam Sledd leads IMT's efforts engaging the commercial real estate industry in energy efficiency strategies. Sledd helps individual companies, trade associations, and government agencies save energy and money by incorporating sustainability into the landlord-tenant relationship.

Peter Pesce
Senior Associate, FXFOWLE Architects

Peter Pesce has led many projects at FXFOWLE with large, diverse client groups, negotiating personalities and politics to achieve results that satisfy programmatic, logistical and aesthetic demands. His major projects include the renovation of The Juilliard School and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, the renovation of Warren Hall at Cornell University, 888 Boylston Street in Boston, and the Master Plan for Pace University.

Susan Knack-Brown
Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc

Susan Knack-Brown's work has included a range of building enclosure investigations and designs involving both contemporary structures, such as the Fisher Center for Performing Arts, and landmarks, such as Boston’s Quincy Market. Susan specializes in large-scale preservation projects where she applies modern technologies to the restoration of landmark buildings.