Façade Face-Off: NYC and Beyond

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 3.5 CE Hours
Approved for 3.5 HSW/LU Hours
Event Prices: 
Free Admission
This event is free to Urban Green members.

Read the event summary on our blog, Points of View.

Façade Face-Off gives the stage to owners who have planned and executed innovative projects with high-performing façades. They'll explain the why, what, and how of their buildings, including commercial and residential, new and retrofit projects, such as:

  • The world’s first Passive House office tower
  • The nation’s largest deep energy retrofit, a 1960’s affordable multifamily building that received a complete re-skin – without tenants vacating their units
  • A groundbreaking façade retrofit of an Upper East Side white-brick residential tower
  • A LEED Platinum government building re-skinned with a shaded glass curtain wall
  • A Harlem multifamily building awaiting Passive House certification 

Be part of the conversation and learn about the next generation of façades changing the skyline in NYC and beyond.

Can't make it to the conference? Join us for René Toth's extended presentation of RHW.2, a passive house office tower in Vienna, on Tuesday, September 23. Register here.


12:30 - 1:30 PM    Registration and Networking

1:30 - 1:45 PM      Opening Remarks
John Mandyck, UTC Building & Industrial Systems
Laurie Kerr, Natural Resources Defense Council

1:45 - 2:10 PM      Keynote Address
Commissioner Rick Chandler, New York City Department of Buildings

2:10 - 2:40 PM      Lessons from Europe: Passive House Office Tower
René Toth, Vasko+Partner Engineers

2:40 - 2:55 PM      Break

2:55 - 4:20 PM      Living Examples: NYC and Beyond
Darien Crimmin, WinnCompanies
Kevin Kampschroer, U.S. General Services Administration
Justin Palmer, Synapse Capital
Eric Rudin, Rudin Management Company, Inc.
(Moderator) Patricia Hauserman, Tishman Construction

4:20 - 4:35 PM      Break

4:35 - 5:20 PM      One Million Façades? Feasibility in NYC
Darien Crimmin, WinnCompanies
Kevin Kampschroer, U.S. General Services Administration
Susan Kaplan, BuildingWrx
Justin Palmer, Synapse Capital
Susi Yu, The Howard Hughes Corporation
(Moderator) Eric Rudin, Rudin Management Company, Inc.

5:20 - 5:30 PM      Closing Remarks
Cecil Scheib, Urban Green Council


Our outreach partners, including:
32BJ SEIU & 32BJ Training Funds
American Council of Engineering Companies of New York
AIA New York Chapter
ASHRAE New York Chapter
Green Light New York
International Facility Management Association, NYC Chapter
New York Passive House
NYC Parks - The Freshkills Park Alliance
Regional Plan Association
Solar One
The Municipal Art Society of New York

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