We're Burnin' Daylight

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The adoption of more stringent energy codes in New York City, and an even greater focus on reducing peak demand, has caused many owners and developers to look skyward for help; and the answer has come in the form of daylight. Commercial office spaces are using advanced controls and other daylighting strategies to reduce energy loads.

In Green Light New York's report, Let There Be Daylight, they identify the energy, technical, and economic benefits of daylighting in New York City. The primary recommendations of the report are demonstrated through a series of “Living Labs” at Bank of America’s building at One Bryant Park and at Goldman Sachs’ building at 200 West Street. In each case, multiple advanced lighting and shading systems are installed on one floor. The systems are monitored for energy use, daylight responsiveness and other metrics, and then compared to control floors with similar layouts and occupancy patterns. Join us to discuss the outcomes, advantages and challenges of these advanced systems.

Yetsuh Frank, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Managing Director, Strategy & Programs, Green Light New York

Yetsuh is the Managing Director at Green Light New York, a non-profit energy and lighting efficiency center for New York’s real estate community. An architect, writer, and educator with over 15 years of experience in green building and sustainability, Yesuh is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at New York University, teaching Urban Design and Human Health.