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WEEKLY NEWS

22 January 2020
 
 
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OUTSIZED EMISSIONS IN MEDIUM-SIZED BUILDINGS


NYC's latest benchmarking data provides the first-ever look at medium buildings. With Local Law 97's emissions caps looming large, it is critical that we understand this sector's energy use.

Urban Green's early research has found that medium multifamily buildings are using 12 percent more energy than their larger counterparts. This has major implications under Local Law 97: a higher proportion of these properties are above the 2024 and 2030 emissions caps and may face fines if no action is taken.

Read our blog to learn more, and stay tuned for the release of Urban Green's next Energy and Water Use Report.


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EP Happy Hour

2/11

6:00pm - 8:00pm
BBar&Grill

Join Urban Green’s Emerging Professionals for our February happy hour! Catch up with colleagues and meet new young professionals in sustainability.

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GridOptimal

2/27

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Urban Green Council

Join us at our newest Greening the Grid event as we discuss how buildings can adapt to a low carbon, intermittent grid using existing technologies.

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GPRO Fundamentals

2/28

9:00am - 3:30pm
Urban Green Council

Learn about sustainable buildings and strategies to make any building more efficient, comfortable and resilient! This course is ideal for any building professional.

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LEED GA Workshop

3/2

9:00am - 4:00pm
Urban Green Council

This day-long exam preparation workshop will give you the knowledge and skills you need to become an accredited LEED Green Associate professional.

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LATEST NEWS

 
 

NEW YORK DOUBLES DOWN ON EFFICIENCY

Last week, the New York Public Service Commission approved aggressive energy efficiency targets for the state’s utilities through 2025. The breakthrough order adds nearly $2 billion in funding for electric and gas efficiency programs statewide. It also ramps up efforts on building electrification, with a long-term strategy led by NYSERDA in the works and $500 million to support heat pumps.

This bold step will more than double utilities’ current efficiency commitments and helps put NYC buildings on track for the ambitious targets in Local Law 97 and the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.

For a summary of the order, see Governor Cuomo’s press release and NRDC’s blog.


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WIN $1 MILLION FOR YOUR MULTIFAMILY PROJECT

Are you currently designing a sustainable multifamily building? Your project could be eligible to receive up to $1 million!

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is currently accepting submissions for the second round of the $40 million Buildings of Excellence Competition. The competition recognizes and rewards the design, construction and operation of low or zero carbon multifamily buildings across New York State.

NYSERDA is accepting proposals through April 22, 2020, with $10 million available for winning projects.


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GREENING THE GRID: GRID-OPTIMAL BUILDINGS

As our grid becomes greener, the power that flows through it will become more intermittent. To adapt, buildings will need to shift their power loads and store energy.

Join Urban Green and the New Buildings Institute on February 27 for a discussion on how buildings can adapt to a changing grid, and the limits of existing strategies.

This is the second event in our Greening the Grid series, which looks at critical topics related to making NYC’s grid more sustainable.


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COMMUNITY

 

Thermal Bridge Modeling: Ground Contact and Condensation

The 2020 NYCECC Energy Code requires that architects model and quantify thermal bridges. Join AIA NY on February 21 for a half-day workshop on THERM modeling, focused on ground contact and condensation risk factors.


February 21 | New York City

 
 

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