Conference

NAPHN 2016 Conference & Expo: Decarbonize Our Future Today

Event Prices: 
General Admission
$350
NAPHN & NYPH member admission
$250
Student
$75

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NAPHN and NYPH present the Third Annual North American Passive House Network Conference & Expo. The conference and expo features state-of-the-art building strategies, components and professional development necessary for us to decarbonize by 2050, the #1 public policy goal of our time. 

With presentations and workshops by scientists from the Passive House Institute, as well as expert speakers from around the world, NAPHN16 will be the most rewarding and enriching experience. Following the conference, participants can look forward for the guided tours of Passive House projects in New York City.

Conference sessions will feature the latest Passive House developments, including

• Urban, high density and high-rise buildings 
• Low-rise and rural approaches 
• Buildings from the arctic to the tropics 
• Policymakers with growing expertise in Passive House programs 
• Multi-family housing, both affordable and market rate 
• Integration of renewable energy 
• Steel, concrete, wood frame, and cross-laminated timber (CLT) contruction construction
• The processes, details and results of passive house projects

SEE THE DEVELOPING PROGRAM HERE

As world leaders attending COP21 in Paris pledged action to fight our climate crisis – stakeholders are invited to NAPHN16 in New York City in June to learn about the means and methodologies that are already proven solutions.” 

– NAPHN Co-President, Bronwyn Barry

Annual Conference: Modern All Over Again

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 4.0 CE Hours
AIA CES:
Approved for 4.0 HSW/LU Hours
Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
Free Admission

Facades+ Conference

Urban Green Council is proud to sponsor Facades+, the leading conference on high performance and high design building skins. Featuring a range of speakers, including Urban Green Directory of Policy Laurie Kerr, the event bridges industry, academia, the building profession, operations, and ownership. The developing technology of high-performance facades has emerged as the key to building systems integration, central to the realization of resilient buildings and a sustainable built environment—we invite you to join the exciting conversation at Facades+.

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Façade Face-Off: AIA Member Registration

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 3.5 CE Hours
AIA CES:
Approved for 3.5 HSW/LU Hours
Event Prices: 
AIA Member
$75

THE CONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT

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 pending Passive House certified multifamily building in Harlem

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.

PROGRAM

12:30 - 1:30 PM    Registration and Networking

1:30 - 1:45 PM      Opening Remarks
John Mandyk, 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

Façade Face-Off: NYC and Beyond

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 3.5 CE Hours
AIA CES:
Approved for 3.5 HSW/LU Hours
Event Prices: 
Members
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.

PROGRAM

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

SPECIAL THANKS TO

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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Speak Green

Event Prices: 
Member
Free Admission

Speak Green in Review

With Speak Green, our full-day conference on June 8, Urban Green Council ventured largely into uncharted territory: how to we best communicate the importance of sustainability beyond our known sphere of early adopters?

Because the topic was new for us, and of great interest to those inside and outside the green building industry, we asked journalist Charles Linn to write a brief synopsis of the conference: Speak Green in Review (PDF)

Charles is a writer and architect, as well as former deputy editor of Architectural Record and consulting editor at GreenSource.

If you were able to attend Speak Green, we hope this review will serve as a refresher of the many great points made that day. If you weren’t in attendance, we hope you will pick up a few tips on effective green messaging for a variety of audiences.

Global Lessons in Green Building: How NYC Stacks Up

Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
Free Admission

global lessons in green building how nyc stacks up is an urban green council usgbcny event on september 19 at bloomberg From policy mandates and financial incentives to implementation challenges, how do the current practices and policies of New York City compare to those of other major cities? What can NYC learn and do better?

This half-day conference, offered jointly by Urban Green Council and ULI New York, compared and contrasted New York City’s efforts to green the built environment with the approaches of other cities around the globe.  Held at the start of Climate Week NYC on September 19, 2011, the conference discussed how measures like New York City’s Greener, Greater Buildings Plan stack up against similar efforts in other major global cities, as well as help answer:

  • Market Forces and Finance: How standards, incentives, and public programs work best together to drive property owners to invest in energy efficiency.
  • The Role of Policy and Codes: What really drives innovation—is it more than just higher energy costs?

Take a look back with our VIDEO and PHOTOS of the conference.

Talking Transition: Sustainable, Healthy, and Resilient Construction


 

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

How do you think Mayor de Blasio should promote sustainable, healthy and resilient buildings?ᅠ

For the first time in 12 years, New Yorkers will have a new mayor.ᅠIt's time to start Talking Transition. Talking Transition is an open conversation about the future of New York City to help shape the next mayor's goals and strategies. Whether you?re a lifelong New Yorker or you've just arrived, everyone has a unique vision for this great city. Now is your chance to tell the new administration what?s important to you and your community.

Urban Green Council and other sustainability leaders are co-hosting a discussion on Sustainable, Healthy, and Resilient Construction.ᅠPlease join us to share your questions, stories, and ideas for the city's future. The brief program will include small, intimate discussions with some of the city's most esteemed players in sustainability, followed by highlights delivered to the entire group.

Attendees will gather in small groups and be asked to reflect on three questions:

  • What are the challenges to making more energy efficient, healthy, and resilient homes?
  • Why has such a small proportion of apartment and single-family homeowners engaged on these issues?
  • What can the new mayor do to better engage them?

This is your opportunity to make the transition count. This event is free and open to the public. Please join us.

WELCOME

Russell Ungerᅠ| Executive Director,ᅠUrban Green Council

As Executive Director, Russell has established Urban Green Council as a national leader in advocacy, education, and major initiatives for the green building movement. He has drafted and led negotiations on many environmental laws, while serving as Legislative Counsel for three City Council committees. As the former Assistant Director in the New York City Mayor's Office of Contract Services, Special Counsel for Environmental Procurement; and Special Advisor on Sustainable Development to then-Speaker Miller of the New York City Council, his unique approaches to problem-solving established him as an industry leader on programs and lasting policy.

MODERATORS

Jay Ackley |ᅠPolicy Analyst & Contract Administrator,ᅠCommunity Environmental Center
Greg Duncanᅠ|Vice President, New York Passive House
Gera Feigonᅠ|Environmental Specialist,ᅠKohn Pedersen Fox
Anita Jainᅠ|Northeast Communications Manager, Environmental Defense Fund
Max Joelᅠ|Community Solar Initiative Director,ᅠSolar One
Ilana Judahᅠ|Director of Sustainability,ᅠFWFOWLE Architects
Steven Lenard|Team Leader,ᅠNYC Department of City Planning
Shai Laurosᅠ| Director of Community Development,ᅠCypress Hills Local Development Corporation
Victor Nazario | Resident Manager, 32BJ SEIU
Nicolas Ronderosᅠ| New York Director,ᅠRegional Plan Association
Laurie Schoemanᅠ| Program Officer,ᅠEnterprise Community Partners
Esther Siskindᅠ| Director of Programs,ᅠSolar One
JordanaᅠViukerᅠ| Sustainability Consultant,ᅠSteven Winter Associates
William Waldren | Resident Manager, 32BJ SEIU
Stas Zakrzewskiᅠ| Principal,ᅠZh Architects
 

DATE
Sunday, November 17, 2013

TIME
10:00 am - 11:30 am

LOCATION
Talking Transition Town Hall
Canal Street & 6th Avenue
Duarte Square
New York, NY 10013
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