Technical Roundtable

Hidden Potential: Economics of Energy Retrofits

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1.0 CE Hour
AIA CES:
Approved for 1.0 HSW/LU Hour
Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
$10
Non-member
$15
Sponsor Member
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

Read the event summary on our blog, Points of View

One of the key components to a low-carbon economy resides in improving the energy performance of our existing building stock.  Even in the face of an appealing payback, a mixture of financial, legal, and cultural hurdles often prevents energy retrofit projects from being undertaken. 

A range of studies cites the split incentive and insufficient credit (due to the prevailing commercial real estate business models) as significant financing obstacles. Recognizing the economic potential of such retrofits, numerous entities from across the fields of design, construction, environment, and finance are actively working on overcoming these institutionalized roadblocks. At this roundtable we will hear from two speakers at the forefront of establishing new financing pathways to release the full potential of the existing building energy retrofit market. 

speakers
Greg Hale
Senior Advisor, Office of the Governor, State of New York

As Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Energy & Finance, Greg works on the New York State Green Bank and various other clean energy finance and economic development initiatives. Prior to joining the Governor’s Office, Greg was the Director of Efficiency Finance at NRDC’s Center for Market Innovation, where he focused on developing the market for energy efficiency building retrofits in the commercial, multi-family and institutional property sectors. Greg also spent 17 years in the real estate industry. Greg is a graduate of Dartmouth College and The University of Michigan Law School.

Susan Leeds
CEO, New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation

Susan is a seasoned professional with over seventeen years of experience in financial markets. Prior to joining NYCEEC, Susan developed a funding strategy for an energy efficiency project developer and advised a major national bank on product opportunities in energy efficiency finance. Susan has also managed financial sector advocacy for the NRDC. Additionally, she has held executive positions at a non-profit financial advocacy institution and at for-profit financial institutions in the mortgage and asset-backed space, including Deutsche Bank and GE Capital. Susan holds an MBA in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

moderator
Victor Rojas
Senior Manager, Financial Policy, Environmental Defense Fund

As Senior Manager for Financial, Vic works to remove financial market barriers that prevent financing of energy efficiency in residential, commercial and institutional markets. Vic most recently served as Deputy Commissioner with the City of Chicago Department of Environment where he designed, managed and implemented replicable private market financing and development constructs that accelerate institutional capital flows into essential energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate change/adaptation initiatives. Vic earned his Bachelor of Science in Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University.

Money vs Power: Linking Energy & Economy in Buildings

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1.0 CE Hour
AIA CES:
Approved for 1.0 HSW/LU Hour
Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
$10
Non-member
$15
Sponsor Member
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

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

For most building professionals, energy efficiency describes the ratio of energy output (heat or electricity) over the amount of fuel consumed. But what if energy efficiency was also defined by measures of economic output? By layering the world’s largest building energy benchmarking database onto the world’s largest commercial tenant database, interesting perspectives on measuring “energy efficiency” have emerged.

A recent report by Buro Happold entitled CO2: Linking NYC Energy Database to Tenant Contribution to Economy explores correlative data linking commercial buildings’ energy usage and the economic contribution its tenants create. Please join Urban Green Council for a technical discussion on Buro Happold’s reporting methodologies, findings and preliminary conclusions.

speaker
Steven Baumgartner
Associate Principal, Buro Happold

As an Associate Principal at Buro Happold, Steven leads design, research and consultancy projects focused on energy and sustainability for the built environment. With a focus on strategic energy solutions for existing portfolios and campuses, Steven provides environmental expertise, asset management, sustainable research, and energy/carbon audits, evaluation and action plans.

moderator
Jonathan Simkins
Global Facilities Program Manager, American Express

Jonathan manages sustainability, reporting and performance measurement initiatives for American Express’s global real estate portfolio. Previously, he led Citibank’s LEED Volume Build Program, achieving certification for 20 retail branches in the US. Jonathan is also a recent graduate of Columbia University’s Master of Science in Sustainability Management program.

Pushing the Envelope Series: Software Solutions

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1.0 CE Hour
AIA CES:
Approved for 1.0 HSW/LU Hour
Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
$10
Non-member
$15
Sponsor Member
Free Admission
Leadership Level Member
Free Admission

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

As building systems become more complex, the industry demands increasingly detailed analysis of enclosures earlier in the project design phase. Despite new innovations in software, no single program exists to share knowledge across multiple platforms and accelerate the design process. From energy performance and thermal comfort to daylighting and operational costs, solutions are achieved using a suite of analysis tools and adapted programming. 
 
At this discussion, industry experts will review the various tools and techniques used by the top sustainability companies in New York City today. Speakers will also examine the metrics that influence facade performance and discuss the close relationship envelopes have with mechanical systems.

speakers
Michael Marvin
Energy Analyst, Buro Happold

Michael is a firm believer that contemporary architecture requires a larger consideration than what has traditionally been viewed as the role of building designers. He has taught courses in sustainable design and energy analysis at the Stevens Institute of Technology and is currently a guest instructor at the Columbia GSAPP

Jessica Sundberg Zofchak, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Environmental Designer, Atelier Ten

In her role at Atelier Ten, Jessica works on a number of highly ambitious local and international projects, focusing on integrated and computational methods for building performance optimization. Her recent focus includes leading development of Atelier Ten’s in-house daylight and façade optimization tool set.

Influencing Investments: Sustainability's Impact on Decision Making

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1
AIA CES:
Approved for 1

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


What is driving demand for sustainable assets? What is the current momentum behind sustainability in the investment community? What is the perceived value of sustainability? How is sustainability viewed in the US vs. Europe?ᅠ
Through one-on-one interviews with senior executives at 25 leading US real estate investment management firms, Cushman & Wakefield searched for answers to these questions. With the completion of the survey, C&W has issued a formal industry report that gathers these findings to explain the overall role of sustainability in property owners' investment processes and business operations. This technical roundtable will consist of an introduction by the President of Corporate Occupier & Investor Services followed by a presentation and discussion about C&W's report findings.

SPEAKERS
 

Eric Duchon | Manager of Sustainability Strategies, Corporate Occupier & Investor Services,ᅠ
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Eric is currently responsible for managing the firm's environmental initiatives, including the MoU with the U.S. EPA, annual Environmental Challenge program, LEED for Existing Buildings Certification efforts, and C&W Energy & Sustainability Taskforce, among other initiatives. He serves as the firm's liaison to the U.S. EPA Energy Star and WasteWise programs, as well as to the USGBC. In New York City, he is responsible for the firm's managed properties compliance with the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan Local Laws 84 and 87. Eric played an integral role in the success of C&W?s LEED EB Pilot Portfolio Program, through which 18 managed properties representing over 8 million square feet achieved certification in January 2010.
John C. Santora | President and Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Occupier & Investor Services,
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
John is one of the commercial real estate industry's most experienced global executives. He is a 33-year veteran of C&W and a member of the firm's Board of Directors. ᅠPrior to being named Global Head of CIS, John was President and CEO of the Americas, which includes 137 offices throughout North and South America and had more than $1.0 billion in revenue. From 2005 to 2008, John served as the Global Chief Operating Officer. In that position, he helped plan and drive the firm's global expansion, integration and pushed into new service areas. During his career, he built a global Asset Services business within C&W and worked on real estate solutions with leading executives of multinational corporations.

LOCATION

Cushman & Wakefieldᅠ
1290 Avenue of the Americas - 7th Floor
New York, NY 10104

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Special thanks to Cushman & Wakefield for hosting this event!

This program was developed by Urban Green Council'sᅠMonthly Programs Committee.

Sandy Success Stories

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1
AIA CES:
Approved for 1



The Sandy Success Story Projectᅠis a compilation of 19 case studies that describe the mitigation measures, designs, and lucky situations that helped make pockets of the New York region more resilient during Superstorm Sandy. The presentation will focus on the design mitigations that ?did their job? during the storm and will conclude with a discussion of the themes, lessons learned, policy implications, and next steps.

MODERATOR

Sarah Sachs | Associate, Buro Happold

Sarah provides consulting services in green building design, corporate strategic sustainability, energy planning, and sustainable master planning. She has extensive professional LEED experience, including using it as a design tool on both national and international projects and providing LEED consulting on many projects in various stages of design, construction and occupancy. Prior to this position, she began her career as an engineer with Arup and has also been involved thermal comfort research, energy simulation/analysis, and sustainable HVAC design. She teaches and lectures at Yale, Parsons, and Cooper Union.

SPEAKER


Ariella Rosenberg Maron | Associate Principal, Happold Consulting

Ariella provides strategy-consulting services related to energy management, climate action, and sustainability planning. She was most recently the Deputy Commissioner for Energy Management at the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services, during which time she also sat on the Board of the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation. Prior to this role, she was the Deputy Director of the NYC Mayor?s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, and was part of the core team that developed PlaNYC, focusing on air and water quality, energy, and climate change. She has also worked as a senior project manager in the Energy Division of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, as an urban planner in the Bronx Office of the New York City Department of City Planning, and as an analyst at the energy, economic consulting firm PA Consulting Group.


CONTINUING EDUCATION





GBCI:ᅠApproved forᅠ1.0 CE Hour

AIA CES: Approved forᅠ1.0 HSW/LU Hour

TIME

8:00 - 9:00am

LOCATION

Cushman & Wakefieldᅠ
1290 Avenue of the Americas - 7th Floor
New York, NY 10104

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Special thanks to Cushman & Wakefield for hosting this event!

This program was developed by Urban Green Council'sᅠMonthly Programs Committee.
If you would like toᅠvolunteerᅠfor this event, please send us anᅠemail.

Flipping the Switch: LED Obstacles and Opportunities

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1
AIA CES:
Approved for 1



For the last ten years, the emergence of LEDs (light emitting diodes) has been the talk of the lighting industry. LEDs made their lighting industry debut as color changing light sources used primarily for theatrical lighting effects, but have evolved into a valuable, general illumination light source with tremendous sustainability implications.ᅠ

LED sources meet or exceed the efficiency of fluorescent sources (as measured by lumen output per watt input), and they have not yet reached their maximum efficacy potential. They are also typically rated for 50,000+ hours of lamp life, considerably longer than most interior general illumination light sources. Despite their obvious advantages in many situations, LEDs are not necessarily the clear choice for widespread use, or the hands-down replacement for all light sources.ᅠ
This roundtable discussion will center around the current state of LEDs for general illumination, including opinions on the evolution and future of LEDs. A panel of LED experts will discuss the benefits and challenge of using LEDs, as well as application guidelines for when to use and when to avoid them.

MODERATOR

Brent Protzman, Ph.D., LC, CEM | Architectural Engineering Leader, Lutron Electronics

As the head of the Energy Solutions group, Brent drives energy and application research and analysis with a focus on integration and architectural applications. ᅠHe maintains collaborations with highly respected research institutions and oversees the collection and analysis of energy data, energy-savings estimation procedures, and validation of energy claims. He is the author of published articles on human factors in lighting and lighting energy. Prior to Lutron, he was an assistant professor in the Building Systems Program at the University of Colorado where he conducted lighting research, designed and constructed a daylighting research lab, and taught courses in lighting design, sustainable lighting practice, daylighting, and human factors in lighting. ᅠ


SPEAKERS

Ethan Biery | Design and Development Leader, Lutron Electronics

While his early career was spent developing dimming systems for large-scale commercial projects, Ethan has spent the last four years focusing on LED technology, especially in the area of testing and improving dimming compatibility. In this role, he works with colleagues from all levels in the industry, from chipset vendors to lamp and fixture manufacturers, in order to improve compatibility between dimmers and LED light sources. His expertise has allowed him to contribute to training, technical whitepapers, application notes, and industry standards regarding LED technology, including major contributions to NEMA SSL7A and Zhaga

Susannah Zweighaft, LEEDᆴ AP, IESNA, PLDA, CLEP, LC | Partner, AKF Group & Director,ᅠAKF Lighting Design

Susannah Zweighaft has over 30 years of professional architectural lighting design experience. As a Partner headquartered in the AKF New York City office, ᅠSusannah manages lighting design projects throughout all 10 AKF offices. She has been the Director of AKF Lighting Design for over 10 years and previously ran a Lighting Department for 15 years before joining AKF. Her experience includes corporate, commercial, cultural, educational, public space, residential, healthcare, monument, institutional, and sports facilities. ᅠShe has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatrical Lighting from Carnegie-Mellon University and studied electrical engineering at City College. Susannah is an IALD Associate member, a PLDA member and has been a member of the IES since 1982. She has been published in LDA and her work has been recognized by the IESNA.

CONTINUING EDUCATION



GBCI:ᅠApproved forᅠ1.0 CE Hour

AIA CES: Approved forᅠ1.0 HSW/LU Hour

LOCATION


Cushman & Wakefield
1290 Avenue of the Americas - 7th Floor
New York, NY 10104

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Special thanks to Cushman & Wakefield for hosting this event!


This program was developed by Urban Green Council'sᅠMonthly Programs Committee.
If you would like toᅠvolunteerᅠfor this event, please send us anᅠemail.ᅠ

Energy Savings Potential Across NYCHA's Portfolio

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1
AIA CES:
Approved for 1

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is the largest public housing authority in North America, managing approximately 179,000 units and housing over 403,000 residents across New York City?s five boroughs. ᅠWith a large share of developments comprised of multiple high-rise buildings, NYCHA faces the unique challenge of maintaining both individual building systems and ?campus? energy infrastructure to distribute heat and hot water to thousands of residential units. ᅠ In an effort to better understand consumption, NYCHA has undertaken comprehensive energy benchmarking of its buildings to identify opportunities for operational savings across its portfolio.ᅠ

Building on this effort, NYCHA has recently met with Steven Winter Associates (SWA) to discuss applying its study of trends in energy retrofit performance to NYCHA?s 340 developments. In 2011, the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation and Living Cities (DB/LC) commissioned SWA and HR&A Advisors to amass a database of 231 affordable housing projects ? more than 21,000 units ? that had undergone retrofits in New York City. ᅠThe final report assessed trends in pre- and post-retrofit building performance, and analyzed the reliability of energy savings projections for a range of NYC building types. NYCHA has worked with SWA to relate trends in energy consumption and physical building characteristics drawn from its energy benchmarking data to those seen in the DB/LC study as a means to identify effective conservation measures for high-priority developments.
Rory Christian, Director of NYCHA?s Department of Energy Finance and Sustainability Management, and Marc Zuluaga, Vice President of Steven Winter Associates, will review the DB/LC study?s predictive and empirical models for identifying energy savings for different NYC building types, and discuss key risk factors and best practices for applying the study to NYCHA?s portfolio. ᅠThis assessment shows that NYCHA can achieve significant operational savings in its developments through energy retrofits, which could be directed towards supporting other capital improvements and resiliency measures elsewhere in NYCHA?s portfolio.

SPEAKER

Rory Christian | Director of Energy Finance and Sustainability Management, NYCHA
With over ten years of experience in the energy industry, Rory Christian has worked for utilities and energy service companies in a wide variety of roles. ᅠHis background includes experience with gas and electric transmission and distribution systems, electric scheduling, power purchase agreements, energy performance contracts, reverse energy auctions and a wide variety of other energy related projects. ᅠRory joined NYCHA as Director of Energy Finance and Sustainability Management in 2010 after helping to developing the Public Sector Business Development unit at Constellation NewEnergy. ᅠHe is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM). ᅠHe is also a member of United States Association of Energy Economists (USAEE).
 
Marc Zuluaga | Vice President, Steven Winter Associates
With over twelve years at Steven Winter Associates, Marc has spent the last six as a VP and Director of SWA?s Multifamily Energy Services. He has directed energy audits on over 20 million square feet of existing buildings and leads a team dedicated to evaluating and implementing a wide range of building upgrades and retrofits. Marc has also led many successful research initiatives and provided technical input to inform various policy initiatives. In 2010, he served on the NYC Green Codes Task Force, convened by Urban Green Council at the request of the Mayor?s Office and City Council to recommend changes enhancing the sustainability of the codes, laws and regulations affecting buildings in New York.

CONTINUING EDUCATION


 

GBCI:ᅠApproved forᅠ1.0 CE Hour

AIA: Approved forᅠ1.0 HSW/LU Hour

LOCATION

Cushman & Wakefield
1290 Avenue of the Americas - 7th Floor
New York, NY 10104

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Special thanks to Cushman & Wakefield for hosting this event!

This program was developed by Urban Green Council'sᅠMonthly Programs Committee.
If you would like toᅠvolunteerᅠfor this event, please send us anᅠemail.

Feasibility Report: NYC + Geothermal Heat Pumps

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1
AIA CES:
Approved for 1


The use of geothermal technology for space conditioning in New York City has grown in recent years, and as the first city agency to utilize these systems, the NYC Department of Design and Construction has first hand experience with both the benefits and challenges. ᅠ
This presentation will discuss how geothermal systems work, the three basic types, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. ᅠAn overview of the City?s complex geology will highlight how subsurface conditions affect system selection and design. ᅠConsiderations from building loads to construction activities will also be discussed along with O&M requirements that lead to a successful installation.ᅠ
DDC case studies will illustrate how they were employed in various buildings and sites. ᅠSome of the challenges encountered and the available options in resolving them will also be discussed.ᅠDDC?s new manual provides a how-to-guide for assessing the City?s geology and how GHP systems can be integrated into sustainable building projects. ᅠA limited number of manuals will be available afterwards.


SPEAKERS

Brett Miller, PE CEM | NYC Department of Design and Construction, Architecture & Engineering Constructability Unit

Brett is Mechanical Engineer with the New York City Department of Design & Construction, Architecture & Engineering Constructability Unit. ᅠHe is a NYS licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Energy Manager and Certified Plant Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of building HVAC systems. In his position at DDC, Brett is responsible for the programming, development and oversight of the City?s major capital construction projects.ᅠ
Alex Posner, PG | NYC Department of Design and Construction, Office of Sustainable Design

Alex is a licensed Professional Geologist with over 33 years of experience in the field of hydrogeology. ᅠOver the course of his career, his main focus has been on ground water resource applications in the northeast. In his current position, his primary role is evaluating the application of geothermal systems on DDC building projects and troubleshooting systems, when problems arise. He is credited with co-authoring several U.S. Geological Survey research publications on the aquifer systems in New York City and Virginia. In 2002, he helped manage the publication of the first DDC Geothermal Heat Pump Manual and recently completed the newly revised edition. ᅠ

CONTINUING EDUCATION



GBCI:ᅠApproved forᅠ1.0 CE Hour

AIA CES: Approved forᅠ1.0 HSW/LU Hour

LOCATION


Cushman & Wakefield
1290 Avenue of the Americas - 7th Floor
New York, NY 10104

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Special thanks to Cushman & Wakefield for hosting this event!


This program was developed by Urban Green Council'sᅠMonthly Programs Committee.
If you would like to volunteer for this event, please send us an email.

Power Struggle: A Case for Co-Generation in the Face of Climate Change

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1
AIA CES:
Approved for 1


Power Struggle: A Case for Co-Generation in the Face of Climate Change
Co-generation has been a viable option for power production for decades. In Europe, co-generation plants can be found in large and small office buildings, on university and hospital campuses, in manufacturing plants large and small, and even in residential complexes. In the U.S., co-generation, or combined heat and power (CHP), is less prevalent, but slowly gaining ground as building owners seek more efficient and lower greenhouse-gas-emitting alternatives to traditional grid-supplied power. And in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the technology is getting increased attention since it offers the potential for a reliable electricity supply.


Andreas Hausler (Cannon Design) will moderate the discussion between experts John Bradley (NYU), Scott Frank (Jaros Baum & Bolles), and James Pfeiffer (EnGeneration), who will offer an introduction to the principles of co-generation and how it functions parallel to an existing power grid. The discussion will continue with an overview of considerations regarding efficiency, design and applicability to certain building types and users. Examples of co-generation in New York City, including New York University and One Bryant Park, will be discussed as speakers elaborate on the barriers to the implementation of these systems.

MODERATOR


Andreas Hausler |ᅠVice President and Sustainable Design Leader, Cannon Design
Andreas has 29 years of experience as Designer, Detailer, Job Captain, Project Manager, Project Architect and Technical Design & Quality Director. He is currently a Vice President and Sustainable Design Leader in Cannon Design?s New York City Office which he joined after a 17-year career with Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF). He is an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects, a LEED Accredited Professional for Building Design and Construction. He is also a member of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and its BETEC division.

SPEAKERS

John Bradley | Associate Vice President for Sustainability, Energy and Technical Services, New York UniversityIn his current role at New York University, John?s responsibilities include demand side management, energy procurement and the operation of the campus cogeneration facility. Prior to joining NYU, John held various leadership positions with the U.S. Navy, Union Carbide, PSEG Nuclear and PSEG Energy Technologies. John is a Certified Energy Manager, Certified Building Commissioning Professional and a Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional. ᅠJohn has presented at the International District Energy Association conference and has lectured in the NYU Global Affairs and Environmental Sciences Programs

Scott Frank
| Partner, Jaros Baum & BollesAs a partner at Jaros Baum & Bolles, Scott has functioned as principal mechanical engineer for numerous new construction and retrofit project located both within the United States and abroad. He currently directs the sustainable design practice at JB&B and has been involved with several significant green building projects, including the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, 30 Hudson Street, 7 World Trade Center and World Trade Center Towers 1 through 4. He is also a founding and current member of Urban Green Council?s Board of Directors.ᅠ


James Pfeiffer
| Principal, EnGeneration, LLCJames has been working with combined heat and power (CHP) systems since 1999 when he became the Eastern Regional Manager for Capstone Turbine Corporation. ᅠHe later joined United Technologies to direct their efforts in the Northeast for CHP activity. James left UTC in 2005 to work with reciprocating engine based CHP systems and is currently Principal of EnGeneration, LLC. He is a Certified Energy Manager and President of the NJ chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers and a member of the NYC chapter of AEE. ᅠHe is also a member of Urban Green Council?s Building Resiliency Task Force.

CONTINUING EDUCATION



GBCI: Approved for 1.0 CE Hour

AIA CES: Approved for 1.0 HSW/LU Hour

LOCATION

Cushman & Wakefield
1290 Avenue of the Americas - 7th Floor
New York, NY 10104

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Special thanks to Cushman & Wakefield for hosting this event!


This program was developed by Urban Green Council'sᅠMonthly Programs Committee.
If you would like to volunteer for this event, please send us an email.

CUNY's Solar Map: Fuel for a Sunny City

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 1
AIA CES:
Approved for 1



Last summer the NYC Solar America City Partnership, comprised of The City University of New York, the Mayor?s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability and the NYC Economic Development Corporation, tackled the age-old question of how to harness the power of the sun by launching the world?s largest LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging)-based solar map.ᅠ

TheNYC Solar Mapis an interactive online tool that allows users to estimate the solar energy potential for every building in New York City?s five boroughs by inputting the building address. The map is hosted by CUNY and highlights existing solar installations, displays real-time solar energy production, and shows the costs, incentives, and payback period for investing in solar.ᅠ By analyzing the solar potential of every building in the five boroughs, experts have calculated that the total useable roof area for solar PV installations is approximately 615 million square feet.ᅠ This area could yield a solar potential of 5,800 MW at peak output or over 40 percent of the City?s electrical demand at peak times.

During the program, speakers will discuss the early stages of the Solar Map and how it has developed since its launch last summer.ᅠ Through case studies, they will guide the audience through the successes and failures of previous PV installations and review the cost, incentives and payback of installing solar.


SPEAKERS

Alison Kling, NYC Solar Coordinator, CUNY

Alison Kling has served as the New York City Solar Coordinator at CUNY since 2009. She leads the day-to-day implementation of the NYC Solar America City Partnership initiatives, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and NYSERDA. Before joining CUNY, she was an Assistant VP in the Energy Policy Department at the NYC Economic Development Corporation. She holds a Masters in Urban Planning from NYU and a BA from Middlebury College.

Anthony Pereira, President & CEO, altPOWER, Inc.

Anthony Pereira has more than a decade of experience in leadership, building renewable energy projects throughout the New York Metropolitan area with some of the leading architectural, engineering and construction management firms in the world.ᅠ In 1998, Anthony founded altPOWER, Inc., a renewable energy design and construction firm based in Manhattan with a primary focus on solar electric systems.ᅠ Within the past 10 years he has built altPOWER into one of the most successful and well respected renewable energy businesses in the Northeast.


CONTINUING EDUCATION



GBCI CE Hours(LEED CMP Credits) - Approved forᅠ1.0 CE hour
AIA/CES Creditsᅠ- Approved forᅠ1.0 HSW/SD/LU hour


LOCATION
Thornton Tomasetti
51 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10010
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Special thanks to Thornton Tomasetti for hosting this event.



If you're interested in volunteering for this event, please send us an email at volunteers@urbangreencouncil.org.

This is one of several monthly programs developed by our volunteer Monthly Programs Committee.

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