Shelter From The Storm
If a power outage occurs during a winter cold spell, buildings with poor envelopes will face freezing temperatures indoors within days. And without power for air conditioning in summer, some homes and apartments will become dangerously hot. Is NYC ready for the next blackout? Discover the findings of Urban Green Council’s study Baby It’s Cold Inside comparing the resiliency of typical construction to high-performance buildings. Join the discussion with NYC officials, builders, and property managers about how to improve buildings to prepare for the future.
Sponsor: Urban Green Council
Date: Tuesday, March 11, 6:00 - 6:30pm Registration & Reception, 6:30 - 8:00pm Panel Discussion
Location: Trespa Design Centre, 62 Greene Street
Speakers: Heather Damiano, Hazard Mitigation Program Manager - NYC Office of Emergency Management; Paul Freitag, Managing Director - Rose Development; & Nico Kienzl, Director - Atelier Ten; More coming soon!
Moderator: Bomee Jung, Deputy Director - Enterprise Community Partners
RSVP: Urban Green Council
NYC Lighting Regulations, Retrofits And Controls
The world of lighting design is changing rapidly. Alongside continual technological advancements, the codes and laws that govern the design and construction of lighting systems are being progressively improved. New laws, stricter codes, and new DoB filing requirements now effect most all NYC spaces.
Green Light New York has developed a three-part series of presentations on how to meet and exceed these new lighting requirements covering 1) the laws and regulations; 2) strategies for applying the new requirements to lighting retrofit projects; and 3) demystifying lighting controls.
Each course provides 1.5 AIA HSW/SD learning units.
Sponsor: Green Light NY
Dates: Tuesday March 11. Wednesday March 12 & Thursday, March 13, 8:30 - 10:00 am
Location: 31 Chambers Street, Room 608
RSVP: Green Light NY. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
Local Law 87 Update and Demand Management
Local Law 87 building audit and retro-commissioning implementation entails significant new regulations. Learn about implementation and enforcement of Local Law 87 including the processing and reviewing of submissions of Energy Efficiency Reports, Extension and Deferral requests, fees and failure to comply fines.
In November 2012 the NYS Public Service Commission instituted a proceeding to evaluate contingency plans for the potential closure of the Indian Point Energy Center later this decade. It evaluated transmission, generation, and demand reduction strategies to deal with the loss of nearly 1,500 MW of power generation in the downstate power supply market. In November, 2013 the Commission ruled to proceed with cost effective demand reduction strategies. Experts explain how to identify opportunities to participate in the new Demand Management program
Sponsor: Association of Energy Engineers, NY Chapter
Speakers: Holly Savoia, Director of Sustainability Enforcement NYC Department of Buildings; Jin Jin Huang - Con Edison; Vanessa Ulmer - NYSERDA
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 5:30 - 8pm (sandwiches & networking at 5:30 - 6)
NEW LOCATION: CUNY School of Professional Studies, 119 W. 31st Street, 4th floor
RSVP: On site $10 for chapter members/students; $20 general public. Professional Development Certification at the meeting
Community Garden Casita Project
Here's an upcoming event for a great cause. Be there the unveiling of the Community Garden Casita Project design. Learn about and celebrate this sustainable project that will greatly improve resiliency in community gardens throughout the City. The first installation is currently underway in the Bronx at the Willis Avenue Community Garden, and we plan to work with the New York Restoration Project to expand the program to over 50 Community Gardens in NYC!
The non-profit Urban Air Foundation is proud to be working with its volunteer partners at TEN Arquitectos, Enrique Norten and Andrea Steele to develop an innovate kit-of-parts for casitas (small, open-aired structures) and the New York Restoration Project in NY’s community gardens. The kit-of-parts design will help transform community gardens by incorporating sustainable technologies such as solar powered cell phone charging stations and providing community gathering points during extreme weather events such as Hurricane Sandy. We invite you to join us at our fundraiser to celebrate our accomplishments. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Urban Air Foundation and the Casita Project.
Sponsor: The Urban Air Foundation
Date: Wednesday, March 19, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Location: Soho House, 29-35 9th Avenue, Manhattan
RSVP: Tickets are $175 each or two for $300 on the website, and there are several sponsorships available, from $1,000 to $3,500. To learn more and purchase ticket, click Urban Air Foundation or call Harry Etra at 646-380-7649.
Rebuilding Our Waterfront: From the Water In, From the Grassroots
The 2014 Waterfront Conference will focus on grassroots, community-based waterfront plans developed before and in response to Superstorm Sandy. The conference will also\0xA0take an early look at the de Blasio administration's approach to waterfront policy.
Sponsor: The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
Date: Thursday, April 24, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Hornblower Infinity, Pier 40 in Hudson River Park
Confirmed Speakers: Joel Bergstein, President, Lincoln Equities;John R. Boule P.E., Vice President Senior Manager for Priority Project Delivery Northeast Region, Parsons Brinckerhoff; Joan Bryon, Director of Policy, Pratt Center for Community Development; Jeanne Dupont, Executive Director, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance; Joseph Della Fave, Executive Director, Ironbound Community Corporation; Helena Durst, President, The New York Water Taxi; Katie Ellman, President, Green Shores NYC; Sharon Henry, Principal, Ralph R. McKee Career and Technical Education High School; Ron Hine, Executive Director, Fund for a Better Waterfront; Andrew Kimball, Director, Industry City, Jamestown Properties; Venetia Lannon, Regional Director, NYSDEC, Region 2; Holly Leicht, Regional Administrator - Region II, US HUD; Angela Licata, Deputy Commissioner, NYC DEP; David Lombino, Director of Special Projects, Two Trees Management Co.; John Malizia, Vice President, Fishermen's Conservation Association; Michael Marella, Director of Waterfront and Open Space, NYC DCP Planning; Regina Myer, President, Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation; Colonel Paul Owen, Commander New York District, US ACOE; Kathy Robb, Partner, Hunton & Williams; Ydanis Rodriguez, Transportation Committee Chair, NYC Council; Jamie Rubin, Director, New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program, State of NY; Michele Siekerka, Assistant Commissioner of Water Resource Management,NJ DEP; David Sunding, Thomas J. Graff Chair in the College of Natural Resources, University of California-Berkeley; Chris Ward, Executive V.P., Dragados; Chauncy Young, Coordinator, Harlem River Working Group; Daniel Zarrelli, Director of Resiliency, NYC Office of the Mayor.