Mayor Bloomberg's Environmental Legacy
From the development and implementation of PlaNYC to the City’s response to Sandy, environmental policy has occupied a central role in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s agenda over the last 12 years. A panel of senior officials from within and outside the Bloomberg administration will discuss the era's major developments and changes.
Sponsor: NYC Bar Association Committee on Environmental Law; International Environmental Law Committee; Land Use, Planning & Zoning Committee,
Moderator: Jeffrey Gracer Chair, Environmental Law Committee, New York City Bar Association
Speakers: Eddie Bautista, Executive Director, New York City Environmental Justice Alliance; Cas Holloway, Deputy Mayor for Operations, New York City; Laurie Kerr, Director, City Energy Project, Natural Resources Defense Council; Michael Northrup, Program Director, Sustainable Development, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Wednesday, December 18, 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: NYC Bar Association 42 West 44 Street
RSVP: This event is open to the public and free of charge, but registration is necessary
Midcentury (un)Modern:An Environmental Analysis of the 1958-1973, Manhattan Office Building
Sponsor: New York Association for Energy Economics
Millions of square feet of commercial office buildings were built in Manhattan from the 1950s - 1970s with single-glazed curtain wall exteriors. Many still have their original, poorly performing and highly inefficient mechanical systems, little insulation, and low ceilings and tight column spacing that obstruct daylight and views. Most do not meet current wind load requirements.
This segment of the city's building stock needs to be overhauled. What to preserve and what to replace is a core consideration when thinking about how to handle growing urban populations.
The speaker will compare the relative opportunities of retrofit vs. high-performance replacement strategies, exploring three main conclusions of an in-depth analysis
Speaker: William D. Browning, Terrapin Bright Green LLC
Date: Thursday, December 19, noon - 2 pm
Location: Tonic (Upstairs), 727 7th Avenue @ 49th Street
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