Upcoming Workshop on NYC’s New Building Laws

January 26, 2011 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

New York City buildings will soon face new regulations. As part of the Mayor’s PlaNYC 2030 emissions reduction program, buildings over 50,000 square feet will soon need to conduct annual benchmarks of their current energy use – this means they will have their energy efficiency measured and compared to other, similar buildings in New York City. Later, they will need to get audits and upgrades. Read more about the  laws and the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan here.

The new rules are an opportunity for affordable housing owners to make an honest assessment of their buildings’ performance relative to each other and to the city’s other buildings. When you know which of your buildings are the least efficient, you can direct your investments where they will create the most savings.

But there is much to learn about the laws – who do they cover? What do they require? What is the timeline for action? These questions and more will be addressed in a workshop hosted by the Supportive Housing Network and its partners on February 2. The workshop, part of the Managing Lean and Green series for owners and managers of affordable multi-family housing, will bring buildings experts together to discuss:

    •   The NYC Greener Greater Buildings Laws; context and goals
    •   Building Performance: Benchmarking and evaluation programs
    •   Impact and intent of the laws on building efficiency, health and safety
    •   Available funding to help offset the costs of compliance

Speakers will include:

    • Deborah F. Taylor, AIA, LEED AP, Chief Sustainability Office, New York City Department of Buildings
    •   Erica Brabon, Project Manager, Steven Winter Associates
    •   Valerie Corbett, President of Intelligreen Partners, LLC, on behalf of the Urban Green Council

We think this workshop will be useful not only for those who own or manage buildings that will be affected by the laws, but also for those with smaller buildings. The discussion will explore why every building would benefit from being benchmarked, and how owners can find funding to achieve this goal.

Learn more and register for the workshop here!

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