An Invitation to BuildingEnergy NYC from NESEA & GreenHomeNYC Board Member, and Community Preservation Corporation’s VP of Energy Initiatives Andy Padian

December 1, 2012

By now you’ve probably heard – NESEA and its NYC Chapter, GreenHomeNYC, have assembled a slate of local experts and owners to help those involved with multifamily buildings in New York City get a leg up the new requirements and learn the best, most profitable path forward for their buildings. We’re calling this project “BuildingEnergy NYC”, and it’s this Saturday December 1st at Hunter College in Manhattan from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.NYC has enacted one of the boldest initiatives for sustainability in large buildings in the country. Known as the Greener Greater Buildings Plan, it focuses on buildings over 50,000 square feet. In New York City, many more multifamily buildings than office buildings fall into this category, so the new laws become particularly important to these multifamily owners. We wanted to bring BuildingEnergy to New York City to fill a very critical information gap around this process.This one-day conference combines an understanding of the benchmarking and energy auditing requirements set by the City, with the best technical information and first-hand experience on exactly how to save money in multifamily buildings through reduced energy and water usage. Considering our recent brush with Hurricane Sandy, running your building efficiently, safely, and emphasizing resilience is more urgent than ever. In short, we’ve got the information you need, and  people you really need to hear it from.  Our Gold Sponsor for this conference, Con Edison, has been supporting energy efficiency through its programs called “The Power of Green” which have assisted many NYC multifamily buildings.  Like many of us in NYC, they have been focused on recovery from Sandy while also doing their regular full time jobs. But just absorbing this information isn’t enough. In the spirit of multidisciplinary learning, BuildingEnergy NYC will be the first conference to bring owners and managers in the room together to learn exactly how to proceed. Owners and building managers need to hear from each other about financing and real costs, and they need to share tricks they have learned that have helped them save money after finally getting an energy audit. We have invited the building experts who helped develop the framework for the new laws, LL87 and 84, to explain and demystify the process. Many other organizations are collaborating with NESEA and GreenHomeNYC to get their members to this unique event. These include the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, The Community Preservation Corporation, Enterprise Community Partners, The Supportive Housing Network of NY, the NYS Association for Affordable Housing, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Con Edison, and NYSERDA. The conference will be held at Hunter College on 68th Street and Lexington Avenue, from 8:30am-4:00pm. Continental breakfast and a bag lunch are included. A reception following the event provides the opportunity to meet and network with the speakers and the other attendees.ordable Housing, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Con Edison, and NYSERDA. Will I see you there?  Register for the conference here: JOIN ME AT BE NYC