March 19, 2012
GreenHomeNYC and the Urban Assembly for Green Careers Want to Cut Your Building’s Energy and Water Bills by up to 40%.
If you are a building owner, manager, coop/condo member, super, bookkeeper/comptroller, or just want to learn how multifamily buildings use and waste energy and water, you need to take the Energy Efficient Building Operator class held every Thursday night from 6-8pm for ten weeks starting April 26th.
Multifamily buildings in NYC use 3-6 times more energy and water per square foot than our single family counterparts, and very simple steps can help you reduce those costs. This class is not designed to sell you products, but rather, to walk you through a sensible series of steps and make a plan to reduce your costs.
This class is designed for the introductory to mid-level building manager, super, cooperator, or generally interested resident. In cooperation with the Urban Academy (UA) for Green Careers, GreenHomeNYC has gathered the best building specialists in the City, who will teach the class to the UA high school students from 5-6pm, then teach the class again from 6-8pm in a more advanced form. Need a refresher? Come early! Already know your stuff? Come at 6!
Classes will start promptly, so please be on time. Registrants will be given directions to the class, which will be in the UWS in the mid-80’s. Not only is it convenient to many trains, but for $50/class or $450 for all 10 (and you architects get 1.5 AIA continuing education credits per class if you come along) it’s the best bargain in NYC.
Below are the proposed class schedules and subject matter:
Energy Efficient Building Operator Classes:
Building Science Fundamentals: Heat loss, stack effect, general building inefficiency
Energy and water usage: monitoring and benchmarking
Building Envelope – Windows, Doors, Roofs, Porches, and Everything else
Central Heating Systems
Domestic Hot Water Systems
Energy Efficiency Strategic Planning
Lighting, Appliance, and Electricity usage/efficiency
Health and Safety
Comfort and other Occupant Education Issues