The Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) connects New York City’s real estate and design communities to energy and lighting efficiency solutions through education, exhibitions, technology demonstrations, and research. We identify opportunities, navigate barriers to adoption, broker relationships, and showcase best practices at our resource center in the Surrogate’s Courthouse.

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Signing Ceremony: UNECE International Centers of Excellence

On July 10, Building Energy Exchange became a founding International Centre of Excellence on High Performance Buildings as a part of UNECE’s effort for implementing UN Sustainable Development Goals. This will be the first in a critical network of knowledge sharing and scaling up high performance building best practices.

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Passive House Primer

Schedule a free presentation on Passive House

Interested in learning more about Passive House but pressed for time? Join BE-Ex for the Passive House Primer – an engaging, one-hour seminar on Passive House fundamentals and their application in the NYC market. Available as a free session delivered at your office.

Please contact Ashley Verhines at to schedule a Passive House Primer for your office.

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Current Exhibit: Celebrate NYC

BE-Ex presents Celebrate NYC, an exhibit celebrating the leadership of the New York City real estate community in advancing building energy efficiency and effective climate action. Celebrate NYC showcases 60 energy efficiency retrofit projects. These projects represent all kinds of buildings across New York City’s boroughs, and feature a wide variety of energy upgrades.


Case Study: Fashion Institute of Technology

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a leading art and design school in New York City, has made impressive strides to reduce its energy and carbon footprints. By implementing an energy efficiency master plan and integrating it into the college’s capital planning process, FIT has reduced energy use by 50% and carbon emissions by 55% over the last twelve years, yielding more than $3.1 million in annual savings.



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