Thursday July 22nd, 2021
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join AIA New York and the Building Energy Exchange for the launch of the BE-Ex Architect Advisory Council (AAC) 2020 vision document, Who Cares About Energy Codes? The Architect’s Guide to New York City’s Aggressive Carbon Reduction Code, where industry leaders will discuss how the building design & construction industry must adapt to meaningfully address the climate crisis.

New York’s forthcoming predicted energy use code (Local Law 32 of 2018), as well as the groundbreaking building carbon emission limits, of 2019’s Local Law 97, will require fundamental changes to the practice of architecture, and how we design, operate, and construct our buildings. The Building Energy Exchange convened leading architects, engineers, and organizational representatives to determine key areas of climate action for the profession, design & construction process, and practice of architecture.

Join us for a presentation of BE-Ex’s Architect Advisory Council’s recommendations on how the profession can meet the challenge of these new laws and deliver on the promise of high performing buildings—leading the path forward to a cleaner and healthier city. A networking reception will follow the panel discussion, with light refreshments.

This is a hybrid in-person/online event. Space is limited and pre-registration is required to attend in person. If joining in person, you will be asked upon entry to show your in-person ticket and proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination (via Excelsior Pass or other proof of vaccination) or negative COVID-19 test result from at most four days prior to the event. Virtual attendance to this event is also available – you may choose to join and participate via Zoom webinar.

Opening Remarks
Ben Furnas, Director, Mayor’s Office of Climate & Sustainability
Robert Ivy, FAIA, EVP/Chief Executive Officer, The American Institute of Architects

Rebecca Esau, AIA, LEED GA; former Manager, Projects, Building Energy Exchange

Gina Bocra, AIA, LEED Fellow, Chief Sustainability Officer, NYC Department of Buildings
Fiona Cousins, PE, CEng, LEED Fellow, Principal, Arup
Bruce Fowle, FAIA, LEED AP, Founding Principal Emeritus, FXCollaborative
John Lee, RA, Principal, Distant Lands
Richard Yancey, FAIA, LEED AP, Executive Director, Building Energy Exchange



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