Thursday January 27th, 2022
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Video of Beyond Zero Series: Carbon Neutral Adaptive Reuse on January 27, 2022.

Building Energy Exchange and NYSERDA are pleased to host this Beyond Zero Series event celebrating carbon neutral, adaptive reuse projects across New York State.

Adapting existing buildings to carbon neutrality provides an opportunity to maintain the character of our communities by preserving history and providing unique venues for a host of activities. Join NYSERDA and the Building Energy Exchange for this discussion of adaptive reuse projects in New York State that reclaim older buildings, achieve carbon neutral performance, serve the community, and create new economic opportunities. Expert panelists will discuss design and development strategies that achieve decarbonization and energy performance goals and highlight additional community benefits.

Featured projects include:

Basilica Hudson NetZero Campus, a renovated event facility whose efficiency and clean energy retrofits keep the property in-use year-round, located in Hudson, NY, a Downtown Revitalization district in the Mid-Hudson Region.

Red Barn Hudson Carbon Neutral Project, a historic post + beam Red Barn building that will be an anchor of waterfront revitalization located in Hudson’s previously awarded Downtown Revitalization Initiative Bridge District.

The Plant Powerhouse Carbon Neutral Project, the former Glenwood Power Plant re-envisioned as a center for leadership, activism, and education on climate change. Entirely carbon neutral, this historic preservation project is located in the city of Yonkers, NY.

Opening Remarks
Sarah Crowell
, Director, Office of Planning, Development & Community Infrastructure, New York State Department of State

Deane Evans, FAIA, Director, Center for Building Knowledge, New Jersey Institute of Technology

David Szlasa, Principal,; Basilica Green Designer and Project Manager
Ted Kane, Principal & Design Director, Kane AUD
Ray Ocasio, Head of Development, The Plant

The Beyond Zero series celebrates low carbon projects across the State of New York that improve the health, affordability, and resiliency of communities. A multi-year effort across 2021-2022, the Beyond Zero educational series highlights successes, strategies, incentives, and goals for accelerating building decarbonization and optimizing carbon neutral design and construction.

Feature image credit: Allison Young


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