Wednesday December 15th, 2021
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Video from "Beyond Zero Series: Practicing the 2030 Challenge," on December 15th, 2021.

Building Energy Exchange and NYSERDA are hosting a Beyond Zero Series event highlighting firms with embedded values of reducing carbon and designing affordable buildings.

A growing number of architecture firms are incorporating climate goals into their practice, committing to tracking and reducing carbon in design and construction as part of the AIA 2030 Challenge and in line with NYC’s emissions targets. In this Beyond Zero series program, expert panelists will outline affordable housing and other projects that embody these values and discuss their lessons learned and adaptations in everyday practice as they’ve adopted a comprehensive, equitable approach to carbon reduction.

Opening Remarks
John Williams,
Vice President, Policy & Regulatory Affairs, NYSERDA

Andrea Love, AIA, LEED Fellow; Principal, Director of Building Science, Payette

Sara Bayer, AIA CPHC, LEED AP; Associate Principal, Director of Sustainability, Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP)
Rachel Simpson, Senior Associate, Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP)
Daniel Piselli, AIA, LEED, CPHD; Senior Associate, Director of Sustainability, FXCollaborative
Jais Kwon, Sustainable Design Specialist, Associate, FXCollaborative

This is a hybrid in-person/online event. Space is limited. Masks and full COVID-19 vaccination are required for in person attendance. If joining in-person, you will be asked upon entry to show your in-person ticket and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (via Excelsior Pass, NYC COVID SAFE app, or photo of vaccination card). Virtual attendance to this event is also available – you may choose to join and participate via Zoom webinar.

The Beyond Zero series will celebrate 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 will highlight successes, strategies, incentives, and goals for accelerating building decarbonization and optimizing carbon neutral design and construction.



Feature image credit: Architect – Magnusson Architecture & Planning PC, Render – Nightnurse Images Inc.


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