Earlier this year, the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) revealed their $30 million Buildings of Excellence competition, recognizing low- and zero-carbon emitting buildings. NYSERDA President and CEO, Alicia Barton, announced the competition during the Buildings of Excellence Launch here at BE-Ex.
The Buildings of Excellence competition is an innovative effort to advance climate action goals across New York State by incentivizing the design, construction, and operation of buildings that improve quality of life with little or no carbon impact. In partnership with NYSERDA, Building Energy Exchange is hosting a series of gallery talks dedicated to a range of design strategies, building systems, and case studies that provide potential pathways to net-zero building performance.
As the need for high performance buildings grows, the primary role of glazing systems in achieving comfortable, highly efficient buildings is more broadly understood across the industry. Glazing systems have direct impacts not just on heat loss or gain, but on immediate interior comfort and interior air quality. For our first gallery talk, join NYSERDA and BE-Ex on an exploration of high-performance glazing systems and what the near future holds for these critically important components of the building envelope. Including manufacturers and design consultants, the panel will discuss the increased attention paid to envelope performance in the age of a climate crisis, how designers and manufacturers have responded to date, and what changes the industry might expect in the near future to meet our climate action goals.
Spencer Culhane, Senior Building Envelope Specialist, Schuco
Jean Francois Robert, President, Blackcomb Facade Technology
John Pachuta, Senior Principal, Heintges
Moderator: Dylan Martello, Senior Building Systems Consultant, Steven Winter Associates