Thursday July 9th, 2020
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Full video for "Climate Mobilization Act: Unlocking Tenant Efficiency" on July 9, 2020

While the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, in-person programs at the Building Energy Exchange are postponed.  Please join us for this live online program. Streaming details will be sent via Zoom to registered participants prior to the event.

Join the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Building Energy Exchange for the latest installment in our Climate Mobilization Act Series: Unlocking Tenant Efficiency.

As office buildings across New York City grapple with the implications of Local Law 97 improving the energy efficiency of major office tenants has become a critical issue.  Tenants often account for 40-60% of direct energy use in commercial buildings and anecdotal data gathered during the COVID-19 pandemic suggests that the near complete absence of occupants during this period has had a surprisingly small impact on total building energy use.  From lighting to smart plug load management to high efficiency heating and cooling systems and smart IT infrastructure­–there are myriad ways in which tenants can dramatically improve their energy use.  Our esteemed panelists will outline these solutions and discuss how owners and tenants can more effectively work together to implement them.

Richard C. Yancey, Executive Director, Building Energy Exchange

Opening Remarks
Donna DeCostanzo, Director, Northeast Energy and Sustainable Communities, Natural Resources Defense Council

Sofia Melo, Associate Director of Energy Practice, CodeGreen Solutions

Karen Oh, Director of Energy Solutions, Vornado
Narada Golden, Vice President, Built Ecology, WSP
Dana Schneider, SVP, Director of Energy and Sustainability, Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.


  • Commercial
  • Climate Mobilization Act
  • Webcast

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