Tuesday September 14th, 2021
8:30 am to 10:00 am

Video of "Contracts, Climate, & Compliance" event on September 14, 2021.

Join Building Energy Exchange, AIA New York, and ASHRAE New York for a BE-Ex Architect Advisory Council (AAC) workshop focusing on the legal risk and responsibility of high performance design and construction, and how to improve compliance with NYC climate legislation.

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 the Architect Advisory Council – 27 leading architects, engineers, and organizational representatives – to determine key areas of climate action for the profession, design & construction.

This workshop follows actionable steps outlined in the Building Energy Exchange Architect Advisory Council vision document, Who Cares About Energy Codes? The Architect’s Guide to New York City’s Aggressive Carbon Reduction Code.

Opening Remarks
Bruce Fowle, Founding Principal Emeritus, FX Collaborative

Richard Yancey, FAIA, LEED AP; Executive Director, Building Energy Exchange
Michael K. De Chiara, Esq.; Senior Partner, Zetlin & De Chiara LLP
Rocco Giannetti, FAIA, LEED AP ID+C; Principal/Managing Director, Gensler
Tomi Vest, General Counsel, NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate Resiliency
Josephine Zurica, P.E., LEED AP, CPHC; Principal, Dagher Engineering
Michael Izzo; Vice President, Construction, Hines

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 or other proof of vaccination). Virtual attendance to this event is also available – you may choose to join and participate via Zoom webinar.



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  • Passive House / High Performance
  • Webcast

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