Thursday June 18th, 2015
9:00 am to 10:30 am
Please note that this is a past event.
Energy Exchange, Bright Power Inc., and Sustainable Energy Partnerships are
proud to announce the launch of Retrofitting
Affordability – a report that uses newly available energy data in the New York
City multifamily building sector to classify which buildings and energy
efficiency retrofit measures have the greatest potential for carbon reduction,
and how these benefits relate to affordability and the City’s climate action
plan. This report finds that if all recommended energy conservation measures from the Local Law 87 audits were implemented across all large multifamily properties in the city, this has the potential to save 18.3 TBTU or 10% of the source energy from NYC’s large multifamily sector and reduce GHG emissions by 11%, while generating an annual savings of over $350 million. These opportunities are spread throughout New York City,
ensuring that all inhabitants can benefit from these improvements.
the morning of June 18th to discuss the report’s key findings, including an
examination of the first year of Local Law 87 Energy Audit data, the energy
savings opportunities of the most frequently recommended energy conservation
measures, and how these savings link to affordable housing. The report also
outlines challenges and a path forward to help meet the City’s ambitious carbon
reduction goals. A moderated discussion
with the authors and key players in the city’s climate action plan will follow
Raya Salter, Senior Attorney – Energy and Equality, Natural Resources Defense Council
Aurelio Mark de Yoanna, Manager of Customer Strategy & Environmental, National Grid
Adam Hinge, Managing Director, Sustainable Energy Partnerships
John Lee, Deputy Director for Green Building and Energy Efficiency, NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
Jeff Perlman, CEO, Bright Power
Richard Yancey, Executive Director, Building Energy Exchange
8:30 Registration & Coffee
9:00 Welcoming Remarks
9:05 Report Overview
9:30 Moderated Discussion
10:10 Audience Discussion
ABOUT THE REPORT
Retrofitting Affordability is a report by the Building
Energy Exchange, Bright Power, Inc., and Sustainable Energy Partnerships.
Analyzing New York City’s recent Benchmarking Law (Local Law 84) and Energy
Audits & Retro-commissioning Law (Local Law 87) data, as well as related
reports, this study identifies similar building segments that share energy
conservation measures, and thus have similar energy savings and carbon
reduction opportunities. The report also explores the relationship between
these energy savings opportunities and affordable housing. Retrofitting Affordability supports the Mayor’s Retrofit
Accelerator initiative, in addition to the comprehensive nationwide “Energy
Efficiency for All” project overseen by the Natural Resources Defense Council,
National Housing Trust, the Energy Foundation, and Elevate Energy. This report
was made possible by the generous support of National Grid and the Natural
Resources Defense Council.
This program is available for 1.5 AIA CEUs.
Building Energy Exchange is a private, 501c3 non-profit. Your contribution supports the development of our programs, exhibits, and other energy efficiency resources.