Thursday November 12th, 2020
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Full video for "Hi Rise | Low Carbon Report Launch" on November 12, 2020

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Join Building Energy Exchange and NYSERDA for the launch of High Rise | Low Carbon, a global survey of commercial office high-rise building deep energy retrofits which achieved emissions reductions meeting or exceeding Local Law 97 requirements.

New York’s iconic skyline is dominated by commercial high-rise office buildings. One of the engines of its economy and home to many of the world’s leading corporate headquarters, these buildings are a foundational part of New York City’s identity.

With the passage of Climate Mobilization Act’s Local Law 97, New York City’s ground-breaking legislation to curb building carbon emissions, many questions have arisen about the ability to transform New York’s existing skyline into high performing buildings with dramatically lower carbon emissions — especially our high-rise office buildings.

The High Rise | Low Carbon report is the result of a global search for deep energy retrofits of high-rise office buildings that achieved LL97’s aggressive carbon emission limits. From a complete façade re-clad, to a Japanese climate policy demonstration project, to the comprehensive repositioning of NYC’s most iconic tower, this diverse set of projects was able to achieve an average 38% reduction in site energy intensity. The compendium explores key questions, including: what energy savings are achievable; what buildings systems were upgraded; what technology was deployed; what were the obstacles and opportunities; what factors motivated the project; and what are the key lessons-learned?

Join project collaborators from Building Energy Exchange, NYSERDA, and Level Infrastructure for an overview of this report— the survey methodology, individual project profiles, and key findings—and the implications it holds for building stakeholders as local and State climate policies come into effect.

Richard Yancey, Executive Director, Building Energy Exchange
Monica Ridgway, Project Manager, Advanced Efficiency Solutions, NYSERDA
Byron Stigge, Director, Level Infrastructure

Eugenia Gregorio, Principal, Gregorio Sustainability LLC

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