We’ve been working diligently all summer to kick off this programming season with high-level events, updated code trainings, and an interactive exhibit.

Below is a sneak peak at what to expect at the Exchange this Fall:


  • The BEEx Programs Committee works hard to develop engaging events about industry-leading topics. Upcoming events include a panel on effective measurement and verification strategies, a discussion on the implications of light pollution in urban areas, and a forum on distributed generation and storage. These events will be available for sign-up shortly. In the meantime, check out photos and videos from the committee’s recent event, Storms! Floods! Heat Waves! here.
  • We are partnering with Northeast Sustainable Energy Association on a morning session that will give you a quick taste of NESEA’s upcoming full-day conference, Building Energy NYC.
  • We’ll be presenting more programs on Passive House – a rigorous building standard that is gaining popularity in New York. This Fall, we will have architects and project teams who have spearheaded PH projects, including a groundbreaking landmark project, sharing their insight on the opportunities and challenges of building these efficient buildings.
  • Our popular three-part Green Light training series on codes that impact lighting design, evaluating LED lighting systems, and strategies for retrofitting LED systems and controls, got a face lift this summer. We’ll be offering this series in September.



We are excited to be presenting a few of our projects in upcoming conferences. If you’re attending, be sure to stop by our session!

  • Turning Data into Action – BuildingEnergyNYC – October 15
    Our executive director, Richard Yancey, joins Jenna Tatum of NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and Laurie Kerr of Urban Green Council to explain how the City is using collected benchmarking and audit data to develop programs and tools that help building owners and decision makers overcome energy efficiency investment barriers.
  • Big Buildings + Big Data = Big Savings in NYC  – Greenbuild – November 20
    We’re excited to present our newly released report, Retrofitting Affordability at Greenbuild in Washington DC. If you missed our report launch in June, stop by our session to learn about the energy efficiency retrofit opportunities in New York City’s multifamily buildings. The authors and key players in the city’s climate action plan will discuss how this analysis can provide a road map for accelerating retrofits.



Lighting is often referred to as the low-hanging fruit of building retrofits. Switching bulbs to LEDs is a common and effective strategy; but what is the next step toward reducing lighting energy use consumption in buildings? Particularly in large commercial buildings, there is great potential to maximize lighting efficiency through sophisticated controls, interactive shading systems, and integrative daylight and occupancy sensors. Our next exhibit, launching at the end of 2015, will showcase the innovative and advanced lighting, daylighting, and shading systems installed in our Living Lab Demonstration Project. This project will monitor these complex systems in flagship NYC offices in two leading financial institutions. We will document successes and barriers and develop the resources to aid the widespread deployment of similar-scaled projects. This exhibit will feature the actual lighting fixtures and controls installed in the two buildings for visitors to interact with and a variety of other information and resources on this important subject.

We hope to see you at our events in a few weeks!


  • Green Light Training

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