Continuing Education Credits
Each year, Urban Green's annual conference tackles an issue or trend relevant to urban professionals in the green building sector.
2017 | It's Electrifying: Exploring NYC’s Climate Plan to Electrify Buildings
October 4, 2017
Three years ago, New York committed to reducing citywide carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050. The framework included three components:
1. Cut building energy use in half,
2. Green the grid (make the grid carbon neutral), and
3. Electrify systems to reduce fossil fuel use in buildings.
However, the path to achieving all three legs by 2050 is cluttered with uncertainty, raising more questions than answers. When is the right time to electrify building systems? Which technologies will we be seeing more of? Who will do the work?
Urban Green’s 2017 Conference will feature a robust dialogue on emerging energy and building technologies. Industry experts will examine the central assumptions about how we'll build and operate our buildings over the coming decades.
What is building electrification, and why is it important to discuss now? Our Executive Director explains.
How will electrification impact architects, and why should they start thinking about the power grid now? Rafael Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects shares his thoughts.
Is the electrification of systems a new concept? Our Policy Manager, Chris Halfnight, takes us back to the 1950s.
8:30 AM | Breakfast/Registration
9:00 AM | Welcome
9:05 AM | Session 1: Electrifying the Building Industry (+ Q&A)
10:30 AM | Break
10:50 AM | Session 2: Transforming Building Technologies (+ Q&A)
12:15 PM | Closing Remarks
Charlotte Matthews, Vice President of Sustainability, Related
Janet Joseph, Senior VP of Strategy and Market Development,
Chris Cavanagh, Director, National Grid, New Energy Solutions Group
John Reese, Senior VP, Eastern Generation Company
Margarett Jolly, Director of Research and Development, Con Edison
Scott Frank, Partner, JB&B
Marc Zuluaga, VP Director Multifamily Energy Services, SWA
Steven Bluestone, Co-Founder, ICF Panels / Helix Rebar / Passive
John Cerveny, Director of Resource Development, NY Battery and
Energy Storage Technology Consortium