At Modern All Over Again, our annual conference on October 2, we convened an exceptional array of industry experts to discuss how to best revitalize and retrofit midcentury commercial buildings, public housing, and energy infrastructure in New York City. For the first time, we are sharing videos from those discussions.
In today’s installment, Refurbishing Midcentury Icons (Part 1)—Energy Projects that Don’t Get Implemented Don’t Save Energy, Crissy Haley (Senior Project Manager, JLL) discusses energy and sustainability work being done at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For places like the Center, which is a 6.3 acre campus with 30 indoor–outdoor performing arts facilities and one central mechanical plant, "there is not always going to be silver bullet project that solves all your problems. And the majority of the time, especially on a campus, it takes an in-depth energy study to uncover implementable, viable energy conservation projects," says Haley. "Our goal, on all of our projects, is identifying projects that have the greatest chance of being implemented, because the bottom line is that energy projects that don’t get implemented don’t save energy.”
Watch the video below to learn what was involved in discovering where energy came from for each building and deciphering the building’s proportionate use of shared systems.