2017 Urban Green Conference

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 3 credits
AIA CES:
Approved for 3 credits
PDH:
3 credits
Event Prices: 
General Admission
$75
Member Admission
$65

Each year, Urban Green's annual conference tackles an issue or trend relevant to urban professionals in the green building sector.

Thank you to those who attended this year's event.

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. Transition to a low-carbon grid,
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 featured a robust dialogue on emerging energy and building technologies. Industry experts examined central assumptions about how we'll build and operate our buildings over the coming decades.

UPCOMING EVENT SERIES 

Urban Green is launching a new event series, inspired by our 2017 Conference. These sessions will explore questions that were raised during the event, as well as relevant related topics.

DECEMBER 7
It's Electrifying: Converting Heating Systems

FEBRUARY 6  
It's Electrifying: Converting Domestic Hot Water Systems

ELECTRIFICATION BLOG POST SERIES

SESSION INFORMATION

ELECTRIFYING THE BUILDING INDUSTRY 

NYC’s 80x50 plan includes a transition to a low-carbon grid. We will dissect the uncertainties, explore the implications and address the challenges of this transition as they relate to our building stock and energy supply. At this session, speakers will discuss possible paths and timelines to achieve our reduced emissions goal. 

Charlotte Matthews, VP of Sustainability, Related Companies (Moderator)
Chris Cavanagh, Manager, New Energy Solutions, National Grid 
Margarett Jolly, Director of Research and Development, Con Edison 
Janet Joseph, SVP for Strategy and Market Development, NYSERDA 
John Reese, SVP, Eastern Generation 

TRANSFORMING BUILDING SYSTEMS
How will the transformation to electrified building systems play out at the individual building level? At this session, speakers will examine the space heating, water heating, energy generation and energy storage technologies that are likely to become more widespread as we convert our building systems to electricity. 

Scott Frank, Partner, Jaros, Baum & Bolles (Moderator)
Steven Bluestone, Founder, Passive Dwellings / Co-Founder ICF Panels,        Helix Rebar 
John Cerveny, Director of Resource Development, NY-BEST
Marc Zuluaga, VP and Director, Multifamily Energy Services, Steven
     Winter Associates 


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