Climate Change Solutions: BE-Ex Climate Week Events

September 22, 2019

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NYC’s Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) continues its pivotal role in supporting the de-carbonization of NYC’s building sector with three must-go events during Climate Week this week.

  • Monday, September 23, 3–5pm at BE-Ex
    Landlord-Tenant Collaboration: Strategies for Building Performance

    This in-depth panel discussion on the fundamental changes needed to meet NYC’s 80x50 carbon reduction targets will be hosted by Lia Cairone, Assistant Deputy Director of Policy at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and moderated by Chris Brown, Director of Private Sector Engagement at the Institute for Market Transformation. Panelists include representatives from Ernest and Young, Vornado Realty Trust, CoreNet Global, and NYC Climate Action Alliance.
  • Wednesday, September 25, 6–8pm at BE-Ex
    Do No Harm: Achieving Net Zero Buildings

    Framed by ILFI’s recent work with Kingspan (a buildings material company) on net zero energy projects and the role of Passive House as a powerful demand reduction strategy, this discussion will illuminate the power of urban zero energy targets to meet both our long-term climate action goals as well as near term targets like New York City’s carbon emissions limits for buildings (LL 97). Yetsuh Frank of Building Energy Exchange will moderate. Panelists include Amanda Sturgeon, CEO of International Living Future Institute; Brent Trenga, Building Technology Director at Kingspan; and Stas Zakrzewski Principal at ZH Architects.
  • Friday, September 27, 8:30am-12pm at BE-Ex
    International Pathways: Cities Decarbonizing Buildings

    (SOLD OUT, but BE-Ex will be live-streaming and archiving the event video on this event page.) This Climate Week NYC event, co-produced by BE-Ex and the Japan Climate Initiative, will provide an international showcase of leading city policies and programs that are driving effective climate action and building energy efficiency. The conversation will be moderated by Adam Hinge, Managing Director of Sustainable Energy Partnerships. Panelists will include representatives from Emission Cap and Trade at Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Climate Change Policy Headquarters at City of Yokohama, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Washington, DC Department of Energy & Environment, and the Renewable Energy Institute / Japan Climate Initiative.

A big “thank you” to BE-Ex both for producing this event line-up and for their ongoing programming for the community.