Urban Green Council Conference- Retrofitting to Scale: 50,000 Buildings in 10 Years

New York, New York

Date

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

8:30am - 12:30pm

Location

Kimmel Center for University Life, Washington Square South, New York, NY, USA

Repeats

N/A

Event Description

RETROFITTING TO SCALE: 50,000 BUILDINGS IN 10 YEARS

In the near future, New York City will likely require that buildings larger than 25,000 square feet reduce their energy consumption. To comply with these regulations, building retrofits will have to occur on a scale never before experienced in NYC—or anywhere else.

The city’s largest energy retrofit firms only complete 50 or so large projects annually. The NYC Retrofit Accelerator, the city’s designated program to facilitate building retrofits, is on track to complete 1,500 projects over three years. In comparison, the policies under consideration in NYC would require 5,000 building retrofits each year.

Retrofitting to Scale will explore solutions for NYC and other metro areas. What are the barriers to upgrading buildings now? What must change to make scaling retrofits feasible? What business opportunities will emerge? We will explore these questions over two thought-provoking sessions.

This event is approved for 3.5 GBCI, AIA CES and PDH credits.