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In 2012, the City of New York adopted a package of revisions to the NYC Zoning Resolution, collectively called “Zone Green,” in order to facilitate more sustainable and energy-efficient design. Zone Green addressed impediments to building thicker, better-insulated walls and installing solar panels, solar shading systems, green roofs, greenhouses and more.

Fast forward 6 years: Zone Green has successfully solved the problems anticipated at the time, but there are now new technologies and new barriers. Last fall, Urban Green convened a Task Force of over 40 stakeholders to develop a roadmap for Zone Greener—potential upgrades to the Zoning Resolution that would further facilitate the next generation of green building.

Part 1 of this two-part series focuses on building better walls; the second will focus on solar. The Task Force identified several major new wall-related issues, which expert panelists will address: high-performance curtain walls, thermal bridging, the re-cladding or over-cladding of mid-century modern buildings and super-efficient walls. They will also discuss the successes of Zone Green in facilitating new masonry walls and the addition of exterior insulation.

GBCI 1.5, AIA CES 1.5

Organized by
Urban Green Council
Tuesday, 4/03
6pm to 8pm
The Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012
Non-member: $15, Member: $10, EP Member: $5, Sponsor/Leadership Member: Free
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