*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.*
New York City has gotten serious about climate change, and this will have a huge impact on architectural practice. A new law (Local Law 97), which will be enforced with stringent fines, sets caps on carbon emissions from large existing buildings. Another (Local Law 95) requires large buildings to post energy efficiency grades near public entrances. Moreover, the city’s latest energy code is about 20% stronger than the last one. Since building owners rely on the expertise of architects to comply with codes, avoid fines, and get good efficiency grades, it is essential for architects to master these new requirements.
“PlanningNow!” is one of five classes in the “RetrofitNow! Biweekly Series.” The full series provides a comprehensive overview of New York City’s regulatory environment and options for how architects and owners can make significant energy and carbon reductions in buildings.
“PlanningNow!” introduces the regulatory landscape and provides a general roadmap on how to achieve compliance. Material will be presented in three sections.
The first section describes why buildings will play the central role in New York City’s aggressive carbon commitments. The section details the requirements of Local Law 97 and focuses on Energy Star Scores, energy audits, and calculating carbon emissions.
The second section explains how NYC’s most common types of existing buildings use energy and emit carbon, identifying the primary inefficiencies of prevalent historic systems. The section focuses on heat and hot water, the four basic conceptual steps to getting to zero emissions in buildings, and the complexities introduced by the split between tenant and owner energy use.
The last section introduces architects to the novel issues they will encounter planning for carbon reductions over a 30-year horizon. It describes the basic planning tools, from energy audits to “Deep Energy Retrofit Plans,” to long-term capital/carbon plans. It discusses strategic planning, “no regrets” strategies, and the role of the architect in typical scenarios.
Instructor: Laurie Kerr, FAIA, LEED AP, President, LK Policy Lab
AIANY members: $90
General Public: $100
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This series includes the following five virtual sessions:
AIA New York and CUNY Building Performance Lab