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12/3/21, 9am - 1pm
Center for Architecture
14 LU / 14 HSW

This multi-day training course, which runs provides 14 CES LU|HSWs, serves as the in-person track for Procrastinators’ Days. The course is given December 2-3 and 6-7, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET. Individuals interested in attending virtual programming can register  for individual, one-hour courses on December 2 and 3 here. 

New York has gotten serious about climate change and this will have a huge impact on architectural practice. Local Law 97 sets carbon caps on emissions from large buildings and will be enforced with fines. Another law requires large buildings to post energy-efficiency grades near public entrances. In addition, the newest energy code is about 20% stronger than the last one.

Building owners now expect architects and other designers to have the expertise to help them meet the code, avoid fines, and get good grades. An estimated $21 billion will be spent on building retrofits to meet the carbon caps through 2030, and even more will be spent through 2050, representing a huge business opportunity for skilled designers and a chance to help solve the most pressing issue of this century. Designers without expertise may instead face legal liabilities, should their work result in carbon fines or low grades.

Retrofit Now! will provide you with a comprehensive overview of New York City’s regulatory environment and training in how to make significant energy and carbon reductions in your clients’ buildings.

Key topics include:
• Regulatory and existing building stock context
• Retrofits, deep retrofits, and capital asset planning
• Typical architectural renovations that can be leveraged
• Engineering strategies for energy-use reduction
• Financial and technical assistance A full course outline is available online.

See the full course outline online.

Laurie Kerr, FAIA, LEED AP, President, LK Policy Lab
Wolfgang Werner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC

Member Price $250
General Public $300


Prior Course attendees had this to say:
“Well organized and logical progression through the topics…provide a comprehensive and easy to understand deep dive into a very complex technical, legal and sociological minefield.”
“Very informative, confirming what I knew and learning what I did not know”

This event is offered in person; proof of vaccination (for those 12 and over) with photo ID are required in order to attend in person. Food and beverages will be served. Masks are recommended when not actively consuming food and beverages. Read our full Health and Safety Protocol here.

Organized by
AIA New York and CUNY Building Performance Lab
12/3/21, 9am - 1pm
Center for Architecture
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