Bright Power Speaks at BuildingsNY 2012: Greener Greater New York Charette


Jeff Perlman will discuss New York City’s energy benchmarking legislation, how it effects building owners and energy use.

Greener Greater New York Charette (May 2, 2012) 

(BuildingsNY 2012, Javits Center, NYC)

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Speakers: Jeffrey Perlman (Bright Power, Inc.), Christopher Cayten (CodeGreen Solutions, Inc.), Michael English, PE, (CCP Horizon Engineering Associates, LLP)

Location: 1C04

New York City’s Greener Greater Buildings legislation represents some of the most ambitious municipal energy efficiency mandates in the country requiring energy benchmarking reports for all New York City buildings over 50,000 square feet. The legislation was developed in support of PlaNYC, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ambitious campaign to reduce citywide carbon emissions to 30 percent below 2005 levels and to reduce emissions from government operations to 20 percent below fiscal year 2006 levels by 2017. Using the intensive “Charrette” format, participants will discuss and evaluate the goals of the law, practical considerations of carrying out the benchmarking, problems with the roll out, what we’ve learned from the data, and the benefits and considerations of a doing a benchmark. Participants also will discuss how building owners are complying with the laws and how the laws are affecting the broader commercial real estate industry in New York City. Are there aspects of the law that could be improved or hinder the implementation of cost-effective strategies for complying? We hope to have an in-depth discussion of the benefits of compliance; presentation of a case study highlighting the energy savings achieved through compliance in numerous NYC buildings; and are there gaps in information and support?

Learning Objectives:

1. The Local Laws associated with the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan; the cost of complying with them and how to build a compliance strategy that fits your building.

2. Understand what we have learned about energy usage by buildings in NYC and the limitations of benchmarking and how to work with the information it does provide.

3. Learn how complying with the laws can help you achieve LEED-EB certification.

4. Use evaluative criteria to identify how their building(s) can achieve compliance and what benefits they can expect to see.

This session has been approved for 1.5 AIA/CES Learning Units

Level: Intermediate – Advanced

Fee: Education Pass Required