Calendar of Events

Mon 10.26.2009

Energy Code Changes: What the Design Team Needs to Know - Session 1


When: 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM MONDAY, ARCHTOBER 26

Where: At The Center   

Starting this month, the NYC Department of Buildings will require that all projects submitted for approval include calculations to demonstrate compliance with the NYS Energy Code. At the request of the New York City Department of Buildings these organizations have assembled a group of speakers to disseminate their knowledge and understanding of the NYS Energy Code and to make clear the Energy Code submittal requirements for all projects in NYC. In order to better serve our mutual public there will be presentations organized in three different time frames. The first of these is the Morning Series presented below. CES Learning Units offered.

Session 1: Monday, October 26th
Overview of the Greening of the NYC and other Codes
Chris Garvin, AIA LEED AP, Cook + Fox, Terrapin Bright Green

As an introduction to the series, Chris will discuss the state of energy codes, trends, and pending legislation and how these national and international trends will affect the local energy codes. In addition to the Energy Code changes, the Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability has presented a number of other changes to the current building code which are anticipated to become Local Laws in our immediate future. These include: 

  • City Energy Code and the elimination of the renovation exemption
  • Audits, Retro Commissioning and Retrofits of Building Systems
  • Benchmarking Energy and Water Use
  • Lighting System Upgrades

This presentation will provide an overview of these changes and address the greening of building codes in a more general perspective.

In addition, he will discuss the current documentation requirements being required by the Department of Buildings for Energy Code compliance.

Chris Garvin, AIA, LEED AP
Chris Garvin is an accomplished practitioner and active voice in the sustainable design community. Since moving to New York in 1998, he has specialized in environmental architecture and materials research, while serving on numerous advisory boards and in organizations that advocate for sustainability in design.

Chris serves as a project lead for many of projects for Cook+Fox Architects while also managing consulting engagements for green building think tank Terrapin Bright Green, where he is a Partner. His interests include high-performance design at both the building and community scale, zero energy communities, biomimicry, and water conservation.

Complementing his work at Terrapin, Chris lectures frequently on sustainable design and has taught at the Pratt Institute’s Center for Professional Practice since 2002. He also advises several organizations on sustainability issues, including the National Building Museum and the New York Academy of Sciences. He serves on the Board of Directors for the US Green Building Council – New York Chapter and on the Advisory Board for Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability.

Session 2: Tuesday, October 27th
Lighting Design and the Energy Code
Hayden McKay, AIA, FIALD, FIESNA, LEED AP, Horton, Lees, Brogden
Shoshanna Segal, IALD, Horton, Lees, Brogden

Session 3: Wednesday October 28th
Mechanical Systems and the Energy Code
John Rundell, LEED AP, Buro Happold

Session 4: Tuesday, November 3rd
Building Enclosures and the Energy Code
Michael Waite, LEED AP, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Session 5: Wednesday, November 4th
Energy Modeling and the Energy Code
Adrian Tuluca, RA, LEED AP, Viridian Energy and Environment

Events organized by:
 AIA NY Committee on the Environment, Building Enclosure Council and Building Codes Committee, together with ASHRAE and Urban Green

CES LUs 1.5; HSW 1.5; SD 1.5 (per session)


Please visit our calendar soon to register for an upcoming encore of this course -- a full day training on Wed, December 2.  Registration will be available soon.


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