Upcoming Exhibitions

October 1, 2011 - January 21, 2012

Buildings = Energy

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, currently about 40% of the energy consumed in the United States is attributed to buildings. Buildings = Energy explores how critical choices by people in the fields of design, planning, engineering, government, building management, and occupant behavior can make positive energy changes in our cities. Each portion of the exhibition uses a different lens to look at energy: from calculating embodied energy in building materials, to the process of design decisions made across a building’s lifecycle, to tools used to assess and analyze energy, to municipal and community programs that bring awareness to energy issues in New York City’s built environment.

Exhibition and related programs are organized by the AIA New York Chapter in collaboration with the Center for Architecture Foundation.

Curator: Donna Zimmerman
Research Advisor: Fiona Cousins, Arup
One Building=Many Choices Building Design, Diagrams and Renderings: Anthony Fieldman, AIA LEED AP, Robert Goodwin, AIA LEED AP, and Peter Syrett, AIA LEED AP BD+C, Perkins+Will
Exhibition Design:
Pure + Applied
Research Assistant: John Keeley

Special thanks to the Buildings=Energy Advisory Committee:
Mustafa Abadan, FAIA, Design Partner, SOM
Margaret Castillo, AIA LEED AP, President, AIA New York Chapter
Colin Cathcart, AIA, Partner, Kiss+Cathcart
Rory Christian, Energy Director, NYCHA
Michael Colgrove, Director of New York Office, NYSERDA
Chris Collins, Executive Director, Solar One
Fiona Cousins, Principal, Arup
Anthony Fieldman, AIA LEED AP, Design Principal, Perkins + Will
Bruce Fowle, FAIA LEED AP, Senior Principal, FXFOWLE
Carl Galioto, FAIA, Senior Principal, HOK
Laurie Kerr, AIA, Senior Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability
Craig Schwitter, Partner and Regional Director, North America, Buro Happold
Robert Silman, Hon. AIA, Principal, Robert Silman Associates
Russell Unger, Executive Director, Urban Green Council


Lead Sponsor:

MechoShade Systems, Inc.
Robert Silman Associates

Acheson Doyle Partners Architects, P.C.
DeLaCour Family Foundation
Ibex Construction
Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.

1100 Architect
Bleecker Area Merchants & Residents Association (BAMRA)
Brenda Levin
Capsys Corp.
Community Environmental Center, Inc.
Helpern Architects
Hugo S. Subotovsky A.IA. Architects LLC
Levien & Company
New York Building Congress, Inc.
Oppenheimer Brady Vogelstein
P.W. Grosser Consulting, Inc.
Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
Viridian Energy & Environmental, LLC

List as of September 26, 2011


Opening Reception

Saturday, October 1, 2011, 7-9pm
In conjunction with the opening of Smarter Living – The 2,000-Watt Society.

Sustainability by Design – Meeting the 2030 Challenge in New York City
October 18: Module #1, October 28: Module #2, November 21: Module #3, December 2: Module #4, December 12: Module #5. All sessions are 1-5pm.
Organized by the AIA New York Chapter Committee on the Environment.

When Green is Not an Option but the Law!
October 3, 2011, 6-8pm
Co-organized and Sponsored by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York.

Buildings = Energy: Design for a Change Symposium
November 5, 2011, 11am-5pm

Buildings = Energy Family Day
November 12, 2011, 11am – 1pm; 2 – 4pm

Universities = Energy: Campus Action for Building Energy Reduction
November 22, 2011, 6-8pm

Benchmarking in Action: Retrofitting New York
November 30, 2011, 6-8pm

Design for Energy: The Language of Sustainability
December 1, 2011, 6-8pm

Homes = Energy: What You Can Do as a Renter
January 12, 2011, 6-8pm
Co-organized by NYSERDA.

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