Hyper-Efficient Building Workshops: Strategies to Comply with Local Law 31, August 29-30, NY NY

  • 29 August 2017 To 30 August 2017
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 05:00 PM
  • Event Host : Urban Green Council
  • Event Location : The Center for Architecture - Manhattan, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY, 10012, United States
Hyper-Efficient Building Workshops: Strategies to Comply with Local Law 31, August 29-30, NY NY
Event Description

In 2016, New York City passed Local Laws 31 and 32, aimed at strengthening existing sustainability requirements and introducing new measures that will make NYC-owned buildings among the most efficient in the country. Specifically, Local Law 31 requires new municipal buildings to use 50% less energy compared to code or the median energy use for buildings of that type in New York—radically more efficient than most buildings under construction. Through these laws, most new city buildings and major retrofits must achieve LEED Gold status and cut their energy use in half.

To assist the professional community in preparing to meet this challenge, AIA New York and Urban Green Council will offer in-depth training starting this summer and continuing throughout the fall, on the design of hyper-efficient buildings and compliance with LL31/32. The two-day workshops are limited to 25 participants and open to all architects, designers, engineers, and construction trade professionals.

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, August 29 - Wednesday, August 30
Tuesday, November 7 - Wednesday, November 8
Thursday, December 14 - Friday, December 15 (tentative dates)

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Urban Green Council
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • The architecture firm A2M has designed dozens of exemplary buildings that meet Passive House standards and specializes in trainings on hyper-efficient building design. A2M will be leading this workshop, which will include modules delivered by Dan Nall of Syska Hennessy and other New York City experts. The workshop will be a mixture of lectures and hands-on sessions to help attendees develop wall sections and work with modeling tools.
  • Event type
    • Training

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