2015 Session Content

Multifamily Buildings 2015: Building Bridges to Net Zero

This page is for attendees at AEA’s national conference “Multifamily Buildings 2015: Building Bridges to Net Zero” on Oct 28-30, 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.  The links below will enable you to view pdf versions of the electronic presentations used by presenters during their sessions.  AEA thanks all the presenters and panelists at Multifamily Buildings 2015: Building Bridges to Net Zero for their generosity in sharing their research, knowledge, techniques, program strategies, insights, and more with conference participants

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Wednesday, October 28th 2015
A1 / B4  Integrating Health and Energy Efficiency Co-Benefits into Multifamily Audits and Program Goals

Amy Dryden, Build It Green (A1-B4)

Colleen Flynn, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Jennifer Somers, Energy Foundation

B1   Inclusive and Equitable Pathways to Net Zero Multifamily Housing

Kathleen Smith, International Living Future Institute

John Supp and Jogchum Poodt, District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU)

C1   Energy Efficiency for All: State-Based Advocacy for Energy Efficiency in Affordable Multifamily Housing

Deron Lovaas, Natural Resources Defense Council, moderator

Gina Ciganik, Healthy Building Network

Bob Adams, HD Advisors

Maria Stamas, Natural Resources Defense Council

Valerie Strauss, Association for Energy Affordability, Inc.

D1 Next Generation NYC Housing Authority Sustainability Agenda

Bomee Jung, New York City Housing Authority

Jill Lerner, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Sean Flynn, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects, LLP

E1   Community Solar: Bringing the Benefits of Renewable Energy to Multifamily Building Owners and Residents

Elizabeth Chant, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, moderator

Benjamin Airth, Center for Sustainable Energy

Darien Crimmin, WinnCompanies

Anmol Vanamali, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

G1   Stimulating Investment in Energy Efficiency Measures and Clean Energy Technologies

Michael R. Weisberg, M-Core Credit Corporation

Sage Gerson, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Matt Golden, Environmental Defense Fund

Christopher Diamond, NYCEEC

Wednesday Plenary

Audrey Zibelman, Chair, NY State Public Service Commission

Phillip Saieg, McKinstry “Net Zero Energy: A Movement”

B2   Build, Commission, and Operate to NZE

Phillip Saieg, McKinstry

Thomas J. McMullan, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

C2   Outreach Strategies to Engage Hard-to-Reach Multifamily Customers

Peter Ludwig, Elevate Energy

Jeanine Otte, Elevate Energy / Edward F. Connelly, New Ecology, Inc.

Bill Eckman, TRC Energy Services

D2   Policy Changes to Facilitate Energy Efficiency & Renewables Investments in Assisted Housing

Stephen Morgan, Clean Energy Solutions (Moderator)

Richard Santangelo, Apollo Engineering Solutions, LLC

Bracken Hendricks, Urban Ingenuity

Esther Toporovsky, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Christopher M. Golden, US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Michael Freedberg, US Department of Housing and Urban Development

E2   From Blueprint to Footprint : Making Energy Efficient Design a Reality!

Connor Jansen, Seventhwave

Gina Buffone and Amrit Kaur, Association for Energy Affordability, Inc.

Scott Kessler, TRC Energy Services

F2   Multifamily Building Operator Training

Heather Larson, StopWaste (Alameda County Waste Management Authority) and Mark Yuschak, Association for Energy Affordability, Inc.

Sage Gerson, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Nick Young, Association for Energy Affordability, Inc., AEA West

G2   Passive House in Multifamily: Challenges, Roadblocks and Opportunities

Ken Levenson, New York Passive House

Lois B. Arena, Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

Adam Romano, Association for Energy Affordability, Inc.

A3   Incorporating ZNE Goals into a Comprehensive Multifamily Code Structure

Nehemiah Stone, Stone Energy Associates

Jim Edelson, New Buildings Institute

Sophia Hartkopf, TRC Energy Services

Ann Edminster, Design AVEnues LLC

B3   What Multifamily Owners Should Expect from Commissioning and RetroCommissioning and How to Get It

Liz Fischer, Building Commissioning Association

Daniel Forino, Horizon Engineering

Joseph Sadow, Horizon Engineering

C3   Comprehensive Approach to New and Existing Multifamily Buildings

Michael Jarrett, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), moderator

Margaret Kelly, Enoch Lenge, and Nathaniel Dick, Eversource Energy

Scott Kessler, TRC Energy Services

D3   Coordinating and Leveraging Resources for the Affordable Multifamily Market – WAP and Utility Models

Eric Seretan and Elizabeth Murphy

Dan Rieber, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation

E3   Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Technologies: Mini-splits, ERVs, HRVs, EMS and TRVs

Adam Romano, Association for Energy Affordability, Inc.

Cramer Silkworth, Baukraft Engineering PLLC

F3   Ubiquitous Building Labeling: Pushing Asset and Performance Information into the Market

Caroline Reuss, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Michael Colgrove, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Laura Spencer Humphrey, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

G3 Challenges, Successes and Current Barriers to Scaling Solar to Offset Tenant Electric Loads in Multifamily Buildings

Wayne Waite, Everyday Energy

Benjamin Healey, Connecticut Green Bank

Chris Neidl, Solar One

Scott Sarem, Everyday Energy

Thomas Osdoba, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Tuesday, October 29th 2015
A4 EPA’s Clean Power Plan: No Multifamily Building Left Behind

Lauren Ross, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Sandy Fazeli, National Association of State Energy Officials

Alex Trachtenberg, Southface

Julia Friedman, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Jackson Morris, Natural Resources Defense Council

C4   How Utilities Design Gas and Electric Energy Efficiency and Demand Management Programs for Multifamily Customers

Philip Madnick, Con Edison

Louis Rizzo, National Grid

Eric Kanterman, Con Edison

D4   Code vs Energy Usage Data for Modeling and Design

Nehemiah Stone, Stone Energy Associates, moderator

Sean Armstrong, Redwood Energy

Edward F. Connelly, New Ecology, Inc.

Emmanuel Hales, Zappling, A 2rw Consultants, Inc Company

Skye Gruen, Bright Power, Inc.

E4 Microgrids and Battery Storage Technologies

Dominique Lempereur, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Dan Leonhardt, Pace Energy and Climate Center

Rory Christian, Environmental Defense Fund

Doug Staker, Demand Energy Networks

F4   Accredited Training Programs and Certified Multifamily Energy Professionals

Josh Olsen, US Department of Energy/Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs

Anna Sullivan, Interstate Renewable Energy Council

David Hepinstall, Association for Energy Affordability, Inc.

Larry Zarker, Building Performance Institute, Inc.

G4   Hardwiring Efficiency into Multifamily Finance

Sean Patrick Neill, Cycle7

Elizabeth Derry, Community Preservation Corporation

Karyn Sper, Fannie Mae

Diana Glanternik, New York City Housing Development Corporation

Laura Slutzky, NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development

A5 Myths about Utility Allowance Adjustments and Energy Modeling: Financial Impacts Affecting Deep Retrofits and Tenant Rent Burden

Wayne Waite, Everyday Energy

Nehemiah Stone, Stone Energy Associates

Charlie Harak, National Consumer Law Center

Vince Reina, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, NYU

Sean Armstrong, Redwood Energy

B5   Adopting the Passivhaus Standard for Hi-Rise Multifamily Residential Buildings: NYSERDA-supported Research and Practice

Ilana Judah, FXFOWLE   Passive House in New York

John Napolitano, HANAC; Jack Esterson, think! Architecture and design: Adam Romano, Association for Energy Affordability, Inc.: and Gregory Duncan, Duncan Architect PLLC

C5   Real Estate Forum: Getting Buy-In Up and Down the Chain of Command

David Hepinstall, Association for Energy Affordability, Inc., moderator

John Chen, Prestige Management;  Courtney Horwitz Omni New York, LLC; Miriam Rubinton, Phipps Houses;  Christopher Anelante, Lemle & Wolff, Inc.; Katherine Hanner, Katherine Hanner Consulting LLC; Mary Nitschke, Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc.

D5   The Energy/Water Connection

Warren C. Liebold and Vlada Kenniff, New York City Department of Environmental Protection

Evan Mason, Sustainable Yards and Homes

E5   Adjustable Speed Motors and VFDs in Multifamily Buildings

Andrew Brooks and Nick Dirr, Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. (AEA West)

F5   Developing and Tracking Trade Ally Performance

Karin Lang, TRC Energy Services and Lee Butler, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Vincent Perez, Association for Energy Affordability, Inc.

G5   Sharing a Research Agenda for Near-Zero Multifamily Buildings

Michael Bobker, CUNY Building Performance Lab

A6   Determining Appropriate Approaches to Energy Assessments in Multifamily Buildings: Policy, Program, and Market Considerations

Andrew Brooks, Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. (AEA West)

John Lee, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, New York City

Fredric Goldner, Energy Management & Research Associates

B6 Making Super-Efficiency Affordable: A Story of a Near-Zero Net Energy Multifamily Development In New Jersey

Alison Donovan, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

Christine Liaukus, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Center for Building Knowledge

Ed Martoglio, RPM Development Group

C6 Multifamily Whole Building Program Progress in California

Nick Dirr, Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. (AEA West), Moderator

Heather Larson, StopWaste (Alameda County Waste Management Authority)

Rachel Kuykendall, Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. (AEA West)

Karen Contreras, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Sophia Hartkopf, TRC Energy Services

Michael Maroney, TRC Energy Services

D6   Integrating Green Building Measures into Capital Planning for HUD Assisted and Public Housing Programs

Theodore (Ted) K. Toon, US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Bruce Rider, US Department of Housing and Urban Development and Marc Retish, Ameresco

E6   Energy Efficiency, Demand Response and Demand Management in Multifamily Buildings

John Skipper, Con Edison, moderator

Peter N. Giasemis, Con Edison

David Unger, Sentient Buildings LLC

Rob Greig, Con Edison

F6   Innovative Approaches to Drive Efficiency Adoption: A Data Jam Event Using Portfolio Manager

Steven J. Kismohr, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Ellen M. Sargent, Chicago Housing Authority

Katie Kaluzny, US Green Building Council, Illinois Chapter

G6   Getting to Net Zero Energy and Water Use and Beyond in Existing Multifamily Buildings

Amy Dryden, Build It Green

Sean Armstrong, Redwood Energy

Nick Young, Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. (AEA West)

Friday, October 30th 2015
A7   Weatherizing Multifamily Buildings through the Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Bruce Tonn, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

David Hepinstall, Association for Energy Affordability, Inc.

Dan Rieber, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation

B7   Addressing Energy and Water Waste in Multifamily DHW Distribution Systems

Eric Ansanelli, The Levy Partnership, Inc.

Nick Dirr, Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. (AEA West)

Gabriel Ayala, Enovative Group, Inc.

C7   Passive House: Lessons from Both Sides of the Pond

Richard Yancey and Yetsuh Frank, Building Energy Exchange

Luke Falk, Related Companies

D7   Data, Decisions, and the Built Environment

Julia Brooke Hustwit, US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Michael Freedberg, US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Megan Houston, Institute for Market Transformation

E7   Lighting, Smart Apartments, and Controls: What’s on the Horizon?

Fred Davis, Fred Davis Corporation

Angela Ferrante, SparkFund

 

 

 

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