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Two sustainability groups to co-present BuildingEnergy New York City on October 16, 2013, where building owners in the Greater NYC area can learn to improve their buildings.

Submitted by: Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)

Categories: Green Building, Community Development

Posted: Sep 03, 2013 – 10:00 AM EST


NEW YORK and GREENFIELD, Mass., Sep. 03 /CSRwire/ - On October 16th 2013, two prominent sustainability groups with over 50 years of professional experience will come together at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square to present a one-day conference highlighting the most forward thinkers and common sense building approaches in the NYC building industry. This conference, BuildingEnergy NYC (BE NYC) focuses on the sustainability, resilience, energy saving and code compliance challenges facing owners of multifamily, commercial, institutional, and small buildings while also addressing financing and budget concerns.

BE NYC is co-presented by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) and GreenHomeNYC (GHNYC), sister organizations in sustainability serving both experienced building practitioners, NYC building owners, and those that are new to the field. BE NYC was launched as a small multifamily building conference in December 2012, and is now expanding to meet the demand of the greater NYC building community.

One of the unique features of BE NYC is how it is created. In just two months, 50 acclaimed professionals put together 24 sessions that are sure to benefit building practitioners at all levels.  These NESEA and GHNYC volunteers wove elements of financing, resilience and best practices into tracks on Multifamily, Commercial and Institutional, Small Buildings, Renewables, Building Systems, and “What the Pros Wanna Know.” 

“This information is intensely valuable to practitioners in the greater NYC area” says BE NYC Conference Chair and Community Preservation Corporation’s VP for Finance’s F.L. Andrew Padian.  “As the nation’s most energy efficient city in per capita consumption, we know that most of our energy use comes from our buildings, and making them better is great for our businesses, our city, and the overall economy.”

The challenge of making New York’s buildings more efficient, sustainable and resilient can only be overcome by having practitioners from all elements of the building industry in the same space learning from and connecting to each other - a whole systems approach. BE NYC attracts exactly the right kind of professionals to make that happen. This year, BE NYC enjoys the sponsorship of major utility companies like ConEdison and National Grid, government organizations such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and community development banks like the Community Preservation Corporation (CPC). BE NYC also enjoys sponsorship from the Natural Resources Defense Council, and respected law firms like Nixon-Peabody. 

“NESEA is the best resource available for networking, learning, and staying up to date on the latest trends concerning energy and the built environment.” says Darien Crimmin, VP Energy & Sustainability, WinnCompanies. And CPC’s Padian concurs. “The material you’ll learn, and the people you’ll meet will help you transition your practice as a building professional.”

Formed in 1976, the mission of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (www.NESEA.org) is to advance the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the built environment. NESEA does this by connecting professionals to each other and to information. This organization facilitates collective learning between all of the professional disciplines that contribute to the built environment. NESEA serves architects, planners, engineers, manufacturers, builders and policy analysts in public and private companies in the 10 northeastern states.

About GreenHome NYC
GHNYC (www.greenhomenyc.org) is a leading voice in NYC for the best information to green your buildings, and has sponsored over 100 monthly forums geared to the public in this realm in the last 10+ years, while providing real training and job hunting skills to those trying to transition into a sustainable career.

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