Earlier this year, New York City Council passed the Climate Mobilization Act (CMA), an aggressive climate action plan which, among other initiatives, places firm limits on building carbon emissions. Starting in 2024, nearly a quarter of our largest buildings may face fines for emitting greenhouses gases in excess of CMA limits, given business-as-usual operations.
Accordingly, a great opportunity exists for deep retrofits, holistic building renovations that reduce operating costs, improve resident comfort, & provide a pathway to compliance with the City's new building emissions laws. With architectural pre-cast buildings & massive glass curtainwall structures dominating our skyline, what steps can the design & construction industry take to perform retrofits that improve building performance & ensure compliance?
Building Energy Exchange welcomes Dr. John Straube October 16th for a presentation on retrofitting New York City's largest buildings. An eminent building scientist & educator, Dr. Straube will detail challenges & solutions to a range of complex retrofit projects, from large architectural pre-cast buildings to glass curtainwall structures.
For building owners, property managers, engineers, & beyond -submit specific details regarding your building in relation to Local Law 97. Please email each detail as a single-page pdf by 9 PM ET on October 14 & include up to 3 questions with your submission*. A selection of submissions will be incorporated into the program by Dr. Straube to address specific real-world concerns as we prepare for the changing tide.
Dr. Straube is a principal at RDH Building Science, where he conducts forensic investigations, assists with the design of new high-performance buildings, & leads research projects in the areas of low-energy building design, building enclosure performance, hygrothermal analysis, & field performance monitoring. A prolific writer & researcher, Straube Is the author or co-author of over 100 published technical papers, the author of the book High Performance Enclosures, & the co-author, with Eric Burnett, of Building Science for Building Enclosures.